Bill Cosby, amid mounting allegations that he has drugged and raped scores of women throughout his decades-long career, has finally broken his silence to play the only card left available to him: the race card.
Cosby broke his silence Friday in a brief phone interview he gave to Page Six to inform the media that his wife, Camille, is standing by his side, and to call upon the “black media” to remain neutral.
“Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind.”
Cosby’s comments come after the Associated Press released a video taken during a November 6, 2014 interview, where Cosby pressures the AP reporter to “scuttle” the video in which Cosby is asked about the sexual assault allegations and refuses to address the situation, calling into question the AP’s integrity. Soon after, Cosby’s new celebrity lawyer, Martin Singer, sent a threatening letter to BuzzFeed News that in continuing to pursue reporting on the allegations, they “proceed at their own peril.”
The Daily Caller recently unearthed audio from Cosby’s ninth album, It’s True, It’s True, released in 1969, where Cosby performs a lengthy bit about drugging women’s drinks with a species of beetle known to have aphrodisiac qualities, commonly called Spanish Fly.
In the bit, Cosby remarks about women being susceptible to the drug from ages 13 until they get married, and wishing he had a “whole jug” of Spanish Fly every time he sees a woman, especially when attending a party where girls are standing alone.
Given the defensive ground Cosby has taken against outlets such as the Associated Press and BuzzFeed, it appears he is holding on to hope, perhaps due to the cautionary hesitance from fellow African-American celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg and Jill Scott to cast guilt or blame, even in the face of shockingly similar stories and an alleged victim list that grows daily, that the “black media” will continue to support him by displaying their “integrity” by not reporting on the allegations at all. The problem with that is Cosby has been very critical of other black media personalities, as well as prominent black comedians and actors.
To date, over 20 women have come forward to accuse the formerly beloved comedian of drugging and raping them. Cosby has remained silent throughout the ordeal.Original Story at INQUISTR