Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby is nearly destitute after spending millions of dollars to defend himself against lawsuits filed by women who claim he drugged and sexually assaulted them decades ago.

Cosby, 80, and his wife, Camille, owe the state of California $1.8 million for unpaid taxes in 2015. These taxes have a way of spiraling out of control when the state revenue service piles on fines and late fees.

Bill Cosby

According to TheBlast.com, the state filed a lien against the Cosbys, one day after his lead attorney requested to be removed from his case -- probably because there is no more money left to pay him.

via The Blast -- It’s possible Cosby’s money managers forgot to pay the bill, but as of this posting the lien is still outstanding.

Cosby’s wallet has taken a hit since the sexual allegations surfaced, including losing a comedy special on Netflix, a sitcom deal on NBC, and the temporary halt of “Cosby Show” re-runs.

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  • Yardgirl

    This is clearly an oversight and I am sure will be taken care of. SMH

  • You Could Never

    I believe this

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    it would have cost him less to settle with them. why spend all your money for a lawyer who can't get these false claims thrown out of court? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Sad end....

  • Phillybruh

    This isn't even worth the ink its written on. Bill isn't hardly broke or near broke.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    did you see all those accusers on the cover of New York magazine?

  • Phillybruh

    I did but not all of them are legally allowed to sue, and he is only being criminally charged for one. Unless he is paying the legal bills for the women who are suing then this he is not hardly broke or near it.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    So how was he supposed to buy NBC if he cant afford to pay his taxes??

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    maybe he's made 'arrangements' with some of them to keep them from filing criminal charges. (can they file civil suits?)

  • ………

    & Trump don't pay his either............ I hope they live out their lives without paying it too.

  • Phillybruh

    The only one that criminal charges could be filed on ended in a mistrial and he just hired Tom Mezzerou which is probably why his other two lawyers left the case.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    He's far from destitute. A sign of that is an accounting firm or business manager's still receiving notices re: your business matters. When you're broke, you handle this stuff yourself.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    MJ's former attorney?
    Wow....

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Someone gets it

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I don't know if this is an accurate reflection of his financial situation or not (but I do believe he was a sexual predator)
    *runs out in a zig-zag to avoid tomatoes smashing into my fro* https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a16feb7886870b58e876a7ffc6b264e7419e743bb55ec579123b82d4a427799.gif

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    SHUT IT!
    he's guilty! Lol!

  • You Could Never

    So Bill aint squander no money on the women to keep em quiet? Why dont we think that?

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    chile, I floated this a little earlier, but they not here for it, LOL!

  • You Could Never

    Charlie Sheen aint even rape nobody. He willingly gave his HIV infected dack to folks and he paid a pretty penny to shut folks up. So we dont think Bill paid? Well OKAY

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    APPARENT-LEE

  • Harley

    THANK YOU~

  • Harley

    That was before they assasinated his character...

  • Pamela

    Bill got this.The man is hardly broke.

  • You Could Never

    Trump is also white as hell. Bill is not. The IRS wants their coins from his black ass. This is and has always been his problem. He cannot do what the WHITE man does. Is sad. But it is life. They will be collecting or Bill will be carrying his ass to jail. And they dont care if he is blind. They took Redd Foxx house while he was elderly, half blind, and in his draws while he stood in his driveway.

  • Pamela

    Damn they did Red Foxx like that? Heartless mofos.

  • You Could Never

    Yes they did

  • stav

    They assassinated his character, not his accounts!

  • CrunchyBlack1

    *throws pagan eggs instead*

  • You Could Never

    a pagan egg huh?

  • CrunchyBlack1

    so if NBC was worth a few billion and cobsy is not, how was the rumor even started?

  • You Could Never

    Who assasinated his character? NBC?

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Teeheehee

    Y'all crack me up

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *sniggles*

  • WeKnowsItAll

    He did it and now he's losing his I'll gotten gains. I'll cry for him when he and his wife cry for his victims.

    Nasty azz rapist.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • You Could Never

    Right

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    a rapist is the vilest of creatures!

  • Breitbart_Savior

    Can't imagine Bill Cosby is broke. But hey, you never know. Didn't think we'd ever have Trump in office (nor did I think Hillary would win; nor Bernie; it was all bad January 2017).

    Side bar: It has come to my attention (from the horses mouth) that Sandra Rose isn't keen on having people do to her what she at times does to other people. In a lot of ways she reminds me of Trump in that regard. Recently she threatened to disable my login simply because I jokingly made a guess about her personality (or rather a summation) ... something she does here to make money. It seems as though she doesn't realize, or often forgets that she, like the celebrities she repeatedly dogs simple because they "asked for it" with their chosen careers, is a public figure too.

    What has our country come to where people can freely dish but at same time hate to be served? I like Sandra, she's an acutely intelligent woman, but if she can't play fairly with the kids on the playground maybe she should stop throwing sand. Or maybe I should stop coming into her arena. Either way, I haven't decided yet.

    Rose on Buds, rose on ......

  • You Could Never

    twas real question. bc if yes, was tambout NBC I dont see how that would benefit them. his show is probably their biggest money making catalog.

  • Liah

    RIGHT!

  • WeKnowsItAll

    Amen, and I will never cape for any of them. Never. Don't care who you are. That man did it then made money off of a comedy show where he jokes about what he did (Spanish Fly).

    In the words of Lauryn Hill "Karma Karma Karma comes back to you hard"

  • You Could Never

    maybe she should stop throwing sand.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    *wipes the sand outcho eyes* awe. please dont go. stay and rose on with us

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    so NBC gonna get Oprah next?

  • You Could Never

    I guess.

  • WeKnowsItAll

    The most interesting conversation starters have been banned so you would be in good company. I feel you 100%. Other than the Trump ridiculousness, I also hold her in middle-to-high regard because I enjoy the blog and her provocative posts (even when I disagree with her opinion) but I gave it a rest for several months following 'the purge'.

    All of this is to say that you are not alone.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    This! I certainly don't intend to cape for Bill. He was out here appealing to y.t. by berating young Black Men for not pulling up their pants, yet he, apparently, couldn't keep his ON. now that, to me, looks a lot like a self-righteous hypocrite.

  • Missy

    The most interesting conversation starters have been banned so you would be in good company.

    Which is why I dont troll here as often as I used to.

  • WeKnowsItAll

    If it looks, walks and talks like a duck it might just be a turkey (you never can tell these days), but in this case it's a zamn duck!

  • sunni_daze

    Tried to lock him up = lost
    Now its taxes, does anyone else notice the patterns with black celebs. Really, Bill was trying to buy NBC, don't you think his shit would be in order before even considering to attempt that purchase.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    herein lies the problem (he couldn't keep his 'duck' in his pants)
    LOL!

  • CrunchyBlack1

    the blackest kneegrow in triple six mafia

  • CrunchyBlack1

    heard they were good for tossing in the direction of someone acting up

  • brownisback

    If he admitted to what he did how did they assassinate his character? They didn't force him to drug and take advantage of those women.

  • Harley

    There has been a witch hunt for him and that is obvious. you have men like Charlie Sheen, The dad from Seventh Heaven, Woody Allen and other white men who are not persecuted for their crimes as much as a black man is. He wanted to buy a major network and thy went on a with hunt point blank.

  • Harley

    The media who chooses to vilify black men different than white men......Charlie Sheen, Woody Allen, The dad from Seventh Heaven, Heck even Jared the Subway guy did their dirt and it was swept under the rug.... theres many more white criminals who are not assasinated in the media

  • brownisback

    There could very well be a witch hunt because he wanted to buy the network and I agree about the others you mentioned but my whole point is that if I'm not mistaken he admitted to it so they're just using what HE did against him.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    I always wondered why men with so much money (like him and Morgan Freeman) dont get those DPN's removed from their faces?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You were rude and offensive. I have banned people for less. You are free to express your opinion, but do it with tact.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Hey, Nancy! ??

  • dontgetblocked

    Are the skin tags/flesh moles? They can be easily removed by the dermatologist.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Kilroy

    Indeed!

  • Harley

    And yet they are NOT using what these PRIVILEDGED white men did against them. Are you not getting my point that black men are targeted unfairly by the media and others???????

  • Li

    This is quite common among entertainers to owe State taxes, esp. when they don't live in the State. The taxes many times relate to their PERFORMING in the state and not paying taxes. Maybe they have property in Cali, I know he has property along the east coast.
    I don't believe he's broke. His wife is too savvy and they probably have a family trust. You can't touch a trust. They own property and art that they can sell. When you see them selling those assets, then you'll know he's short on cash.
    Cos has $716,000 art at the Smithsonian, I'm sure he can snatch it when he wants.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bill-cosby-smithsonian-concealed-716000-808311

  • Li

    If it's California taxes, it's common for entertainers to not pay taxes to the state they PERFORM in. You can google California taxes owed and a bunch of entertainers come up.

  • kekeb

    I don't believe this at all

  • WeKnowsItAll

    You and me both Missy

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    LOLOL.

  • ?Royalty?

    Preach!

  • butchie4ever

    wait, I thought this whole cosby sexual assault thing was because Cosby was going to buy NBC???? What happened to the NBC money Cosby???

  • Anji

    Ms Nancy, you are spot on about Bill being a predator. I worked with him for a few years. I was a voice over artist in my youth. I was active in SAG/Aftra since the age of 5 and was a teen when I left that industry because of Bill. I was successful in music and stage so life went on, but I wonder what I could've done without fighting Bill (I didn't drink or take pills ever and still don't)

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    so this was not a secret within the industry all those years ago huh? wow, smh.
    well Anji, i'm so glad you were wise and also fortunate enough to avoid becoming one of his victims.
    it's natural to wonder what might have been, but in the larger scheme of things, you were still able to attain success (think about those victims who compromised themselves and STILL never 'made it' in the industry - they lost their opportunity AND were abused, smh)

    good to see your font again!

  • Daryl Campbell

    I just watched the Cosby show on TV one. So some syndicaton is running, I would guess Cosby is far from destitute.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    So what, they just told me I owe $600 because I had too many exemptions coming out during the year....you set up a payment agreement...life moves on...he got it......