As the rape allegations continue to pile up against Bill Cosby, the comedian and actor still refuses to offer a statement but his lawyers have released a new statement that says all the recent allegations against Bill Cosby are ‘increasingly ridiculous’.
In the past few weeks a total of 8 women have come forward to make accusations that they were sexually assaulted by the comedian over 30, 40, and 50 years ago – but these allegations did not start a few weeks ago. They started decades ago and according to reports the total number of women who have accused Bill Cosby is getting close to 20.
Read the new statement from his lawyers below:
“The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity.
These brand new claims about alleged decades-old events are becoming increasingly ridiculous, and it is completely illogical that so many people would have said nothing, done nothing, and made no reports to law enforcement or asserted civil claims if they thought they had been assaulted over a span of so many years.
Lawsuits are filed against people in the public eye every day. There has never been a shortage of lawyers willing to represent people with claims against rich, powerful men, so it makes no sense that not one of these new women who just came forward for the first time now ever asserted a legal claim back at the time they allege they had been sexually assaulted.
This situation is an unprecedented example of the media’s breakneck rush to run stories without any corroboration or adherence to traditional journalistic standards. Over and over again, we have refuted these new unsubstantiated stories with documentary evidence, only to have a new uncorroborated story crop up out of the woodwork. When will it end? It is long past time for this media vilification of Mr. Cosby to stop.”
Meanwhile, Bill Cosby is not letting the allegations stop his comedy tour as performed at the King Center for the Performing Arts last night, Friday November 21, in Melbourne, Florida.
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