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Roseanne Barr: Bill Cosby's Sexual Assault Accusations Are No Surprise

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By    |   Friday, 30 Jan 2015 02:42 PM

Roseanne Barr has weighed in on the sexual assault scandal surrounding Bill Cosby, telling "Access Hollywood" this week that "we all heard it for a long time, and it surprises nobody."

In an interview on the set of ABC’s “Cristela,” where Barr was filming a guest appearance, she was blunt about the accusations made by more than 30 women that Cosby assaulted them. The comedian has denied all of the allegations.

"We all know women who know somebody, if they didn't go through it themselves with Bill Cosby," Barr told "Access Hollywood." "There are hardly any women — hairdressers, waitresses, working women — who don't know somebody (affected by the allegations)."

When asked why she thought no one had spoken up before about the situation, Barr said, “Because nobody gives a damn – until a man says it.”

Barr — who, at the beginning of "Access Hollywood’s" questions, muttered, “Now I’m really gonna get in trouble" — drew a lot of criticism when she tweeted a photo of herself looking rough with a scratch on her face, with the words, “tussel w bill cosby,” TMZ reported in November. 

The tweet was removed from Barr’s account, but many criticized what TMZ called a “domestic violence joke,” and what was really “the perils of a chemical peel.”

TMZ said Barr tweeted after removing the photo, “Got a chemical peel to look more sexier. Joked about tussling cosby."

Still, even after the bad reaction to that tweet, Barr was willing to offer her opinion about Cosby to "Access Hollywood." She even said she still had hopes for him. “Maybe it’s not the end of it,” she told the entertainment site. “I have hopes for this great comic. I do. I have hopes that he would just make it clean and make it right. And I do think he could do that.”



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