Bill Cosby, in a previously unreleased interview, says he believes rape is a form of bullying. The 77-year-old comedian also describes rape as "annoying" and "sickening."
The previously unreleased audio is from an April, 2011, interview between the comedian and filmmaker Cassidy McMillan. The proposed documentary, called Bullies & Friends, was intended to be about the bullying of elementary school kids, something that Bill Cosby has been outspoken about in the past. However, the interview took a different turn, the filmmaker says, when the comedian started offering up his opinion about rape and molestation instead, according to Radar Online.
"It was supposed to be an innocuous interview. Instead, it turned into something else with Mr. Cosby offering varied statements and stories about rape."Cosby steers the conversation toward the topic of rape by relaying to the interviewer a story of an 11-year-old Compton girl who was raped, reports Philly.com. According to The Cosby Show dad, rape is a form of bullying.
"The incident in Compton where these boys raped this girl. That, to me, is a form of bullying, and it's something that you get a terrible taste in your mouth. I don't want to put things on a level, but a group of males descending upon another human being in an act of violent, physical trauma — sexual abuse, molestation — is at a level of … I don't even want to berate animals because animals are not taught better."On the audio, Cosby also says "the rape thing" is annoying and sickening.
"But the rape thing, this rape thing, is annoying. It is sickening. The suicide, the act which drives a person to suicide, and then what is nauseating is the excuse given by those with authority who are supposed to look into situations like this seriously. For them to say they didn't know because they know that the correct answer and the truthful one — which is what I mean what I say correct — is that 'I really didn't think it was important."Cassidy McMillan is coming forward now with the previously unreleased audio because she feels a moral obligation to do so, the filmmaker tells Radar Online.
The release of the interview comes just days after Los Angeles Superior Court rejected the comedian's request to have Judy Huth's lawsuit against him thrown out. Huth, now 57, alleges she was only 15-years-old when Bill Cosby forced her to perform a sex act on him in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion. Huth is one of over 30 women who have come forward since November to accuse the comedian of drugging and sexually assaulting them.
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