5 Black celebrities whose careers were cut short due to sex scandals

Novieku Babatunde Adeola September 11, 2019
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Bill Cosby_Photo: NBC news

Bill Cosby

From being America’s Dad to becoming a ‘sexually violent predator’, Bill Cosby’s reputation has been reduced to zero. The hero of the American sitcom that aired on NBC every Sunday night was accused by numerous women of rape, sexual battery, child sexual abuse, and others. The earliest incident allegedly dates back to 1960.

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Bill Cosby after he was sentenced to state prison_Photo: NPR

The assault allegation against him became public after a stand-up routine by comedian Hannibal Buress became viral in October 2014, alluding to his covert-sexual misbehaviour. Shortly afterwards, many other claims were made.


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