I dont think that true at all.
Cosby was able to continue touring to sell-out crowds.
If anything, Most people wanted to believe he was innocent.
The tide didnt even start to turn against him, until there were over 30 public accusers, and it included other celebrities.
Janice Dickinson said it was included in her autobiography year ago and Cosby leaned on the publishers to edit it. Thats a shocking claim, one that Cosby could have sued her on ( if what she said was false ) .
This doesnt establish her allegations are true, but it does prove an organized campaign to shield Cosby from critics going back farther than a decade. If Janice Dickinson was lying thats an open-shut case of slander and defamation.
and its a matter of public record. Janice Dickinson was risking her career and a lot of money if she was lying.
Once his reputation was damaged Cosby had a very strong basis for defamation. Its telling that he refused to defend himself in any way.
Cosbys own peers came out with allegations against him. Other Celebrities, both white and Black. Wives of Celebrities.