Jay Leno on Bill Cosby Scandal: Why Is It ‘So Hard’ to Believe Women?

Updated: January 22, 2015
Jay Leno on Bill Cosby Scandal: Why Is It 'So Hard' to Believe Women?

Jay Leno Defends Bill Cosby Victims In Sexual Abuse Scandal, & It’s Something All Apologists Need To Acknowledge.

“I don’t know why it’s so hard to believe women,” the former Tonight Show host said at the annual NATPE conference in Miami, Variety reports. “You to go Saudi Arabia and you need two women to testify against a man. Here you need 25.”

Leno then remarked about how the most recent accusations against Cosby began getting traction after a video of comedian Hannibal Buress calling Cosby a rapist during a standup routine went viral. “On any other media that would have been edited,” he said. “People are getting news unfiltered now.”

Cosby’s legal team has repeatedly denied allegations from more than 15 women that the former Cosby Show star, 77, drugged or sexually assaulted them. He has not been charged with a crime related to any of the accusations.