Bill Cosby reportedly said in a brief interview that he only expects the "black media" to uphold standards in journalism while covering his sexual assault scandal.
While the embattled actor and comedian did not address any specific allegations, he told the New York Post how he thinks the media is covering the story:
“Let me say this. 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."
So ... the white media is not doing its job then? He didn't elaborate.
Asked how his wife, Camille Cosby, is doing, Bill waxed poetic:
“Love and the strength of womanhood. Let me say it again, love and the strength of womanhood. And, you could reverse it, the strength of womanhood and love.”
Alright then. Point taken. That sounds really nice for her.
The 77-year-old, described as upbeat, then said, “They don’t want me talking to the media,” and nixed the chat before delving into any further details or opinions.
Cosby hasn’t said much publicly in recent weeks as shocking numbers of sex crimes have been alleged against him, most dating back several decades.
He participated in an AP interview last month, but became agitated when a reporter asked about the sexual accusations, and demanded that portion be cut.
His list of accusers includes Joan Tarshis, Michelle Hurd, Judy Huth, and most notably, Janice Dickinson, who's gone into graphic detail more than once.
Beverly Johnson also came forward last week, and while she did not accuse Cosby of rape (as many others disturbingly have), she claimed he drugged her.
The drugging of women, followed by taking advantage of them while in an altered state, has been a recurring theme throughout nearly all of the allegations.
While he has never been charged with a crime, there have been whispers for many years about Cosby and women, and the floodgates are now open.
On a recent podcast, Patton Oswalt says comedians have known for a long time about his track record, and that aspect of this is tragic in its own regard.