Bill Cosby cut from doc­u­men­tary about black stunt­men

Cape Breton Post - - ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT -

NEW YORK - Bill Cosby has been cut from a doc­u­men­tary about black stunt­men. Pro­ducer Nonie Robin­son said Tues­day that Cosby has been re­moved from “Painted Down.” The doc­u­men­tary is about the history of white stunt per­form­ers who were “painted down” to look black to dou­ble for black ac­tors. For the film, now in post-pro­duc­tion, Cosby gave an in­ter­view about his ex­pe­ri­ence with the prac­tice on the 1960s TV se­ries “I Spy.” Robin­son said the film, which also fea­tures Whoopi Gold­berg, had been “stand­ing by” Cosby. But af­ter the latest re­lease of de­po­si­tions in which Cosby said he gave women Quaaludes in or­der to have sex with them, Robin­son said ax­ing him from the doc­u­men­tary “wasn't dif­fi­cult.”

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