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Bill Cosby's Lawyer Releases New Statement, Calls for Stop to 'Media Vilification'

Bill Cosby's Lawyer Releases New Statement, Calls for Stop to 'Media Vilification'

Bill Cosby‘s lawyer has released a new statement to call for an end to the “media vilification” and to say that all the recent allegations against him are “increasingly ridiculous.”

The statement comes after several women have made accusations that they were sexually assaulted by the comedian over 30, 40, and 50 years ago. Read the statement in full below:

“The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity.

These brand new claims about alleged decades-old events are becoming increasingly ridiculous, and it is completely illogical that so many people would have said nothing, done nothing, and made no reports to law enforcement or asserted civil claims if they thought they had been assaulted over a span of so many years.

Lawsuits are filed against people in the public eye every day. There has never been a shortage of lawyers willing to represent people with claims against rich, powerful men, so it makes no sense that not one of these new women who just came forward for the first time now ever asserted a legal claim back at the time they allege they had been sexually assaulted.

This situation is an unprecedented example of the media’s breakneck rush to run stories without any corroboration or adherence to traditional journalistic standards. Over and over again, we have refuted these new unsubstantiated stories with documentary evidence, only to have a new uncorroborated story crop up out of the woodwork. When will it end? It is long past time for this media vilification of Mr. Cosby to stop.”

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  • Cary Chauvet

    Cosby could sue for defamation, false claims, unsubstantiated claims, malicious persecution even discrimination. If any one of these women could not provide evidence to their claims they would be deemed a liar, discredited and held legally liable. The media could also be sued for complicity for failing to do their due diligence. Cosby could stop it all here and now if he wanted to. Something is holding him back. Is he just a kind-hearted old gentlemen?

  • RocioBengochea

    notice they repeat and stress that it is the “new claims” that are not true. Does that mean the old ones are?

  • Nicola

    Boo hoo. These claims have been swept under the rug for years. He’s only angry now because people are asking him to answer for his actions.

  • Deanne

    I would hate to be Cosby’s lawyer. The allegations are piling up and I have a feeling his chickens are coming home to roost.
    It doesn’t matter how long ago the attacks happened; it is wrong to drug and then assault someone.
    The world was a different place all those years ago. It’s not surprising to me that women would be reluctant to level accusations at a popular entertainer.
    I guess old Cos is just going to keep denying and hopes this goes away.

  • Mercyneal

    Er, Cosby strongarmed the National Enquirer a few years ago to tone down their story on him. Watch for them to unleash the full story on him now….And remember, kiddies: The Enquirer was nominated for a Pulitzer several years ago and many news organizations, including People, rely on their reporting.