Bill Cosby Briefly Breaks His Silence

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Over the past four weeks, multiple women have come forward claiming Bill Cosby drugged and/or sexually assaulted them. But the comedian hasn’t issued any sort of response to these claims—because, predictably, his lawyers don’t want him to. “They don’t want me talking to the media,” Cosby said in a brief phone interview with Page Six Friday.

In that interview, the comedian did briefly touch on the accusations, albeit vaguely: “Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism, and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind,” he told Page Six.

This isn’t the first time Cosby’s had some words for the media—in November, he told Florida Today that people need to “fact check.”

“I know people are tired of me not saying anything,” he told the newspaper. “People should fact check. People shouldn’t have to go through that and shouldn’t answer to innuendos.”

At this point, over 20 women, including models Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson, have accused Cosby of assault.

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