Bill Cosby has refused to comment since the rape accusations scandal began. Now, however, the comedian is breaking that silence with a video message, revealed the Hollywood Reporter.
Although Cosby has offered written commentary defending himself against the accusations of women who say that he drugged them and assaulted them, the new video message marks his first missive to fans. Now, with more than 20 women speaking out against him, the comedian has created a video that avoids any indication he’s even aware of those accusations.
Rather than address those accusations, Cosby’s video focuses on his ability to be funny during the comedy shows he has scheduled, reported Entertainment Tonight.
“You know I’ll be hilarious,” boasts Bill.
In addition to the video, Cosby included a message reaffirming his previous written statements that his professional career has not ended.
“Dear fans, I hope you enjoy my wonderful video message that’s filled with laughter… Hey, hey, hey, I’m far from finished.”
Cosby has not yet been legally charged with any crimes. Wendy Williams discussed his previous statements on her show, below.
In addition, as the Inquisitr reported, Eddie Murphy refused to mock Bill Cosby on Saturday Night Live’s anniversary special. When Cosby learned about Murphy’s decision, he expressed his thanks via a spokesperson.
“I am very appreciative of Eddie and I applaud his actions,” said Cosby.
The skit in which Murphy refused to participate would have shown Murphy playing Cosby in the category “Favorite Cocktails” on Celebrity Jeopardy.
Playing host Alex Trebek, Will Ferrell would have then quickly stopped, announcing that the mock clip was done prior to the allegations that Cosby gave women cocktails containing drugs prior to sexually assaulting them.
But while Saturday Night Live planned a humorous twist on the situation, model and entrepreneur Janice Dickinson declared that she felt it was far from funny, reported Entertainment Tonight.
Dickinson told her own account of being drugged and sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby in 1982. She described visiting Cosby at his request in Lake Tahoe, supposedly to discuss job possibilities.
But when she had stomach pains, he offered her wine and a pill.
“The next morning I woke up, and I wasn’t wearing my pajamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man,” asserted Janice. “Before I woke up in the morning, the last thing I remember was Bill Cosby in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me. And I remember a lot of pain.”
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