​Bill Cosby Shakes His Head At Sexual Assault Allegations

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This morning on NPR's Weekend Edition, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille joined Scott Simon to talk about their extensive collection of African art. Simon then proceeded to ask Cosby about the several rape and sexual assault allegations surrounding the comedian, and let's just say, it didn't go—well, it didn't go anywhere.


After discussing painter Henry Ossawa Tanner and the greater impact of the Cosby's art collection, Simon asked the entertainer if he had any response to the sexual assault allegations that have resurfaced against him, something it seems Cosby was unprepared for. The total and utter silence speaks volumes, and Simon was forced to describe the scene, via Vulture:

"You're shaking your head no. I'm in the news business, I have to ask the question, do you have any response to those charges?" "Shaking your head no," There are people who love you who might like to hear from you about this. I want to give you the chance. Alright."'

Cosby's complete refusal to even acknowledge the situation comes in light of another cancellation of a TV appearance. He was scheduled to join David Letterman on the Late Show on November 19 but has since been replaced by Regis Philbin. Neither CBS nor Cosby's camp has commented on the cancellation.



That he didn't even have a boilerplate non answer ready for this shows a certain level of arrogance. Even if none of the accusations are true, you still have to address them and to assume no one will ask about them on a national news program, not some softball talk show, is just arrogant and/or dumb.