In a rare interview iconic actor and comedian Bill Cosby Says race probably will play a role in his upcoming trial in June. Cosby a legendary pop icon has been accused by dozens of women of drugging them and sexually assaulting them. Most of the cases have statue of limitations that have long run out, so no charges can be brought in most cases. Cosby consented to his first interview in over two years. He spoke to Michael Smerconish on SiriusXM radio. His daughter Ensa Cosby earlier said that racism has played a large role in all the allegations against her father.
When Cosby was asked about possible racism in his case he said, “Could be, could be, I can’t say anything but there are certain things that I look at and I apply to the situation. There are so many tentacles, I like the word nefarious, I think that word applies here. I just truly believe that some of that applies here.” The June trial will address charges against Cosby, that he illicitly drugged and raped a Temple University employee, Andrea Constand. The incident allegedly happened in 2004, at a hearing Cosby has pled not guilty, and also has denied any and all other allegations against him.
Smerconish asked Cosby how is racism possible when his accusers are both white and black. Cosby responded “ So it’s in terms of whatever the choice is, I think you can examine individuals and situations and they will come out differently. Cosby has been married for 53 years to his wife Camille Cosby. The couple have four daughters and a son Ennis Cosby who was murdered in 1996. Cosby’s trial will begin June 5, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. The prosecutor has said they have testimony from more than 50 women claiming they were drugged and raped by Cosby.