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March 28, 2016

Cosby Exhibition at New Museum Decried by Alleged Victims

The new National Museum of African American History and Culture is drawing rebukes for an exhibition that honors Bill Cosby without mentioning accusations of serial sexual assault by the 78-year-old entertainer, The New York Times reports. A small exhibition at the museum set to open in September on the National Mall in Washington includes a few artifacts of Mr. Cosby's work in comedy and television.

Mr. Cosby has denied committing any sexual abuse. Museum curators said they believe the institution should highlight his pioneering contributions in the entertainment industry and that these should stand alone. But several of his accusers say the exhibition does not present a full picture of Mr. Cosby. “If they just speak about the contributions, there will be this enormous presence that is not talked about,” said Patricia Leary Steuer, one of dozens of his accusers.