Bill Cosby says he does not intend on testifying against Andrea Constand in upcoming sexual assault trial.
Cosby, 79, participated in a 30 minute interview with Sirius XM radio host Michael Smerconish on Tuesday. During the interview, Smerconish asked Cosby about the numerous stories of alleged sexual misconduct that have been brought up against him. While cautious not to go too far in depth regarding his legal issues, Cosby did reiterate statements made by his daughter, Ensa Cosby, during an interview on The Breakfast Club.
“I believe that racism has played a big role in all aspects of this scandal. The accusations against my father have been one-sided from the beginning. I’ve witnessed my father’s reputation and legendary works be dismissed without any proof,” Ensa said. “…My father has been publicly lynched in the media.”
“Over the last few years, my family has been forced to sit down and watch as our father has been attacked in the media. I love my father and always have and always will,” Bill’s daughter, Erinn Cosby, told the radio program. “I believe in his innocence and I know how he values me.”
When Smerconish asked Bill if his daughter’s racism theory is true, he replied, “Could be. Could be. I can’t say anything, but there are certain things that I look at, and I apply to the situation, and there are so many tentacles. So many different—’nefarious’ is a great word. I just truly believe that some of it may very well be that.”
When Michael brought up that some of Bill’s accusers are black, Cosby replied, “Let me put it to you this way: When you look at the power structure, and when you look at individuals, there are some people who can very well be motivated by whether or not they’re going to work. Or whether or not they might be able to get back at someone. So, if it’s in terms of whatever the choice is, I think that you can also examine individuals and situations and they will come out differently. So, it’s not all—not every—but I do think that there’s some.”
In recent years, as many as 58 women have accused Bill of sexual misconduct—including models Janice Dickinson and Beverly Johnson. He will battle Andrea Constand in court in Pennsylvania next month; he faces three counts of felony aggravated indecent sexual assault.