Many women have come forward unafraid to finally speak about how legendary comedian, Bill Cosby, sexually assaulted them. Despite numerous accusations, Cosby has remained relatively silent on the issue — until now.
In a new interview with Good Morning America’s Linsey Davis on Friday to discuss the actor’s work with the Black Belt Community Foundation, Davis asked him about the rape allegations.
“Are you prepared for backlash? If a young person comes up to you and says, ‘My mom says you’ve done some bad things,’ how will you answer them? If they are pressing you, ‘Are you guilty? Did you do it? Are the allegations true?'”
Cosby gave a rather incoherent response:
“I am prepared to tell this young person the truth about life. I’m not sure that they will come like that. I think many of them say, well, you’re a hypocrite. You say one thing, you say the other. My point is, okay, listen to me carefully. I’m telling you where the road is out. I’m telling you where, as you’re driving, you’re going to go into water and it looks like it might only be three inches deep, but you and your car are going to go down. Now, you want to go here, or you want to be concerned about who is giving you the message?”
Davis pressed on, asking, ““Are you concerned at all that, given the allegations, that may overshadow your message?”
“I’ve been in this business 52 years, and I’ve never seen anything like this,” Cosby said. “And reality is the situation. And I can’t speak.”
Cosby’s indirect and flustered response clearly shows he is still not willing to have a face-to-face conversation about the allegations made against him. But it is about time he comes up with something reasonable to say because his continued vague responses are only digging himself deeper into a hole.
When asked about how the accusations will affect his legacy, Cosby answered, “I have a ton of ideas to put on television about people and their love for each other.”
Yet it is highly unlikely any of those ideas will get produced. Cosby appears to live in an alternate reality where he refuses to believe that television no longer wants him. Netflix didn’t air his comedy special Bill Cosby 77, TV Land pulled all Cosby Show reruns from the its channel and NBC dropped his sitcom in January. Will Cosby get a clue that his career is officially over and he has turned from revered comedic legend to total creep?