Sunday 15 December 2019

'Got in a tussle with Bill Cosby', Roseanne Barr posts bloody photo in joke on Twitter

Actress Roseanne Barr in 2012
Bill Cosby has been accused by several more women of sexual assault this week, however this did not prevent the first stop on his American stand-up tour passing without a hitch this weekend. Victoria Will/Invision/AP
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Former jungle contestant Janice Dickinson has accused comic Bill Cosby of sexual assault (Invision/AP)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

LEGENDARY comedienne Roseanne Barr is in hot water after tweeting a joke about getting into a fight with Bill Cosby.

The 62-year-old shared a photo of herself on Twitter after undergoing a chemical peel, saying that her red raw skin was due to a run-in with the embattled comedian.

"Got in a tussle w bill cosby. U shoyld see that mfer," she wrote.

She swiftly deleted the comment before explaining the rel reason for her appearance.

Actress Roseanne Barr in 2012
Actress Roseanne Barr in 2012

"Got a chemical peel to look more sexier. Joked about tussling cosby," she added.

The former sitcom star also took to Twitter earlier this week to condemn the 77-year-old star, who's been accused of sexual assault and rape in more than a dozen instances, although criminal charges have not yet been filed.

Bill Cosby has been accused by several more women of sexual assault this week, however this did not prevent the first stop on his American stand-up tour passing without a hitch this weekend. Victoria Will/Invision/AP
Bill Cosby has been accused by several more women of sexual assault this week, however this did not prevent the first stop on his American stand-up tour passing without a hitch this weekend. Victoria Will/Invision/AP

"I don’t wanna get sued or have him (Cosby) send anyone to beat me up, but I think it’s obvious: 13 to 1,” she tweeted early Tuesday.

She said in a recent interview however that she appreciated him reaching out to her when she was show was in trouble.

“Years ago, he called me up when I having trouble on my show," she explained. "Sometimes he advised me well, and other times I didn’t agree with him. But he did reach out to me at the time, and I thought that was cool."

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