Bill Cosby: Rape Allegations

November 17, 2014

Bill Cosby is staying silent on the sexual assualt allegations brought against him over the years.

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The comedian recently chatted with NPR but wouldn’t offer up a single word to explain himself

Host Scott Simon said, “This question gives me no pleasure, Mr. Cosby, but there have been serious allegations raised about you in recent days.” After a few moments of dead air, Scott added, “You’re shaking your head no. I’m in the news business, I have to ask the question, do you have any response to those charges?… Shaking your head no… There are people who love you who might like to hear from you about this. I want to give you the chance. Alright.”

  • One of Bill’s accusers recently wrote a piece for the Washington Post titled, “Bill Cosby raped me. Why did it take 30 years for people to believe my story?” where she claims she was 17 back in 1985 when Bill started sexually assaulting her.
  • Bill was scheduled for an upcoming appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman which was canceled without explanation.
  • Bill’s lawyer, John P. Schmitt, released a statement on BillCosby.com over the weekend which reads, “Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work. There will be no further statement from Mr. Cosby or any of his representatives.”

 

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