Bill Cosby is in the news for all the wrong reasons these days.
Over the past few weeks, accusations of rape have resurfaced against the comedian, eight years after he settled one sexual assault case out of court and over a decade since any of the alleged incidents took place.
Barbara Bowman, one of Cosby’s self-proclaimed victims, published a Washington Post op-ed this week titled “Bill Cosby Raped Me. Why Did It Take 30 Years For People To Believe My Story?”
Tamara Green, meanwhile, recently referred to Cosby as a “sexual predator” and told People Magazine that he drugged and gripped her back in 1970.
Cosby was asked about these claims in an interview with NPR last week and refused any comment.
But now an attorney for the former sitcom star has issued a statement on behalf of his famous client.
“Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true,” John P. Schmitt said today, adding:
“Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work. There will be no further statement from Mr. Cosby or any of his representative.”
In response to the scandal, Cosby canceled a scheduled upcoming appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman.
He also watched as an attempt by his social media team went horribly awry. They tried to have Internet users create some fun memes in honor of the star… and this happened instead:
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