Ex-Girlfriend Hints That This Isn't Bill Maher's First Rodeo With N-Word

Coco Johnsen just spilled all the tea.

Lihle Z. Mtshali Jun, 08, 2017

“Real Time” host Bill Maher is still in hot water for referring to himself as the “N-Word” while interviewing a Nebraska Republican senator last week, but now a former girlfriend is hinting that he has used the word in her presence before. 

TMZ caught up with Maher’s ex-girlfriend, Coco Johnsen, this week and asked her if he had freely used the “N-Word” around her when they were dating. 

She replied, “I’ve heard the word many times. I don’t wanna say exactly from where, but I’ve heard it many times, and I just think that anyone who uses that word needs to use other vocabulary.”

Johnsen said she did not think Maher was a racist but used the word for some shock value. Maher and Jensen dated for about a year and a half beginning in 2003.

Maher’s show “Politically Incorrect” was dropped by ABC in 2002 after he made insensitive comments after 9/11. A guest referred to the terrorists as “warriors” and Maher agreed, saying, “We have been the cowards, lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That’s cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it’s not cowardly.”

Ice Cube, Michael Eric Dyson and Symone Sanders are all scheduled to appear on “Real Time” Friday to discuss Maher’s use of the “N-Word.”

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[MUSIC] I have a confession. Yep. You've hung out with me personally. I do use the N-word in my personal life. How often? It depends on how comfortable I am. Yeah. For example If it's my brother and I. [LAUGH] However I did grow up in the deep south, I have been called the n-word with the I have been physically threatened, I have been told I can no longer play with people's kids anymore. Wow. No. So I know both sides of it. I had to close sign with you. Don't get mad when you get punch on your face. I told him all the time like it's gonna happen. But what I don't understand why do you wanna fight to see that were to me? That's a very good question. Why the? Fight. You know, okay. Freedom of speech, I get it. But I can't go around throwing around any other slur against Jews, Hispanics, Ital. I can't do that. Not an option. So why are you fighting to say this word to me. We use it so freely, and In our music in our culture, it's in our comedy. We use the and we use and really. No one's fighting to use the. That's true. Give me the Lola. And the. And what. And table. Too easy. Yeah. [CROSSTALK] Hear me Laquan. Know what I'm saying? Hear me. Not thee. They see how comfortable we use it around our peers and our culture so they want to feel incorporated with that comfortability. Until it's used against them in a manner Of just disrespect. They don't wanna be disrespected. They wanna enjoy the fruits of the N word. And you can't do it all the time. But I feel like a white person who's using the N word as a term of endearment to a black person is probably using it in an offensive manner. [CROSSTALK] I do think so. I do think so cuz I lived in the South. I lived in Pensacola, Florida. Mm-hm. And I was around a lot of white people who I heard Say the word in songs, but then if I was like in next room and they were talking about another black person, I would hear them refer to the other person as the n-word, and think that I didn't hear it, and it wasn't in an endearing term. But not you. Them. They don't like them. That's different. Again, I'm not giving the green light so all comments go to her. [LAUGH] [LAUGH] If they say with their a is like okay I get it. You will be okay with white person's saying it with their a to you cuz like yo what a my end with the a. You'll be okay with that. If I know that person, I know how they mean it. I know they are [CROSSTALK]. I feel like because that word is still so electric in our culture there's something tiddling about being able to use it for them. It's like when it you know a Seven or eight year old just learned how to curse for the first time. And all they wanna do is curse. And they're like, [NOISE]. Yeah. Right. I still they get some sort of glee out of using that word because they know how electric it is in our community. I mean, we were joking earlier but I would listen to Gold Digger and they would hit that N word so hard. She ain't messing with no broke [NOISE]. [LAUGH] why you hitting it that hard. [LAUGH] Giving me the straight Tony the Tiger to it. [LAUGH] But it's not, the song doesn't even hit it that hard, why are you hitting it that hard. She ain't messing with your group. [NOISE] [LAUGH] We talk about Jay and Kanye. Right. Did what thought. In Paris. And they did it 19 times and it's pretty much. In Paris. Nothing but white people at that show. Right. That's a thing. You have two of the biggest black artists in the game. Saying it's okay. Let's do it again. Right. Right. Let's do it again. So that's kind of saying like hey guys it's okay to say the n word for the 19th time. Right so it's gonna be all right. They'll be fine. Maybe if they said You can say it here and then you can never say it again. So if it was a collective, like get it all out of your systems, right here. Right here. [INAUDIBLE] It's funny that you say because They want to see [INAUDIBLE] Number 20. [LAUGH] Allow me to repeat myself. I see, but I've seen artists do that. I've seen artists address the crowd, saying, all right, y'all can say it here, but once you step out this arena, this place, it's not okay. Artists have started out their sets saying, here, cool. Outside, no. [MUSIC]