Cosby says he doesn't expect to testify at sex assault trial

Ray Weaver
May 17, 2017

"He complains about racial but what about the African-American woman whom I represent who accuse him of sexual assault or rape and refuse to remain silent about thaw they say they have suffered?"

"The piling on, so to speak, is a way, and certainly an impressive, impressive way, to get public opinion to come to the other side", Cosby tells Michael Smerconish on his SiriusXM radio show about the almost 60 women who have claimed the comedian assaulted or drugged them over the decades for unwanted sex.

MICHAEL SMERCONISH: Are you telling me that they're all lying?

Reached by phone, Steinem said it was a "mystery" to her why Cosby would cite her.

"Meaning, you can't answer that question, or you won't answer that question?" "I won't and I can not answer that".

The 2004 case involves Andrea Constand, an employee at his alma mater, Temple University, who was the first of dozens of women who have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct. In this case, he has pleaded not guilty.

Cosby, 79, declined to discuss the allegations against him in detail. I don't think she wants to hear about anyone being abused, especially by someone she spent so much time with.

"Boy, the education I'm getting is absolutely fantastic", he said.

"It's time for me to do something so the people who still have faith in me, the people who are wondering", he said. "He has a strong mind, and he's capable". However, he said he has "never, never" lost the support of his wife, Camille.

"I think about walking out on stage somewhere in the United States of America and sitting down in a chair and giving the performance that will be the beginning of the next chapter of my career", Cosby said in what Wyatt described as email exchange that began several months ago.

Teasing that Cosby will reveal whether he will take the stand or not in his trial in the full interview to be aired Tuesday (wanna bet the answer is Yes?), Smerconish explained in a Facebook video Monday how the conversation came together.

"You can't aim at jurors", Cosby said.

Cosby's most famous role was as Cliff Huxtable, the affable father of an upper middle class black family in NY, in "The Cosby Show" from 1984 to 1992. Smerconish asked him to expand on what he meant by that. "Or whether or not they might be able to get back at someone", he said.

"I still feel that I have an very bad lot to offer in terms of my writing, in terms of my performance", he said. "My father has been publicly lynched in the media". Recently, the accused celebrity was asked about his daughter, Ensa Cosby, claiming that racism played a "big role in all aspects of this scandal". But when Smerconish asked whether he will testify Cosby replied, "No", saying that lawyers can twist a witness' words.

Comedian Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse with his criminal defense lawyer Brian McMonagle (L) after a pretrial conference related to aggravated indecent assault charges on September 6, 2016, in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

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