Streaming service Netflix has postponed Bill Cosby's upcoming stand-up comedy special, with speculation suggesting it is over the growing number of allegations that the veteran star sexually assaulted women. In a statement on Tuesday, the company said the broadcast of Bill Cosby 77 was being halted but did not address why.

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The movie came just hours after the former supermodel Janice Dickinson gave an interview to Entertainment Tonight in which she alleged that Cosby had sexually assaulted her after a 1982 hotel dinner in California.

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"The next morning I woke up, and I wasn't wearing my pajamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man," she told ET, "Before I woke up in the morning, the last thing I remember was Bill Cosby in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me. And I remember a lot of pain. The next morning I remember waking up with my pajamas off and there was semen in between my legs."

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Cosby said he agreed with Netflix's action, though  his publicist David Brokaw did not elaborate. 

Dickinson's allegations are the first sign that Cosby - one of the world's most successful TV entertainers - may be entering a difficult legal situation. He postponed an interview on Queen Latifah's daytime television show and recently confirmed that he would not make a scheduled appearance on Late show with David Letterman. 

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