Bill Cosby refuses to address rape and molestation allegations


It was revealed last month that 77-year-old veteran actor Bill Cosby was facing allegations of drugging, sexual assault and rape. The allegations, which date back decades, came to light again recently when comedian Hannibal Buress made reference to reports that the much-loved actor and comedian had, with the help of his PR team, continuously try to hide the alleged crimes.

Yesterday, Bill Cosby’s lawyer released a statement which asserts that the actor has no intention of addressing the rumours, saying: “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.”

The star of The Cosby Show was a guest on American radio talk show Weekend Edition on Saturday morning, but refused to answer any questions regarding the allegations and simply shook his head when the issue was raised.

Cosby was due to appear on Late Show with David Letterman later this week, but it has been reported that the star has cancelled the appearance. This comes after reports that the actor also postponed an appearance on Queen Latifah’s talk show in recent days.

Cosby’s lawyer, John P. Schmidt has asserted that there wil be no further statement from Cosby’s representatives and says: “Mr. Cosby would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them, at age 77, he is doing his best work."