Bill Cosby Will Not Comment on Sexual Assault Allegations, Says Lawyer

Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Allegations: Lawyer
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In the wake of the revival of sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, his attorney has addressed the controversy with a statement, saying the star will not comment on what he calls “decade-old, discredited allegations.”

Cosby’s attorney, John P. Schmitt, posted the statement on Cosby’s official website on Sunday.

“Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced,” the statement reads. “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,” the message goes on. “There will be no further statement from Mr. Cosby or any of his representatives.”

The statement comes a day after it was revealed that Cosby was canceling an appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman” that was originally scheduled for Wednesday. Also on Saturday, the 77-year-old appeared on NPR, and reacted with silence when asked about the allegations, of which he has never been criminally charged.

Cosby is also in the early stages of developing a new comedy series with NBC and Sony Pictures TV. There has been no change in the status of the project, NBC and Sony confirmed Saturday.

A source familiar with the situation also confirmed with Variety on Sunday that Cosby’s stand-up special, “Bill Cosby 77,” is still set to hit Netflix on Thanksgiving.

The allegations resurfaced in October, when comedian Hannibal Buress brought them up during a stand-up bit and called Cosby a rapist on stage. Arizona woman Barbara Bowman also revived allegations that he drugged and raped her in the mid-1980s. Cosby and his reps have denied such allegations from Bowman and other women.

On Thursday, Bowman penned an op-ed in the Washington Post detailing her struggle to get the public to believe her story of sexual assault while Cosby was the star and producer of “The Cosby Show,” and pointed out that it took Buress bringing up the issue to put it into the spotlight.

In 2006, Cosby settled a civil suit with another woman who accused him of sexual assault, according to the Associated Press. She claimed in her filing that 13 more victims were ready to come forward, one of which was Bowman.

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  1. Please, leave Mr. Cosby alone, love this man, its B.S., seriously, after all these years, your gonna find, these people making such allegations, probably know each other, all these years, don’t believe it, somebody needs Christmas money, or new car!:)♥ Leave him be, I grew up watching this fine Man!

  2. peter leonardis says:

    coz admits to sex tells cops no drugs great husband make him stop preachin to young blacks to be good family men he tells him do not wear pants low he can not keep his on

  3. zyggie says:

    Facts please. Not just hearsay. Someone is apparently out to get this guy. Why ? did he or didn’t he, lets have hard facts not something that happened 20 years ago and still no facts. If he did do these things he’ll pay for it if not here, when he meets his maker. Mr. Cosby is human and NOT a god and everyone has a past. FACTS, let’s see them. Some times people purposely put themselves in situation where they can call it rape so they can get monies. This hurts others women/men who actually are raped because they are viewed as criminals.

  4. LA says:

    These days all you have to do is be accused of something, and BOOM! you’re guilty as charged – doesn’t matter if there’s actually any evidence. Anyone can SAY anything. But unless charges are actually brought and the man is actually found guilty in a court of law, why don’t you all just stop gossipping like small-minded idiots?

  5. lynn says:

    Bill Cosby got away with rape because of who he is plain and simple!

    • It really is stunning how major media outlets simply repeat unproven allegations that can destroy a person’s reputation without any investigation to determine whether they are more likely true than not true. Truly awful and irresponsible.

    • Well, Lynn, since you’ve apparently witnessed Bill Cosby raping someone, you should step forward and present yourself to law enforcement so that you can testify at his trial. Or are you accusing him of rape without any knowledge of the facts whatsoever? Which is it?

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