Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who played Bill Cosby’s son Theo on ’80s series The Cosby Show, reveals in a sneak peek at Monday’s episode of The Real how he feels about reruns of the classic sitcom being pulled off the air.
“It’s literally taking money out of my pocket,” Warner says. “So I got my own personal feelings about that, because it personally affects me.”
The actor — who’s since appeared on Key & Peele, American Crime Story, and Sons of Anarchy — also implied a racial divide has caused Cosby’s case to be treated differently from Stephen Collins, Woody Allen, and Roman Polanski, all of whom faced their own sexual assault allegations.
“No one that has been calling for Woody’s movies to be pulled off the air,” Warner says. “Roman Polanski is still celebrated. Stephen Collins’ show still comes on. So it’s just interesting how it’s very unbalanced.”
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Still, Warner says he was in “no position to defend” Cosby for the allegations. “But nor will I throw him under the bus,” he adds.