Bill Cosby – It's True! It's True!
- Label: Warner Bros. Records WS 1770
- Country: Canada
- Released: 1969
- Grade LP: (VG) Sleeve: (VG+)
It's True! It's True! (1969) is the ninth comedy album by Bill Cosby. It was his last for Warner Bros. Records. It was recorded live at Harrah's, Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Due to a musician's strike, Cosby got extra stage time at Harrah's, much of which was captured on this album. It features Cosby performing stand-up comedy on topics including women, helicopters, ants, burlesque, gambling, the toxic drug Spanish fly, and pontificating about sovereign states outside the United States. The album was released in 1969, and reached the 21st spot on the R&B Albums chart, and was 37th on The Billboard 200 the same year
The album received renewed attention in 2014 after numerous reports were publicized of multiple women who accused Cosby of sexual assault and rape. Many of their accounts asserted Cosby first drugged them prior to the assault. The Village Voice reported on the similarities between the stories by the women accusers and Cosby's "Spanish Fly" routine on the album where he recounted his desire to slip the drug into women's drinks. The album was not the last time Cosby had extolled the uses of the drug Spanish fly on women — he subsequently wrote about it in his 1991 book Childhood published by Putnam, and again recounted the story in a 1994 interview with the Greensboro News & Record. Comparisons between the "Spanish Fly" story by Cosby and the asserted incidents of sexual assault were reported on by multiple publications including The Boston Globe, the International Business Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, The Washington Post, Philadelphia Daily News, and CNN. In an investigative journalism article about the sexual assault assertions by multiple women against Cosby, The Washington Post characterized the "Spanish Fly" routine as "particularly insensitive"