There has been a lot of controversy surrounding Bill Cosby, and now, after weeks of virtual silence, the comedian has finally spoken against the mounting allegations of rape and sexual assault against him.
Cosby gave a brief interview to the New York Post‘s Page Six journalist Stacy Brown, in which he revealed that he wants the “black media” to remain neutral.
“Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism, and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind,” Cosby told the journalist via a telephone interview from his Massachusetts home.
However, Cosby refused to discuss in detail the allegations against him, which include claims from model Beverly Johnson that he drugged her, and a claim from model Janice Dickinson who says that Cosby sexually assaulted her. He reminded the New York Post journalist that he has been advised by his lawyers, Martin Singer and John B. Schmitt, that he should not be speaking to the media about the ongoing allegations.
Despite the claims against him, it is noted that Cosby sounded upbeat during the interview, and he did comment on how his wife, Camille Cosby, has been holding up (the couple has been married for 50 years and she has chosen to remain by his side throughout the ordeal).
“Love and the strength of womanhood,” he said. “Let me say it again: love and the strength of womanhood. And, you could reverse it: the strength of womanhood and love.”
And it was shortly after this comment that Cosby decided he had had enough of speaking to the media and reportedly cut off the conversation, saying, “They don’t want me talking to the media.”