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Netflix postpones debut of Bill Cosby comedy special

The decision came just hours after another woman came forward to say Cosby had raped her several decades ago .

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Actor Bill Cosby delivers remarks at the opening of Ben's Chili Bowl's second location on March 6, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia. UPI/Kevin Dietsch | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/b74c277cd29c0f020e4363a1df4135b4/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Actor Bill Cosby delivers remarks at the opening of Ben's Chili Bowl's second location on March 6, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia. UPI/Kevin Dietsch | License Photo

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Netflix announced Tuesday it won't release as planned a stand-up comedy special starring Bill Cosby, the latest fallout from rape allegations against the star.

Bill Cosby 77 was scheduled to debut on Nov. 28, the day after Thanksgiving. The title refers to the legendary actor-comedian's age.

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"At this time we are postponing the launch of the new stand-up comedy special 'Bill Cosby 77,'" Netflix said in an e-mailed statement.

The decision came just hours after another woman came forward to say Cosby had raped her several decades ago when she was young and just starting out in show business.

Supermodel Janice Dickinson told ET in a new exclusive interview that the comedian sexually assaulted her in 1982.

Several women have made allegations against Cosby in the past. Cosby settled a civil lawsuit detailing some allegations in 2006.

The latest resurfacing of the allegations seems to have been prompted by a recent comedy routince in Philadelphia, during which comic Hannibal Buress called Cosby a rapist.

Shortly after that Barbara Bowman came forward to say Cosby drugged and raped her some 30 years ago, when she was 17. Her allegations were detailed in an article in the U.K.'s MailOnline.

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On Sunday, Cosby's lawyer issued a statement saying the comedian would not dignify any of the allegations against him, calling them old and long-ago discredited.

Cosby has recently cancelled scheduled appearances on the Queen Latifah Show and Late Night with David Letterman.

Cosby is still said to have an upcoming untitled NBC comedy in the works. NBC has refused to comment on the status of the Cosby program.

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