The Florida Walt Disney World Resort has removed a bronze bust of Bill Cosby, according to a Disney spokesperson who spoke to the Orlando Sentinel. The move comes in wake of recently rereleased court documents from 2005 where Cosby admits to giving the sedative Quaalude to women he wanted to sleep with.
"She meets me back stage," Cosby allegedly said of an unnamed woman during the hearing. "I give her Quaaludes. We then have sex."
The latest revelation in Cosby's controversial sexual abuse saga came after months of Cosby, his legal team, and a number of his supporters staunchly denying the rape accusations leveled at the comedian by 42 different women.
A Change.org petition urging Disney to remove the statue of Cosby was first launched seven months ago by a woman named Brittany Gavrilova, who says she's the niece of a woman who was abused by Cosby.
"I grew up with and am a proud promoter of Disney's 'magic,'" Gavrilova wrote. "But also have chosen to advocate for the victims in a way that affects millions of visitors to Disney's theme parks."
Late last night after the resort's closing, the bust, which was housed in Disney's Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza, was removed.
Disney could not be reached for comment.
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