BILL COSBY’S LAWYER SAYS CNN IS TRYING TO RUIN COSBY’S REP
Bill Cosby’s lawyer Marty Singer has claimed that CNN is trying to ruin the legendary comedian’s reputation by doing a special with Beverly Johnson.
As previously reported, Johnson has accused Cosby of drugging her at his Brooklyn home in the 1980s. According to TMZ, Singer fired off a letter to CNN president Jeff Zucker saying that they should contact Johnson’s ex boyfriend Mark Burk.
Singer said that Burk told CNN reporters that Beverly, “never said a negative statement about Bill Cosby throughout their entire four year relationship.” Singer added that “Burk told CNN that to the contrary, Ms. Johnson stated that she was an admirer of Bill Cosby and only said great things about Mr. Cosby.”
Singer has claimed that reporters tried to pressure and manipulate Burk to corroborate with Johnson’s claims, but when Burk refused to lie, they decided not to use him for the story. Singer accused the network of being “reckless and malicious.” He added,”Accusers are being given a national platform by CNN without first exercising the most rudimentary journalistic investigation as to their claims and motivations.”