Good Morning America and ABC News reporter Linsey Davis sat down with Bill Cosby and the Black Belt Community Foundation, who had invited Cosby to Alabama to talk to students and about education needs near Selma.
Davis asked Cosby how he’d approach any backlash from students or the community, seeing as how upward of 40 women have come forward now alleging that the legendary comedian had raped them in separate incidents spanning decades.
“Are you guilty? Did you do it? Are the allegations true?”
“I am prepared to tell this young person the truth about life. I’m not sure that they will come like that. I think that many of them say, ‘Well you’re a hypocrite. You say one thing, you say the other.’ My point is, OK, listen to me carefully. I’m telling you where the road is out. I’m telling you where as you’re driving, you’re going to go into water and it looks like it might only be three inches deep, but you and your car are going to go down. Now, you want to go here or you want to be concerned about who’s giving you the message?”
He added: “I have been in this business 52 years and I have — I have never seen anything like this. And reality is the situation. And I can’t speak.”
But he did say he still has ideas he’d like to put on TV, if anyone will listen.
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