Bill Cosby Speaks up: Still Mum About Rape Allegations and Expects Media to Stay ‘Neutral’
Bill Cosby finally breaks his silence in the growing rape and sex abuse allegations against him. Read on for further details.
Bill Cosby finally broke a word out on media on Dec. 13, 2014. In an interview with Stacy Brown of New York Post, Cosby lectured the media and addressed their response to the allegations against him.
“I only expect black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism, and when you do that, you have to go in with a neutral mind,” said Cosby as published on The Hollywood Reporter.
The comedian also praised his wife of fifty years, Camille, for how she has handled the allegations surrounding him by saying, “Love and the strength of womanhood. Let me say it again, love and the strength of womanhood. And you could reverse it, the strength of womanhood and love.”
Cosby then cut the interview short and did not want to comment further on the allegations, explaining that his lawyers Marty Singer and John Smitt did not want him to be talking to the media. Cosby has previously told Florida Today that he doesn’t have to answer to innuendos.
The famous star of NBC’s “The Cosby Show” has been facing rape allegations for more than a decade, beginning in the 1960s. But with a recent joke spilled by Hannibal Burress, women have surfaced from Cosby’s history, claiming that they were raped and drugged by Cosby.
Model Beverly Johnson has recently claimed that Bill Cosby drugged her, saying that the star tried to attack her 30 years ago when she was trying to read for a part on “The Cosby Show.” Johnson has released an article for Vanity Fair, explaining her side and what happened that night. “I knew by the second sip of the drink Cosby had given me that I’d been drugged – and drugged good,” she wrote. Johnson tried to confront Cosby days after the incident, but it was his wife Camille who answered the phone. “I had a career that would no doubt take a huge hit if I went public with my story,” explained Johnson.
Aside from the rape and drug allegations, the star is also being sued by a woman he allegedly assaulted when she was 15 at the Playboy Mansion in 1975.
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