Bill Maher's ex-girlfriend says he used N-word frequently

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In the wake of his cancellation, Maher hit the stand-up circuit full-time, and two years later, he found himself on HBO hosting "Real Time with Bill Maher". In short, he has used his platform to highlight black faces, and amplify black voices, that might never have otherwise been given such a prominent perch to tell their truths.

Bill Maher dropped the N-word on his show last week.

Coco dated Maher for a year-and-a-half and subsequently sued him for $9 million for not following through on his alleged promise to marry her.

Maher came under fire last Friday on "Real Time" when, sitting with Republican Sen.

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"I've heard the word many times", Johnsen stated. Ben Sasse after the politician invited him to visit the state and work in the fields.

"Work in the fields?" That's a fact. And not even a playful N-word, with an "a" at the end, we're talking a hard "r" N-bomb. "We are removing his deeply offensive comment from any subsequent airing of the show", the network said in a statement. "I am still planning on doing the show Friday", she wrote in an email. "I am glad Maher too recognized as such and issued an apology".

Johnsen added, "I think anyone that uses the N-word is very insensitive".

Other guests scheduled for Friday's show have said they will appear with Maher, including former Rep. David Jolly, R-Florida, rapper and actor Ice Cube, and Symone Sanders, a former national press secretary for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. "We need more politicians with the courage to get in the arena, instead of sitting out tough debates in the name of self-preservation".

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