Bill Cosby finally sat down Friday to discuss allegations he drugged and raped a still-growing number of women throughout his decades-long career, and while he was asked some tough questions, his answers were sometimes difficult to decipher.
Cosby was near Selma, Alabama Friday morning working to promote education through the Black Belt Foundation, a non-profit for the area’s underprivileged communities, where he sat down for an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America.
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Among the comic’s few clearer statements, in response to a question about whether allegations of rape could potentially overshadow his message about education, he said, “I have been in this business 52-years and I’ve never seen anything like this.”
He finished the statement, saying, “Reality is the situation, and I can’t speak.”
When pressed about how he would respond if the kids he wants to help were to confront him about accusations of rape, Cosby said:
“I’m not sure that they will come like that. I think that many of them say, ‘Well you’re a hypocrite’ …My point is, okay, listen to me carefully …I’m telling you where the road is out. You wanna go here, or you wanna be concerned about who is giving you the message.”
The comedian also insisted his career is far from over, and explained, “I have a ton of ideas to put on television about people and their love for each other.”
Representatives for the Black Belt Foundation were also asked about the allegations swirling against Cosby, but a woman with the group said any reservations about bringing him on board were put aside to ensure the children came first.
Although more than 30 women have now come forward to accuse Cosby of either drugging them, raping them, or both, he has maintained his innocence.
More of the Cosby interview will air on Nightline Friday night.