An actress who played Rose in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and starred in the '70s show "Love American Style" claims Bill Cosby stuck his penis in her mouth in her dressing room before an appearance on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show."
68-year-old Louisa Moritz tells TMZ ... she was at the NBC studios in New York in 1971, waiting in the green room for her appearance on the show. She says there was a knock at the door, and it was Cosby, who she says walked in and said he was impressed with her work and "implied that he was going to see to it that I will become a major star through his direction."
Moritz -- who also played a cop in Cheech and Chong's "Up in Smoke" -- says Cosby "suddenly approached me and took out his penis, which was now in the line of my face [she's 5'] and pressed up against it."
She goes on, "He took his hands and put them on the back of my head and forced his penis in my mouth, saying, 'have a taste of this. It will do you good in so many ways."
She says as Cosby walked out he turned and said, "Now you don't want to upset me and the plans for your future, do you?"
Moritz says she never told anyone, until now. She says although the statute of limitations has run, she intends to file a civil lawsuit against Cosby.
Cosby's lawyer, Marty Singer, tells TMZ, "We've reached a point of absurdity. The stories are getting more ridiculous." Singer adds, Mortiz is a lawyer who was disciplined by the California State Bar and ordered not to practice. We pulled the documents -- she can't practice because she didn't report certain quarterly reports ... the nature of the reports is unclear from the documents.
Ex-En Vogue Singer
I Want Money for Lifetime Movie
Or I'll Sue!
11/20/2014 1:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former En Vogue singer Dawn Robinson will sue Lifetime if it dares to air a movie about the group that doesn't include her character.
Lifetime has "En Vogue Christmas" on it's schedule this weekend ... it's a fictional movie about a family that convinces the group to reunite to save a local concert house. Issue is ... Dawn's character is nowhere to be seen. Two of the original 4 members of the group are in the flick.
Dawn has a problem ... she gave up all "En Vogue" rights years ago, after leaving the group in '97.
Robinson says at the very least she will boycott Lifetime, telling us, "I have no interest in watching it. It looks horrible. I'm sad for them," adding, "After seeing the Aaliyah biopic, I'm extremely worried that this is going to be a trainwreck.
Lifetime had no comment.
With Disturbing 'Baywatch' Star's Peace
11/20/2014 8:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"The Bachelor" creator Mike Fleiss has been criminally charged for harassing "Baywatch" star David Charvet and his famous wife Brooke Burke ... an arrest warrant was issued, and it has to do with fake barking dogs.
The L.A. County D.A. has charged Fleiss with the crime of disturbing the peace by loud noise. As we previously reported ... Charvet and Burke complained Fleiss initiated a campaign of terror and harassment against them, making physical threats and blaring barking dog sounds at all hours from huge speakers pointing at their property.
We're told Fleiss -- who also produced "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" -- was uncooperative with police during the investigation.
Charvet and Burke tried unsuccessfully last month to get a restraining order but, presumably, the arrest should do the trick.
We reached out to Mike ... so far no word back.
Dennis Miller on 'MNF' ...
'He Had a Pretty Good Run'
11/20/2014 6:51 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Dennis Miller's short-lived stint as broadcaster for "Monday Night Football" has been described in a lot of ways ... but this might be the first time anyone's called it a "good run."
The comic's former "MNF" booth partner Al Michaels was out in NYC yesterday when we asked if Miller got a fair shot when he was part of the ABC team from 2000-02.
"He was on the air for 2 years," Michaels said ... "That's a pretty good run on 'Monday Night Football.'"
Problem is ... it's not.
O.J. Simpson went 3 seasons in the booth. So did Alex Karras.
The only famous announcer to spend less time on the "MNF" team is Joe Namath .. who was fired after 1 season in 1985.
As for Miller, he was replaced by a guy named John Madden. Apparently, he has a video game or something.
Iggy & J.Lo
Scare the Crap out of ABC's AMAs
With Their Booty
11/20/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Lopez have created excruciating stress on several ABC staffers -- the censors who will have their hot little fingers on the button during Sunday's American Music Awards.
Our spies tell us ... Iggy and J.Lo will perform "Booty" ... and network honchos are nervous ... real nervous. The execs have set the ground rules ... no cracks, no rubbing. There will be a 3-4 second delay, but these shows have a rich history of raunchy performances slipping through ... the cracks.
It's interesting ... we're told ABC has not put the kibosh on spanking ... something fairly prominent in the music video. But that's as sexual as execs will allow.
The question ... will Iggy and/or J.Lo cross the line?
'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta'
After Alleged Death Threats
11/20/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Death threats from "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" star Benzino triggered his firing ... so claims Stevie J, but the guy who got the boot says it's a crock.
TMZ broke the story ... Benzino got the ax right after the brawl on the reunion taping, which sent people to the hospital and resulted in criminal charges filed against Joseline Hernandez.
Stevie J tells TMZ ... Benzino wouldn't let it go ... he went on a campaign of terror, threatening the lives of him and Joseline, producers and other staffers. Stevie tells us, "He said flat out he was going to kill us."
The threats were too much for VH1 and we're told that's why Benzino was banished.
But Benzino tells us, "Stevie J is a habitual liar and VH1 has never given me a reason for being fired."
Benzino thinks this is all about star power and he's the scapegoat because "They wanted to keep the crackhead whore."
11/19/2014 3:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
TV Land has decided "The Cosby Show" isn't worth the risk, so it's quietly killing the show's presence on its website.
The website allows users to watch video clips of the show and get info about air dates ... but on Wednesday the network deactivated all of the "Cosby" links. If you click the link now, it takes you to an error page.
As for running the show on the network, the next scheduled airing is Sunday. We contacted the network to find out if the show will run and we got a "no comment." Given what they've just done with their website ... we take that as a NO.
This comes on the heels of Netflix and Comedy Central choosing not to air Cosby specials, in the wake of the rape allegations that have resurfaced.
Plays Victim Card in Apology for
Cosby Oral Sex Question
11/19/2014 12:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Don Lemon apologized for suggesting an alleged Bill Cosby rape victim should have bitten him during oral sex -- pleading he wouldn't intentionally be insensitive because he's a sexual abuse victim himself.
In case you missed it ... during Tuesday's interview Lemon suggested the woman could have prevented Cosby from allegedly forcing her to perform oral sex. It came off like he was blaming the victim and angered a lot of viewers.
Lemon revealed in 2010 that he was molested as a child.
Baby Mama Throws Son's
B-day Party At Hooters
11/19/2014 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A seven-year-old boy should be having his birthday at Chuck E. Cheese's, NOT Hooters ... but that's exactly what Dwight Howard's baby mama did for their son's 7th birthday.
"Basketball Wives" star Royce Reed, the boy's mother, posted the photo on her Instagram showing Braylon grinning from ear-to-ear ... and it probably wasn't because of the wings.
As TMZ first reported ... Howard is angling for full custody, while simultaneously being investigated for child abuse.
In court docs, Howard has accused Reed of exposing Braylon to sexual situations. Howard claims his son has witnessed Reed engage in sexual acts with her "numerous companions."
We're told Howard believes this photo is just the latest example of his son being exposed to sex.
A source close to Royce says her son's birthday party was at a Monkey Joe's bounce house earlier in the day -- with his classmates -- and she merely stopped at Hooters for food. The source also says Royce has never had any man in and out of her house, and has never exposed Braylon to sex.
A rep for Howard tells TMZ, "Dwight isn't going to engage in the back and forth about his son in the media. He only wishes that his mother would do the same and protect the boy instead of exposing him."
'OITNB' Star Taryn Manning
ARRESTED for Criminal Threats
11/19/2014 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
9:47 AM PT Manning's lawyer says, "The District Attorney declined to prosecute Ms. Manning and the arrest was voided. The allegation was false. It is unfortunate that additional false allegations by an individual convicted of violating orders of protection intended to protect Ms. Manning are facilitated by purported news organizations to perpetuate the harassment of Ms. Manning exponentially."
NYPD, however, tells TMZ the arrest was not voided.
8:22 AM PT We're told the DA has already declined to prosecute Manning.
"Orange is the New Black" star Taryn Manning has been arrested for making criminal threats against a former close friend ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
Taryn had been ordered to stay away from Jeanine Heller, a former pal after the two ended up in court and a judge issued a mutual domestic restraining order.
We're told the judge determined Tuesday Taryn violated the restraining order by threatening to kill Jeanine via text and social media. According to court docs, Taryn's threatening messages included: "I will kill you, bitch" ... "Go f**k yourself and die" ... "What's taking so long? Shouldn't you be dead by now?"
Taryn was not in court, so the judge cited her for contempt and police then arrested her.
It's really bitter ... Jeanine has also been arrested in the past for violating the order by stalking Taryn -- sending her hundreds of texts and emails.
Don Lemon to Alleged Cosby Victim
You Should Have Been Craftier
In Oral Sex Dept.
11/19/2014 5:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
CNN's Don Lemon thinks one of Bill Cosby's alleged victims could have thwarted any demand for oral sex by just biting down hard ... yes, it's breathtaking.
Joan Tarshis claims Cosby sexually assaulted her twice in 1969, but she scared him from having intercourse by telling him she had an infection. But she says he then forced her to perform oral sex.
So Lemon looks like the cat who ate the canary as he schools Tarshis on how she could have stopped Cosby in his tracks.
Tarshis looked puzzled as Lemon said, "You know, there are ways not to perform oral sex if you didn't want to do it."
The suggestion she wanted to do it is just appalling, particularly since Tarshis claims she was stoned.
Lemon's been watching too many "Lifetime" movies.
Russell Armstrong's Father
Gets Death Pics
To Satisfy Foul Play Suspicions
11/19/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The father of the late "Real Housewives" star Russell Armstrong will finally get photographic evidence to answer the question he's been asking for 3 years ... "Was my son murdered?"
The L.A. County Coroner has agreed to turn over pics, negatives, videos and X-rays to Louie Armstrong and his lawyers ... provided they keep the evidence under wraps.
The elder Armstrong has never believed his son took his own life. Russell was in financial straits -- owing a ton of money to business associates -- so when Armstrong was found hanging from an electrical cord Aug. 15, 2011, his dad immediately suspected foul play.
The Coroner ruled the death a suicide.
Ticketed for Driving While Black
11/18/2014 5:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kylie Jenner is getting to know the entire LAPD police force one by one ... because another cop just pulled her over and wrote her up.
The 17-year-old was driving her Range Rover in the San Fernando Valley when the patrol officer lit her up because her tail lights were not up to code. The whip was tricked out and the black covers over the red tail lights didn't cut it.
The non-moving violation is the latest in a string of vehicular hijinks ... she's been in 2 accidents, ticketed 3 times and sued once.
At least she's not dating a 24-year-old. Oh, wait ...