David Lee Roth Makes Bill Cosby Joke
During Van Halen's concert Thursday night (July 9) at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, Calif., David Lee Roth made light of the rape accusations made at comedian Bill Cosby. You can watch the video of it above.
During a breakdown in "Romeo Delight," Roth declared it to be "happy hour from 5 'til February, ladies and gentlemen!" He then welcomed everybody to "Van Halen's tiki bunker," at which time he envisioned the following scenario. "I'm gonna buy you a free drink. I wanna buy you a double. I'm gonna get you f---ed up. And then I wanna take advantage of you, and I wanna start off slow. That's right, sweetheart. I'm gonna pretend I'm loaded and you're gonna pretend you're Bill Cosby."
After the audience's oh-no-he-didn't-say-that reaction wore off, Roth continued. "Things have been going really good for me lately. Why don't you come home with me tonight and f--- my whole life up? What do you think?"
Since late last year, long-standing allegations that Cosby repeatedly drugged and sexually assaulted numerous women have come to the fore. Cosby had always denied the charges, but this week, a 2005 deposition was published in which he admitted to purchasing Quaaludes for the purposes of seducing women.
Coincidentally, the use of Quaaludes and sexual assault was part of another news story this week, when former Runaways bassist Jackie Fuchs claimed that the band's manager, Kim Fowley, raped her while she was under the influence of the drug in 1975. Quaaludes, a once-legal prescription sedative, were declared illegal in the U.S. in 1982.
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