Bill Cosby is back in the headlines for a comment that appeared to make light of the numerous rape allegations against him. During a stand-up set Thursday in Ontario, Canada, Cosby reportedly told a woman in the audience, "Be careful drinking around me," seemingly a reference to the claims made by several women that he drugged and sexually assaulted them.
Some are not amused by Cosby's remark. In a statement to The Times, Gloria Allred, who is representing seven of the more than two dozen women who've accused Cosby of sexual misconduct, lashed out at the former sitcom star:
"Mr. Cosby's misguided attempt to use humor to distract from the serious allegations made by many of his alleged victims that he placed a drug in their drinks and then sexually assaulted them has only deepened the emotional injury that many of the alleged victims feel that they have suffered because of what they believe he inflicted upon them.
Angela Rose, founder of the Chicago-based advocacy organization Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment, also expressed her dismay at Cosby's remarks.