In a statement issued Tuesday after a pretrial hearing in the criminal sexual assault case against him, Bill Cosby’s attorneys alleged racial bias in the abuse accusations and assailed “the trampling of Mr. Cosby’s civil rights.”
“Mr. Cosby is no stranger to discrimination and racial hatred, and throughout his career Mr. Cosby has always used his voice and his celebrity to highlight the commonalities and has portrayed the differences that are not negative – no matter the race, gender and religion of a person,” the statement read.
“Yet, over the last fourteen months, Mr. Cosby, and those who have supported him, have been ignored, while lawyers like Gloria Allred hold press conferences to accuse him of crimes for unwitnessed events that allegedly occurred almost a half century earlier.”
Pennsylvania’s criminal investigation against Cosby was re-launched 14 months ago. Allred, a California-based attorney, is representing more than half of the 50-plus women who have accused Cosby of drugging and/or sexually assaulting him.
Cosby has denied all allegations, and he pleaded not guilty to the Pennsylvania charges. CLICK FOR MORE