Bill Cosby has spoken. It has taken two years since the sexual assault allegations, but the embattled comedian is opening up about why dozens of women have come forward about his alleged criminal misbehavior which led to three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault. Each charge carries a 10-year maximum sentence.
He sits down with Sirius XM host Michael Smerconish for an in-depth interview which airs Tuesday, May 16, 2017.
Cosby’s daughter, Esna Cosby appeared on iHeartRadio’s “The Breakfast Club” show Monday morning, saying in part that “racism has played a big role in all aspects of this scandal.” When Smerconish brought up the “racism” claim, Cosby responded, “Could be. Could be,” even though the claimants are Black and White women.
“I can’t say anything, but there are certain things that I look at, and I apply to the situation, and there are so many tentacles. So many different … nefarious is a great word. And I just truly believe that some of it may very well be that.”
He adds, “Let me put it to you this way: When you look at the power structure, and when you look at individuals, there are some people who can very well be motivated by whether or not they’re going to work. Or whether or not they might be able to get back at someone. So if it’s in terms of whatever the choice is, I think that you can also examine individuals and situations and they will come out differently. So it’s not all, not every, but I do think that there’s some.”
Last October, Cosby’s attorneys filed a motion to a Pennsylvania criminal court to dismiss citing, “We cannot ignore the unfortunate role that racial bias still plays in our criminal justice system.”