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Amy Schumer’s mock defense of Bill Cosby is f**king brutal

'We deserve to dance like no one’s watching, and watch like no one’s raping.'

Mar 1, 2020, 2:55 am*

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Michelle Jaworski 

Michelle Jaworski

We won’t know if Bill Cosby will ever face a trial for any of the dozens of rape allegations against him (he’ll barely even address them), but he’s finally going to court on Inside Amy Schumer.

Amy Schumer is tasked with defending Cosby in the court of public opinion after he’s been accused of sexually assault and rape by 41 women. She doesn’t have to prove he’s innocent, instead analyzing whether we can still care about Cosby and Mr. Huxtable, his beloved sitcom character, after the accusations. And all she needs is a little nostalgia to convince people, even if she still won’t accept a drink from him.

“If convicted, the next time you put on a rerun of The Cosby Show, you may wince a little,” she said in her closing argument. “And none of us deserve that. … We deserve to dance like no one’s watching, and watch like no one’s raping.”

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*First Published: May 27, 2015, 4:16 pm