Disgraced Bill Cosby Says He Won’t Testify at Sexual Assault Trial, He Confirmed In Desperate Interview

Rape Allegations Won't Go Away For Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby is on his PR campaign, and it’s failing miserably.  Bill Cosby says he won’t testify at his upcoming sexual assault trial because he doesn’t “want to sit there and have to figure out what I believe is a truthful answer.”

The 79-year-old comedian made the disclosure during a sometimes rambling interview on Sirius XM radio that aired Tuesday, less than a week before the start of jury selection in the case.

Bill Cosby, Camille Cosby

He was cautious in discussing legal issues but said that he thinks racism and revenge could be behind the dozens of public allegations of sexual misconduct that have piled up in the last two years, and he vented his frustrations with the media and the legal system.

 

“Boy, the education I’m getting is absolutely fantastic,” he said. “The old saying there are two sides to every story unravels when you’re dealing with lawyers.”

It was the first recorded interview Cosby has given since he was charged in December 2015 with drugging and molesting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004 — the only criminal case stemming from dozens of accusations that range from groping to rape and span decades.

Gloria Allred, who represents some of the accusers, denounced the interview as “a desperate attempt to influence and perhaps contaminate the jury pool.”

 

Sirius XM host Michael Smerconish said a public relations representative for Cosby called last week and asked him to air three audio clips: two short messages from the comedian’s daughters and an hour-long Q-and-A between Cosby and one daughter that barely touched on the criminal case.

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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