Bill Cosby Speaks Out, Encourages “Black Media” to Stay Neutral, Praises Wife Camille

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Bill Cosby spoke with the New York Post, giving a rare comment in the wake of allegations of rape and sexual assault. 

After weeks of virtual silence, Bill Cosby finally took some time to speak in the wake of the allegations of rape and sexual assault that have come forward against him from dozens of women in the past few months. The legendary comedian and TV dad, 77, spoke to reporter Stacy Brown from the New York Post, who noted in her piece that she often writes for the African-American media. 

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"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 said when Brown phoned his house. 

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He refused to specifically discuss the claims against him — the most recent of which comes from supermodel Beverly Johnson, who claims he drugged her in the mid '80s — saying he had been advised against talking to the media. In fact, this is only the second comment Cosby has made since the women started coming forward. 

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In November he told Florida Today, "I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos. People should fact check. People shouldn't have to go through that and shouldn't answer to innuendos."

As for his brief Post interview, Cosby chose to ignore the rape allegations, instead focusing on his wife of 50 years Camille Cosby

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“Love and the strength of womanhood,” he said when talking about Camille, who has stayed by his side throughout the ordeal. “Let me say it again, love and the strength of womanhood. And, you could reverse it, the strength of womanhood and love.”

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