Since the cascade of rape allegations that began to mount against Bill Cosby starting last fall, the comedian has mostly stayed out of the public eye, releasing a handful of tweets and written statements to thank his few defenders, but otherwise ignoring his disturbing situation. On Monday, Cosby made his first televised appearance in months — by giving ABC News an “exclusive” 10 second clip in which he talks on the phone in his pajamas.
“You know I’ll be hilarious. Can’t wait,” Cosby says into the phone about his upcoming stand-up dates, without mentioning the more than two dozen women who have accused him of rape. “Dear Fans: I hope you enjoy my wonderful video message that’s filled with laughter. Hey, hey, hey. I’m far from finished,” he added in a written statement that accompanied the video, referencing the name of his ongoing tour.
As of this past week, new accusers are continuing to come forward and speak out against the comedian. While theaters in New York and New Jersey have canceled upcoming stand-up dates, Cosby still has shows scheduled this month in Maryland and West Virginia.
Watch video below, via ABC:
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