Bill Cosby statue removed from Walt Disney World Hollywood Studios park |


Bill Cosby statue removed from Walt Disney World park

A bronze bust of Bill Cosby has been removed from Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios park, a rep for Disney confirmed to NBC News.

The Orlando Sentinel first reported the plans for the statue to be taken out of the park, where it was located in the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza. TheWrap confirmed Wednesday that the bust had been removed after the park closed Tuesday night.

The removal comes following the release of a 2005 deposition in which Cosby admitted to obtaining Quaaludes with the intention of drugging women in order to have sex with them.

The judge who unsealed the documents cited the comedian’s persona as “public moralist” as one of the reasons for the public’s right to know. Furthermore, Cosby’s public denials of any wrongdoing had “diminished his entitlement to a claim of privacy,” according to a memo obtained by EW.

A representative for Walt Disney World parks did not immediately respond to a request for comment.