Well, look who’s speaking out on his messy situation. No, he didn’t say a lot, but at least Bill Cosby said something to a member of the press. And what he said was rather interesting.
Cosby was reached at his home in Massachusetts by Stacy Brown, a reporter from the New York Post. However, it should come as no surprise that he’s still refusing to speak directly about the rape and sex abuse allegations from an ever-growing list of women that now includes 80’s supermodel Beverly Johnson. But here’s what he did say … and it was directed to the African-America media.
Cosby says when it comes to him, the Black press should be impartial.
“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. (It should be noted that Brown writes for black news outlets as well.)
Brown says Cosby sounded upbeat on the phone, but said he couldn’t say any more about the specific allegations. Cosby said his advisors have advised him not to talk to reporters. To date, more than two dozen women have publicly claimed that he drugged and raped them, dating back 50 years.
However, when asked how his wife, Camille was doing, he relayed that she was holding up under the strain of the allegations.
“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.”
Then Cosby cut off the conversation. “They don’t want me talking to the media,” he said.