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Bill Cosby is in role of outcast after sexual assault allegations
Bill Cosby is in role of outcast after sexual assault allegations

A generation ago, Bill Cosby played the role of America's Dad, with a No. 1-rated family sitcom, a runaway bestseller about fatherhood and a lucrative ad career built around his Everyman image. His legacy as a pioneering African American entertainer seemed secure. Early success as a stand-up comic was followed by a starring role in "I Spy," the 1960s TV hit. In the 1980s, he starred as Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable in "The Cosby Show," one of the first sitcoms centered on an affluent African American family. Now, his career stands threatened by allegations of sexual misconduct — with media companies running away from the man they once embraced. The scandal will...

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