Bill Cosby: “Black Media” Should Stay “Neutral” And “Uphold Standards” Of Journalism With Sexual Assault Scandal

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Bill Cosby Black Media New York Post Interview

By Shari Weiss

Bill Cosby Black Media New York Post Interview

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Bill Cosby allegedly gave a brief phone interview to the New York Post on Friday as he faces a growing sexual assault scandal. While the embattled comedy legend did not address any specific allegations, he shared how he thinks the media should cover the controversy.

“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 is quoted as telling the Post, which describes him as sounding “upbeat” during the conversation. Asked how his wife Camille is doing, Cosby reportedly replied, “Love and the strength of womanhood. Let me say it again, love and the strength of womanhood. And, you could reverse it, the strength of womanhood and love.”

Cosby then reportedly ended the chat, saying, “They don’t want me talking to the media.” Indeed, the comedian hasn’t said much in recent weeks as more and more allegations of sex crimes have been leveled against him. He participated in an Associated Press interview in early November, but became upset when the reporter asked him about the accusations, and demanded that portion be cut.

Meanwhile, Cosby has publicly thanked Whoopi Goldberg and Jill Scott for defending him, while his lawyer has blasted many of the allegations and the accusers behind them. Gossip Cop has reached out to an attorney for the star to confirm the purported new interview’s legitimacy.

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