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Source: Cosby Sold Out Daughter to Kill Story on Him

Allegedly was source for article on Erinn Cosby's drug, alcohol problems
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2014 10:55 AM CST

(Newser) – The "creepy" Bill Cosby stories keep coming, and the latest, from Page Six's Richard Johnson, is particularly harsh. Johnson's tale comes by way of a journalist he's known for some time. That journalist was employed by the National Enquirer in 1989 and recalls a story the tabloid planned to run about Cosby "swinging with Sammy Davis Jr. and some showgirls in Las Vegas." The Enquirer called Cosby for comment, and the reporter says that Cosby then effectively killed the story—by dishing up his daughter instead.

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Cosby allegedly provided the tabloid with details about daughter Erinn's struggles with drugs and alcohol. Cosby was actually quoted in the story that ultimately ran, saying of the then-23-year-old: "Deep down inside, she knows we love her." TV Guide notes that 1989 was also the year that Erinn Cosby accused Mike Tyson of trying to rape her; it reports Cosby forced his daughter to get treatment. But in a 1992 interview, Erinn revealed that after she told her parents about the alleged incident, Cosby got Tyson to agree to go to therapy; Tyson later backed out of the agreement. (It's not the only Enquirer story that Cosby allegedly blocked.)

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