Bill Cosby Speaks Out, Addresses Media

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 10:38 AM PST, December 14, 2014
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Multiple sexual assault allegations have surrounded comedian Bill Cosby, 77,  over the past several weeks, and now he is speaking out.

In an interview with the New York Post on Friday, Cosby did not address the rape and sex abuse allegations, but he did have words for the media.

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He said, "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."

Cosby also spoke about his wife. When asked how his wife was "holding up under the strain of the allegations," he said, "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."

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Allegations against Cosby go back to the 1960s. His lawyer Marty Singer responded specifically to Janice Dickinson's rape allegations from 1982, and in a statement to ET, he called her story a "lie."

Watch  Janice Dickinson's interview with ET below.