Comedian Bill Cosby, who gained fame telling funny stories about his family, had absolutely nothing to say when a asked in a radio interview about allegations that he sexually assaulted at least two women.
The Washington Post ran an article on Friday by Barbara Bowman, who said Cosby drugged and raped her. She said Cosby settled another suit for sexual assault, which didn't give Bowman the chance to tell her story in court.
In an interview that aired Saturday, Scott Simon of National Public Radio asked Cosby to comment about those charges.
"This question gives me no pleasure, Mr. Cosby, but there have been serious allegations raised about you in recent days," Simon said.
"You're shaking your head no," Simon said after Cosby said nothing. "I'm in the news business. I have to ask the question. Do you have any response to those charges?"
With his wife sitting beside him, Cosby remained silent even after Simon gave him another chance to address the charges.
Bowman wrote in The Washington Post story that Cosby befriended her when she was a teenager, and then assaulted her.
"Cosby won my trust as a 17-year-old aspiring actress in 1985, brainwashed me into viewing him as a father figure, and then assaulted me multiple times," she wrote.
"In one case, I blacked out after having dinner and one glass of wine at his New York City brownstone, where he had offered to mentor me and discuss the entertainment industry," she added. "When I came to, I was in my panties and a man’s t-shirt, and Cosby was looming over me. I'm certain now that he drugged and raped me."
Listen to the whole NPR interview with Cosby here: