Nationwide — During a recent interview on NPR’s Weekend Edition with comedian Bill Cosby and his wife Camille, Cosby froze up when interviewer Scott Simon asked him about the “serious allegations raised” about him. Cosby did not reply at all verbally, but simply shook his head.
Cosby shook his head again, and did not reply.
Simon was referring to allegations that Cosby sexually assaulted multiple women over the years, and a column that was recently published online by The Washington Post by a woman named Barbara Bowman, one of Cosby’s accusers. In the column, Bowman says, “Cosby won my trust as a 17-year-old aspiring actress in 1985, brainwashed me into viewing him as a father figure, and then assaulted me multiple times.”
Cosby, who is now 77 years old, has faced such allegations and even settled one civil suit with an accuser back in 2006, but the issue resurfaced again recently after a comedian named Hannibal Buress called Cosby a rapist during one of his performances.
Meanwhile, Cosby has never been formally charged with a crime, and some have questioned why his accusers did not bring up their allegations in the past. They why wait until a man is a senior citizen to start accusing him of rape?
So what do you think? Is Bill Cosby guilty or is he a victim himself of extortion?
Listen to the interview below: