Bill Cosby has been accused of raping a number of women over the years.
Now that the allegations have resurfaced, a third woman has come out to accuse the comedian of sexually assaulting her.
What makes this all worse is the fact that Bill won't comment, address or deny any of these claims.
The 77-year-old recently went on NPR to discuss an exhibit he contributed to at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art…
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The conversation regarding the recent allegations were definitely not on topic, but Scott Simon, the host of the show, told Bill he was doing his journalistic duty by asking him about it.
Later after their interview, the radio host talked about that particular experience with the comedian on CNN.
Scott said when he asked Bill the question about the rape accusations:
"He began to shake his head and wag his finger. He gave what I would refer to as that impish, delightful Cosby smile of his."
The transcription of their conversation on the NPR airwaves went as follows:
SCOTT SIMON: This question gives me no pleasure Mr Cosby, but there have been serious allegations raised about you in recent days.
BILL COSBY: [silence and shaking his head]
SCOTT: You're shaking your head no. I'm in the news business. I have to ask the question. Do you have any response to those charges?
BILL: [silence and shaking his head]
SCOTT: Shaking your head no. There are people who love you who might like to hear from you about this. I want to give you the chance.
SCOTT: Alright. Camille and Bill Cosby. They have lent 62 pieces from their collection of African and African American art to create an exhibit called Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue. It's now on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art through early 2016. Thank you both.
Since those allegations surfaced, a third woman by the name of Joan Tarshis has come out to tell her story of being sexually assaulted by the former Cosby Show actor.
The former publicist recalled her story in an essay to Hollywood Elsewhere.
Here's an excerpt from her written admittance:
"…One day he asked me to stay after the shooting and work on some material with him. I was even more flattered and thought this would help move my writing career along. In his bungalow he made me a redeye, and I began to tell him about the earthquake Los Angeles had just had and the sound it made. He liked my ideas for an earthquake bit.
The next thing I remember was coming to on his couch while being undressed. Through the haze I thought I was being clever when I told him I had an infection and he would catch it and his wife would know he had sex with someone. But he just found another orifice to use. I was sickened by what was happening to me and shocked that this man I had idolized was now raping me. Of course I told no one…"
That is so disturbing and sad.
Staying silent on the issue won't make it go away.
To read Joan's complete essay, go HERE.
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