Beverly Hills attorney Marty Singer lashed out at the media today for its handling of the Bill Cosby sex abuse scandal, while also questioning the motives and credibility of his client’s accusers. “We’ve reached the point of absurdity. The stories are getting more ridiculous,” said Singer, who long has practiced extreme offense as a form of public defense for his clients. This is the man who just last month threatened Google with a $100 million lawsuit over hacked celebrity photos. “People coming out of nowhere with this sort of inane yarn is what happens in a media-driven feeding frenzy.” Singer went after one of the newest Cosby accusers, former actress Louisa Moritz, who went public today with claims that the comic forced himself on her in the NYC Green Room of The Tonight Show in 1971. “I think people are trying to come up with these wild stories in order to justify why they have waited 40 to 50 years to disclose these ridiculous accusations.”
The scandal has had a number of repercussions on Cosby’s career. Netflix on Tuesday postponed its comedy special Bill Cosby 77, which was set to premiere the night after Thanksgiving. The next day NBC scrapped the Cosby comedy series it had planned for next year, and TV Land pulled old reruns of The Cosby Show from its airwaves. Meanwhile, the veteran comic — a four-time Emmy winner and recipient of the TV Academy’s Bob Hope Humanitarian Award — has kept silent about the accusations.