Cosby lawyer slams ‘old’ allegations

Cosby lawyer slams ‘old’ allegations

Cosby made headlines when he shook his head in silence when asked if he wanted to address allegations of rape and sexual abuse made against him.



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Published: Tue 18 Nov 2014, 1:21 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:47 PM

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby will not respond to “decade-old, discredited” allegations of sexual abuse, his lawyer said on Sunday, following recent claims that the beloved US entertainer had assaulted a string of women over the years.

Cosby made headlines on Saturday when he shook his head in silence when asked if he wanted to address allegations of rape and sexual abuse made against him in recent weeks during an interview on National Public Radio.

In the latest allegations to be aired, a woman described in an editorial on Sunday about being drugged and raped by the comedian in 1969.

In a statement on the veteran comedian’s website, lawyer John P. Schmitt said Cosby would make no comment on the wave of claims against him.

“Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced,” the statement said.

“The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment.”

Cosby, most famous for playing the patriarch of a middle-class African-American family in NBC television’s long-running sitcom The Cosby Show between 1984 and 1992, has been at the center of a storm since comedian Hannibal Buress branded him a “rapist” during a stand-up show in Philadelphia.


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