Bill Cosby Attorney Slams “Decade-Old, Discredited” Rape Allegations As Comedian Refuses To “Dignify” Claims

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Bill Cosby Rape Lawyer Statement

By Shari Weiss

Bill Cosby Rape Lawyer Statement

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Bill Cosby’s attorney is slamming the newly-resurfaced rape allegations against the beloved comedian and sitcom star.

In a statement posted on Cosby’s website on Sunday morning, lawyer John P. Schmitt says, “Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work. There will be no further statement from Mr. Cosby or any of his representatives.”

As Gossip Cop reported, the accusations of rape have come from more than one person and date back many years. In 2006, Cosby settled a case out of court, and his career seemed minimally tarnished. But the claims have received renewed attention in recent weeks, with one alleged victim, Barbara Bowman, publishing a Washington Post op-ed this week entitled, “Bill Cosby Raped Me. Why Did It Take 30 Years For People To Believe My Story?”

On Saturday, NPR’s “Weekend Edition” featured an interview with Cosby and his wife, Camille, when he was asked about the allegations. The comedy legend gave no verbal reply, instead just shaking his head until the topic was changed. As Gossip Cop reported, Cosby’s upcoming “Late Show with David Letterman” appearance has been canceled. As of now, Netflix still plans to feature the special “Bill Cosby 77,” later this month.

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