Bill Cosby and his wife Camille have been fighting against ugly allegations this week that involve Cosby doing things to women that no man in his right mind should ever want to do.
Cosby hasn’t done many interviews recently and most of his public appearances have been cancelled. But the actor/comedian and his wife both made an appearance on NPR to discuss their gift of 62 pieces of African American artwork that have been donated to the Smithsonian Museum of African American art.
NPR’s Scott Simon, who did the interview, was apparently seeking a few career points himself by being the first journalist to ask Cosby about the allegations. Rather than respond to the question, Cosby didn’t say a word. As the question was being asked, he simply shook his head, creating an incredibly awkward moment for the both of them.
After a few silent moments, Simon went right back to the interview, realizing that Cosby is experienced enough not to be baited into making a response to questions he doesn’t want to answer. His attorney did issue a statement afterward, but Cosby himself has yet to say anything.
At the time of the interview, Cosby’s lovely wife Camille was sitting by his side. As the interviewer thanks Cosby, Camille’s happy and gracious voice lifts the tone of the interview and creates a much more pleasant interaction. At some point, it appears that Cosby may have to say something, because the media heat is high. But if he is never going to be prosecuted, what’s the resolution for all of this?
Part of the statement from Cosby’s attorneys, posted on his website, said, “decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby doesn’t not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment.”