Bill Cosby Says Black Media Should Handle Scandal With A 'Neutral Mind'
Bill Cobsy has finally spoken out about over two dozen women alleging that he drugged and sexually assaulted them. In a brief interview with the New York Post, he didn't address the allegations but did say how he wants African-American media to handle the scandal.
“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 said.
Cosby's lawyers have advised him not to speak to the media, so he kept the conversation brief. When asked how his wife of over 50 years, Camille, has been dealing with these allegations, he chalked it up to strength and love.
“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.”
Supermodel Beverly Johnson is the latest to accuse the 77-year-old of drugging her in the 1980s. In an essay she wrote for Vanity Fair, she said Cosby slipped something into her cappuccino during her audition for The Cosby Show. When she realized she had been drugged, she said Cosby quickly threw her out of his New York brownstone.