Bill Cosby has again released a statement through his lawyer, blasting the seemingly endless streams of rape accusation that has been trailing him for the past two to three weeks now.
As ENTmania! reported, decades-old rape accusations against the comedian resurfaced recently, with several women from all works of life – ordinary citizens, club managers, lawyers, celebrities – all accusing him of drugging and raping them in his suites after performances. This week alone, up to six more women, including Law and Order: SVU actress Michelle Hurd, former actress Angela Leslie and The Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno’s wife Carla Ferrigno, have come out accusing Cosby of forcing himself on them on various occasions.
But in a statement, Cosby’s lawyer Marty Singer said the accusations have reached a level of ‘absurdity’. Cosby, who is officially remaining silent on the issue, told Florida Today on Friday that ‘People should fact check. People shouldn’t have to go through that and shouldn’t answer to innuendos.’
Singer’s statement reads in full:
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.
The new rape accusations have led to the cancellation of several of his shows and TV appearances … but many more of his business partners have vowed to remain in business with him.