Kristina Ruehli was a secretary at the Hollywood talent agency that represented Bill Cosby in the 1960s. That’s when she says she met Cosby, who invited her and an actress to his house for a party. Upon arriving at Cosby’s house, however, they soon realized that it was a party for three: Cosby and the two of them. Kristina shared on my show Saturday what she says happened, including an odd-tasting drink she says Cosby served her and waking up next to the comedian in bed naked. She says he next tried to assault her, but she got sick and he left the room.
Kristina says she went public with the story not because she’s seeking money or even a apology. She wants to protect other women from a similar fate.
Reza Aslan’s urges Muslim Americans to stand with the LGBT community: Best selling author Reza Aslan (“Zealot”) joined the show Saturday to talk why he and The Daily Show’s new correspondant Hasan Minhaj wrote an open letter to the Muslim American community urging them to stand with the LGBT community. As Aslan explained, the principles of Islam compel Muslims to “to care for the weak and the marginalized, the poor and dispossessed, those who are trampled underfoot, those who are persecuted.” In his view, and I agree 100 percent, we need to stand with the LGBT community and any other community to counter hate and demonization directed against them:
Zombie expert Max Brooks discusses the movie sequel to his book World War Z. Max Brooks, the author of World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide and other books, was on live from Comic Con where he was speaking. Brooks explained that the sequel to the hit film based on his book World War Z is currently in pre production and he shared his ideas on how the film will proceed. Also Brooks made it clear that Jeb Bush’s claim this week President Obama has given us a “zombie economy” is way off. You can hear Brooks talk both these issues here:
Muslim Americans raise $60,000 to rebuild Black churches in South. Margari Aziza Hill, the programming director of Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, explained this great project that raised thousands of dollars to rebuild the eight churches that recently burned to the ground in the South. (Three are likely arson.) Hill made it clear that as Muslims it is very important we be engaged in interfaith work especially since so many good people of other faiths have been increasingly standing with the Muslim community against bigotry. Hill talks the campaign here:
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