Bill Cosby’s public relations nightmare has just taken another horrible turn.
During an interview yesterday (Nov. 15) on the National Public Radio, NPR, program “Weekend Edition with Scott Simon,” the legendary comedian and beloved TV dad sat in silence and refused to answer questions about recently resurfaced allegations of past sexual misconduct. Cosby and wife Camille both appeared on the show to talk about their art collection being on display at the Smithsonian. All was going well until the very end when Simon felt he’d be remiss if he didn’t give Cosby a chance to address the allegations:
Scott Simon: This question gives me no pleasure Mr. Cosby, but there have been serious allegations raised about you in recent days…
Bill Cosby: *silence*
SS: You’re shaking your head no. I’m in the news business. I have to ask the question. Do you have any response to those charges?
SS: Shaking your head no. There are people who love you who might like to hear from you about this. I want to give you the chance…
SS: Alright. Camille and Bill Cosby. They have lent 62 pieces from their collection of African and African American art to create an exhibit called Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue. It’s now on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art through early 2016. Thank you both.
Cosby has faced a public backlash after long forgotten accusations of drugging and sexually assaulting several female acquaintances were recently brought up by comedian Hannibal Buress.
Cosby’s scheduled Nov. 19 appearance on the “Late Show with David Letterman” has since been cancelled.