Wendy Williams: Bill Cosby Tried to Get Me Fired For Discussing Rape Rumors
It’s clear to gossip fans that Wendy Williams has the gift of the gab, but did her main claim to fame almost get her axed from radio?
According to the daytime diva, yes, and all because Bill Cosby was upset over her coverage of his alleged sexual assault victims.
The TV personality recently shared that the fallen star attempted to get her fired for discussing rumors he’d sexually assaulted women during her early radio days, according to TheJasmineBrand.
In a recent interview, the slimmed-down star shared how Cosby tried to get rid of her by calling her boss while she was still on air discussing the drug and rape rumors.
“I’m a young girl, I’m in my twenties, it’s like 1992 or 1991. I’m on the air in the morning doing my gossip report.
“The general manager is in his office — this is like seven o’clock in the morning.”
She went on, “Cosby is on the phone talking to the GM. The GM is definitely agreeing with Cosby and figuring out what to do with me.”
Wendy then says she had a discussion with her boss about her style of journalism, convincing him she had a unique voice that, while controversial, would never put their company in any kind of legal jeopardy.
Her morning show ratings were also through the roof, further weakening The Cosby Show star’s argument that she deserved the boot.
She ultimately was able to keep her job, going on to become one of the biggest names in urban radio, and later, mainstream television.
When asked about Bill’s latest controversy and trial, the 53-year-old is completely over it, saying she spilled this tea over two decades ago and is no longer worried about it.
“It is what it is. It’s really uncomfortable. People did not understand what I was saying back in 1992 and 1993 and now all of a sudden they’re coming late to the party.
“I’m exhausted, I’m moving on.”
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