Here are the highlights from Friday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
— The ex-wife of oil tycoon Harold Hamm was awarded $1 billion in a divorce settlement earlier this week. But Sue Ann Hamm is appealing the decision, as she believes she deserves to receive more of her husband’s wealth.
“At every level, nothing changes,” said Dennis.
Said Callahan: “It’s amazing, right? It’s not enough for you, Honey?”
When the hosts found out Mr. Hamm is worth $18 billion, Dennis, with a hint of sarcasm, changed his opinion on how much money the ex-wife should get in the settlement.
“Well then she’s right,” Dennis said. “She should get 9 [billion].”
“You think that’s fair?” asked Dennis.
“Yeah, fair,” replied Dennis with more sarcasm. “Well keep in mind, she ran the household, she set aside her career, she stayed home, she raised the kids, she paid the bills, she shopped for the groceries, she let the maid in, she did all the stuff and she subjugated her career.”
— More allegations came out against comedian Bill Cosby about his alleged sexual assaults. In an essay for the Washington Post, Barbara Bowman detailed her experiences with the comedian and is wondering why it took so long for the public to believe the accusations against him.
Bowman describes one occasion in particular when Cosby tried to brainwash her into thinking he was a father figure. During the incident, she claims Cosby drugged her.
“Her point is, and I think it’s a fair point, is it takes a long time for these women to get the courage to stand up to these guys, and by the time this happens, it’s over,” said Minihane.
Replied Callahan: “What are you blaming the victim now, Minihane?”
“No, quite the opposite,” said Minihane.
The hosts ran a clip of Cosby’s comedy act where he’s speaking gibberish.
“How could you resist that?” asked Dennis “Sweet talker that he is.”