Bill Cosby had some disturbing advice for his 'Fat Albert' co-star as far back as 2004, claims Kenan Thompson, long before a catalogue of women came forward alleging that the veteran comic had sexually assaulted them.
Kenan, who played the title role opposite Bill Cosby in the film based on the latter's TV show of the 1970s and 80s, told chat show host Seth Myers of a strange chat he had with the older man while they were working together.
Kenan Thompson (right) with former co-star Bill Cosby in 'Fat Albert'
“There are little indicators of things that happen that you just go, ‘Hmmm, that was a little different,’” explained the actor, now 37.
“And one of them was this story that he told me, where he was like, ‘You know, life is good in the movies or whatever, but you just be ready, because when this movie comes out, you’re going to need two di*ks because women are going to be all over you.’”
“That weird type of stuff just kind of goes in the back of your [mind].”
Kenan Thompson says he's still proud of the film, despite the Cosby association
Bill Cosby has been accused by more than 40 women of sexual misconduct in incidents over the last four decades. As recently as Wednesday, three more women came forward, including an extra on his much-lauded 'The Cosby Show', claiming that the star told her she'd better sleep with him if she wanted to make it in the entertainment industry.
Another was a woman working as a cocktail waitress in Florida in the 1970s. She accused Cosby of drugging her, assaulting her and then stealing her underwear.
The entertainer has consistently denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged with any crimes. However, three US colleges have this week withdrawn honorary degrees that they previously bestowed on him, and re-runs of 'The Cosby Show' have been pulled from the airwaves, while fresh projects and tour dates have been cancelled.