Instead of producing the desired effect, Cosby's statement only served to draw more ire towards him
Should we listen to what Bill Cosby has to say? Yes, according to Bill Cosby. The comedian, who was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment and abuse, spoke at an Alabama high school as part of of a nonprofit foundation's campaign to improve education in the south-central part of the state. In a taped interview with ABC's "Good Morning America," Cosby was asked how he would respond if a young fan was to ask about the accusations.
This is what Cosby had to say on the matter: "I think many of them say, 'Well, you're a hypocrite. You say one thing, you say the otherMy point is, 'OK, listen to me carefully. I'm telling you where the road is out. You want to go here or you want to be concerned about who is giving you the message?'"
Note, Cosby was never criminally charged and the accusations didn’t make it into the spotlight until comedian Hannibal Burres addressed them in a stand-up routine. Cosby, 77, who has never been criminally charged, didn't address assault claims made by more than 25 women and has largely maintained his silence since the allegations resurfaced starting last year. He faces two pending suits.
"I have been in this business 52 years. ... I've never seen anything like this. And reality is the situation," he said, adding, "and I can't speak."
So... is anyone convinced? Did that rant even make sense?