The filmmakers behind the upcoming historical documentary “Painted Down”, a film that highlights the once-common practice of painting white stuntmen in black makeup to double for African-American performers, have withdrawn their support for comedian Bill Cosby.
The “Cosby Show” star has been battling allegations of decades-old sexual abuse from more than 30 women since last year and the situation worsened earlier this month when a sealed deposition from a lawsuit was made public, reported Entertainment Weekly.
In the testimony, Bill Cosby confessed to giving Andrea Constand, who accused him of molesting her, Benadryl and obtaining sedatives called Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women he wanted to get intimate with.
“Cosby is no longer attached to the project… We were the last project standing behind him, but now with Whoopi and (talent agency) CAA pulling the plug, we must also disassociate and cut all ties with Cosby. It’s the right thing to do in light of the recent court deposition being made public,” he said.
Bill Cosby settled his lawsuit with Constand out of court in 2006.