Bill Cosby Says Racism Could Be Reason Behind Sexual Assault Allegations

Cosby speaks out before the trial. 

Bill Cosby is speaking out about his upcoming sexual abuse trial. The veteran comedian sat down with Michael Smerconish's radio show on SiriusXM to discuss the trial. Calling the allegations "nefarious," the 79-year-old pointed to racism as a possible reason behind the abuse charges against him.

The assertion comes as a response to comments made by Cosby's daughter. "I strongly believe my father is innocent of the crimes alleged against him, and I believe that racism has played a big role in all aspects of this scandal," Cosby's daughter, Ensa, shared previously, per CNN. "Do you agree with that?" the radio host asked Bill Cosby.  "Could be. Could be," he replied. "I can't say anything but there are certain things that I look at and I apply to the situation and there are so many tentacles."

Smerconish goes on to say that Cosby's accusers are both black and white and the comedian shared that there could be many motivations behind the allegations. "When you look at the power structure and when you look at individuals, there are some people that can very well be motivated by whether or not they're going to work or whether they might be able to get back at someone."

Cosby's trial is slated for June 5th.


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