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

Nick Sanchez
May 17, 2017

For the first time in two years Bill Cosby gave his side of the story and spoke with Michael Smerconish on the SiriusXM POTUS channel about the "nefarious" motivations behind the almost 60 sexual assault allegations leveled against him.

The Cosby interview came after his daughter Esna Cosby appeared on iHeartRadio's The Breakfast Club show Monday morning, saying in part that "racism has played a big role in all aspects of this scandal". "There are so many tentacles.nefarious is a great word". "I just don't want to sit there and have to figure out what I believe is the truthful answer or whether or not I'm opening a can of something".

"I knew that there would be limitations on that which he would be able and willing to say pertaining to the upcoming trial", he said after being approached by a Cosby rep with statements from the family and asking for an interview with the actor directly.

"So in terms of whatever the choice is I think that you can also examine individuals and situations, and they will come out differently".

"I decided I think it's time for me to do something so that the people who still have faith in me, people who are still wondering what I sound like, as opposed to the National Enquirer, which is very interesting reading when they write about me", he said. Cosby replied that "piling on" was an "impressive way to get public opinion to come to the other side". Then, she says Cosby "sexually violated me without me consenting".

Cosby faces three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault stemming from an alleged encounter with accuser Andrea Constand in 2004.

"Like the cruel history of our people, the legal system and the protections of the law do not seem to exist for him today", Erin Cosby said. "When you have to deal with examination, cross-examination, et cetera, et cetera-more than two sides to every story".

BILL COSBY: Could be.

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

In a phone interview with the New York Post back in December of 2014, when the scandal was just gaining steam, he suggested that "black media" would remain "neutral" and would "uphold the standards of excellence in journalism" while covering the fallout.

"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.

CBS News declined a previous offer from Cosby's representatives to publish a written statement from another daughter, Evin. They have been married for over 50 years.

Cosby ended the interview with a quote from feminist Gloria Steinem and said he hoped to again experience "the laughter and the enjoyment" of writing and performing on stage.

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