Bill Cosby’s guest shot with Letterman canceled

    Bill Cosby’s upcoming appearance on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” has been canceled amid a growing uproar over allegations that he sexually assaulted several women in past decades.

    Cosby representative David Brokaw confirmed Friday that Cosby would not appear as previously scheduled next Wednesday. He did not say why.

    Another canceled booking, on “The Queen Latifah Show” on Oct. 30, was characterized by that show as a postponement granted at the 77-year-old Cosby’s request.

    Barbara Bowman, one of Cosby’s accusers, has recently leveled allegations of sexual assault by the comic in the 1980s in a Washington Post online column and in interviews elsewhere.

    Cosby, who was never criminally charged in any of the cases, settled a civil suit in 2006 with another woman over an alleged incident in 2004.

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