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Bill Cosby’s Lawyers Say He Will Not Dignify Sexual Abuse Allegations as another Woman Steps Forward with New Claims

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Weeks after an actress came out to exclusively tell Daily Mail about the sexual abuse and rape she suffered in the hands of Bill Cosby, Bill Cosby is finally breaking his silence on the issue long enough to say that there will be no comments.

According to lawyers of 77-year-old Bill Cosby, best known as the character Cliff Huxtable, patriarch of an African-American family in the hit TV sitcom The Cosby Show, the charges made by Barbara Bowman have been discredited and there is no need for Bill Cosby to comment on the decade old allegations of sexual abuse.

Several women have accused the comedian of sexual assault going back almost 30 years. Bill Cosby has always denied the accusations, and has never faced any charges.

His lawyer said the actor “would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work”. He said Mr. Cosby did not intend to “dignify” the allegations with a comment and would make no further statements.

The statement published on BillCosby.com reads:

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. He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work. There will be no further statement from Mr. Cosby or any of his representatives.

In an ironic twist, yet another woman has stepped forward with claims that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager.

According to Joan Tarshis via Huffington Post, Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her twice in 1969 when she was 19. The former actress and Bill Cosby were both working at Universal Studios, and she said he took an interest in her. Bill Cosby often pushed alcohol on her, Tarshis said, and on one instance when the two had been working on material together, she fell unconscious at his bungalow after having a cocktail he made for her.

You can read up her account here.

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8 Comments

  1. spoonfullofsugar

    November 17, 2014 at 10:21 am

    In every rumor there’s always an element of truth and the element in this case terrifies me.*sadface*

  2. Kikky

    November 17, 2014 at 10:42 am

    No not Bill!

    • missy J

      November 17, 2014 at 11:20 am

      Who then?? Morgan Freeman??!!!

  3. NagosBigBoi

    November 17, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    US law says: innocent until proven guilty…..
    Google Brain Banks….he spent time in jail after being falsely accused of rape.
    Sometimes (in this age of false celebrity) people say things for their “15 mins”. I am not saying that the women are lying…..but this thing (rape) is so horrific that we should ensure that true justice is what drives our judgements…..not mob justice

    • Iris

      November 17, 2014 at 6:36 pm

      If more charges continue to come forward the courts my require him to “dignify” the allegations. @NagosBigBoi yes there are false allegations of rape but this is not just one woman or one incident. Multiple women over 30 years! Something is wrong. Some may be lying but ALL? They need to look into it.

    • NagosBigBoi

      November 18, 2014 at 2:03 am

      There have been cases where copycat false accusers have jumped on the bandwagon. The problem here is that in most of these cases the statute of limitations may have lapsed. I agree with you that it needs to be looked into. Some of these women have mentioned specific places like hotels…..it should not be too difficult to for a journalist to find out if mr. Cosby was in a place like that when it happened. One of them even claimed to have gone to a lawyer.back then….this should be easy to confirm also…..

  4. Bruness

    November 17, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I love and respect Bill Cosby but if there’s an atom of truth in these rumours then justice should prevail.

  5. jcsgrl

    November 17, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Ihe a apuo na egwu…this thing has gotten serious o. The possibility that there’s an element of truth to this just…sighs I’m not sure I have the words to describe how I feel

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