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Bill Cosby Asks Reporter During Arranged Media Appearance, “Don’t Put Me on #MeToo”

January 12, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Bill Cosby made a flippant remark about the #MeToo movement during one of his first public appearances since his sexual assault case saw a mistrial. The Guardian reports that Cosby invited reporters, cameramen and publicists to a dinner he had with an old friend on Wednesday at Philadelphia’s Ristorante La Veranda, where he told some jokes during the meal. Cosby dined with a childhood friend and a few publicists.

When he shook a reporter’s hand, he joked, “Please, don’t put me on MeToo.” #MeToo is the movement that spread across Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms following in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment and assault story.

Cosby has keep clear of public appearances since his criminal trial for sexual assault allegations levied by Andrea Constand ended in a mistrial last June. The new trial begins on April 2nd. When asked about it, Cosby reportedly said “We’re ready” on his way out of the restaurant.

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