Try BlazeTV for Free
Entertainment

Bill Cosby Breaks His Silence: 'I Only Expect the Black Media to Uphold the Standards of Excellence in Journalism

“...you have to go in with a neutral mind."

John Minchillo/Invision/AP, File

Although Bill Cosby has been advised by his lawyer to keep quiet about rape and sexual abuse allegations from more than two dozen women, the embattled comedian and TV icon has broken his silence.

“Let me say this," Cosby told New York Post reporter Stacy Brown on Friday. "I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind."

In this Nov. 6, 2013 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby performs at Madison Square Garden in New York. (John Minchillo/Invision/AP, File) In this Nov. 6, 2013 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby performs at Madison Square Garden in New York. (John Minchillo/Invision/AP, File)

Brown often writes for the black media, the Post story noted.

While Cosby wouldn't address the allegations against him, the 77-year-old did say that Camille, his wife of more than 50 years, is remaining strong in the face of the firestorm around Cosby.

“Love and the strength of womanhood,” Cosby told the Post. “Let me say it again, love and the strength of womanhood. And, you could reverse it, the strength of womanhood and love.”

Then, Brown reported, Cosby cut off their chat.

“They don’t want me talking to the media,” he told the Post.

The latest woman to come forward in regard to Cosby is Beverly Johnson, the first black woman to appear on the cover of American Vogue. Johnson penned an essay published by Vanity Fair in which she alleged that in the mid-1908s Cosby drugged her but didn't sexually assault her.

Model Beverly Johnson attends the 2014 Ebony Power 100 List event at Avalon on November 19, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Image source: Angela Weiss/Getty Images) Model Beverly Johnson attends the 2014 Ebony Power 100 List event at Avalon on November 19, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Image source: Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

"For a long time I thought it was something that only happened to me, and that I was somehow responsible," Johnson wrote. "So I kept my secret to myself, believing this truth needed to remain in the darkness. But the last four weeks have changed everything, as so many women have shared similar stories, of which the press have belatedly taken heed."

(H/T: New York Post)

One last thing…
Watch TheBlaze live and on demand on any device, anywhere, anytime.
try premium
Exclusive video
All Videos
Watch BlazeTV on your favorite device, anytime, anywhere.
Try BlazeTV for Free
Sponsored content
Daily News Highlights

Get the news that matters most delivered directly to your inbox.