Comedian Bill Cosby, December 12, 2004 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.(Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
Funnyman and actor Bill Cosby (pictured) did not speak to the accusations of sexual assault that he is mired in. No sireee. Instead, he lectured on how the black press should remain “neutral” with regard to the media circus that is currently surrounding him, according to New York Post’s Page Six.
As allegations of rape and sexual assault spring up everyday (the latest coming from one of the grand dames of fashion, Beverly Johnson [pictured]), Cosby decided to preach to the media calling for them to keep a nonjudgmental stance when reporting. “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 pointed out to the newspaper.
The septuagenarian is refusing to address the elephant in the room—allegations, spanning four decades from 23 women thus far. Many tell the same stories which accuse Cosby of drugging them, then forcibly making them service him sexually. Cosby did however make sure to mention that his wife of 50 years, Camille, was weathering the storm by his side. “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.”
Meanwhile, Cosby, who is being represented by Martin Singer and John B. Schmitt, says he has been advised by his counsel not to discuss any particulars about the allegations being made against him. “They don’t want me talking to the media,” said Cosby.