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Bill Cosby's Latest Defense Is His Most Outrageous Yet

Christina Marfice

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Christina is a reporter based in Boise, Idaho. She's a veteran vegetarian, a political junkie and a huge grammar snob. On the weekends, she can usually be found binging on Netflix, playing the piano or petting her cats, Daisy and Dandelion.

Take a deep breath before reading Bill Cosby's new interview — you'll need it

None of Bill Cosby's previous defenses have helped change the public's perception of him, so he's trying a new one. He's saying racism could be the cause of the more than 50 different women's sexual assault allegations against him. Yeah. Let that sink in while I go bang my head against a wall for a few.

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This theory actually started with Cosby's daughter, Ensa Cosby, who told The Breakfast Club, "I believe that racism has played a big role in all aspects of this scandal. The accusations against my father have been one-sided from the beginning. I've witnessed my father's reputation and legendary works be dismissed without any proof... My father has been publicly lynched in the media."

Shortly afterward, Bill gave his first interview in more than two years, sitting down with Sirius XM radio host Michael Smerconish who asked about his daughter's claims that the allegations against him are rooted in racism.

"Could be," Cosby replied. "Could be. I can't say anything, but there are certain things that I look at, and I apply to the situation, and there are so many tentacles. So many different — 'nefarious' is a great word. I just truly believe that some of it may very well be that."

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Smerconish brought up the EXTREMELY OBVIOUS FACT THAT I'M YELLING FOR ABSOLUTE EMPHASIS BECAUSE THIS IS ALL SO RIDICULOUS: COSBY'S ACCUSERS HAVE BEEN BOTH BLACK AND WHITE, SO COME THE ONNNNN (admittedly my words, not Smerconish's).

"Let me put it to you this way: When you look at the power structure, and when you look at individuals, there are some people who can very well be motivated by whether or not they're going to work," Cosby replied. "Or whether or not they might be able to get back at someone. So, if it's in terms of whatever the choice is, I think that you can also examine individuals and situations and they will come out differently. So, it's not all — not every — but I do think that there's some."

So if it's not about racism, it's about... revenge? But if Cosby's morality is as squeaky-clean as he keeps maintaining it is despite, once again, more than 50 women accusing him of sexual assault, why would anyone want revenge against him?

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His story is full of holes, but who's even surprised? #Canceled

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