Bill Cosby almost responded to the rape allegations against him in a new interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday. The interview, conducted by Linsey Davis, received little promotion. When Davis asked him about allegations that he drugged and raped many women, Cosby dodged the question.
"If a young person comes up to you and says my mom says you've done some bad things, how will you answer them?" Davis asked.
Cosby gave a strange answer:
I am prepared to tell this young person the truth about life. I'm not sure that they will come like that. I think many of them say, "Well, you're a hypocrite. You say one thing, you say the other. My point is, okay listen to me carefully. I'm telling you where the road is out. I'm telling you where you're driving you're going to go into water and it looks like it might only be three inches deep, but you and your car are going to go down. You want to go here or you want to be concerned about who's giving the message?
He also said, "I have been in this business over 52 years and I have never seen anything like this. Reality is the situation. And I can't speak."
When asked about how the accusations will affect his legacy as a comedian and actor, he said, "I really know about what I’m going to do tomorrow. I have a ton of ideas to put on television about people and their love for each other.” (NBC dropped his sitcom in January.)
You can watch the interview below:
See a timeline of the allegations made against Cosby: