Bill Cosby speaks out about rape allegations on ‘GMA’
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In a brief and rambling interview with “Good Morning America” today, comedian Bill Cosby said he was baffled by the rape allegations scandal.
In the interview, Cosby said: “I have been in this business over 52 years and I have never seen anything like this. … Reality is the situation. And I can’t speak.”
Cosby was speaking from Alabama, where he is scheduled to participate in a symbolic “March for Education” across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, the famed site of the march for voting rights 50 years ago. Cosby is participating in the walk in conjunction with the Black Belt Community Foundation, an organization that works to improve education resources for impoverished kids. He is also scheduled to speak to a gathering of high school students from the Selma area. The organization received some backlash on the Internet about Cosby’s participation in the event.
When asked a hypothetical question about what the comedian would say if the kids he is trying to help would ask him about the allegations, Cosby had this to say:
““I’m not sure that they will come like that. I think that many of them say, say ‘well you’re a hypocrite.’ … My point is, ‘OK, listen to me carefully, I’m telling you where the road is out. Now, you want to go here or you want to be concerned about who’s giving you the message?'”
When asked about what he’d like his legacy to be, Cosby said:
“I know what I’m going to do tomorrow. I have tons of ideas of what to put on TV… about people and their love for each other.”
More than 30 women have come forward with allegations of being drugged and/or assaulted by the comedian.
The rest of the interview will be broadcast tonight on “Nightline” on ABC-TV.