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Bill Cosby's Attorney Fires Back At MSNBC's Michael Eric Dyson For Accusing The Comedian Of 'Raping' The Black Community

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Sounds like Bill Cosby's recent request didn't sit too well with one of MSNBC's contributors.

On Wednesday, just a few days after the actor asked the black media to keep a "neutral mind" about the sexual assault allegations against him, Michael Eric Dyson came out to accuse Bill of "raping" the black community.

[ Related: Bill Asks Black Media To Keep A "Neutral Mind" ]

The host stated his opinion on the comedian's call to action on Now With Alex Wagner.

He said:

"The very kind of man who would rape women, allegedly, is the same kind of man who will rape an entire black community, poor black people who are vulnerable before him, using his powerful foot to clump down on their necks."

That comment, however, did NOT go over too well with Bill's legal counsel.

Attorney John P. Schmitt released a statement on Thursday in response to Michael's comment.

[ Related: Bill Still Won't Apologize! ]

His statement reads:

"Michael Eric Dyson, who has been a persistent critic of Mr. Cosby's call for responsibility in the African-American community, has stated that Mr. Cosby's request for neutrality is part of what he calls Mr. Cosby's 'rape [of the ] entire black community.' Mr. Cosby understands that Mr. Dyson does not agree with Mr. Cosby's views, but such mean-spirited and reckless rhetoric cannot go unchallenged by responsible people and journalists.

To be clear, Mr. Cosby did not ask for special treatment from the African-American media. To the contrary, he asked that they adhere to journalistic standards and approach the story in a neutral manner – without a predisposition on either side of the story. It is of course what we would expect of all media. Those words, which are clear on their face and with which any fair-minded person would have to agree, have now been the source of even greater criticism of Mr. Cosby."

While Bill's request was a simple one, the Georgetown professor did take it to another extreme by accusing the 77-year-old of "raping" the black media.

Remaining neutral on a huge scandal like this one is a bit difficult since there have been astounding claims stacked up against the star — but it shouldn't be something journalists have to be reminded to do!

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7 comments to “Bill Cosby's Attorney Fires Back At MSNBC's Michael Eric Dyson For Accusing The Comedian Of 'Raping' The Black Community”

  1. poosie says – reply to this


    Sounds about right.

  2. MaryDtn9 says – reply to this


    Bill Cosby is a habitual rapist. Habitual rapists cannot stop. Cosby displays an arrogance of entitlement without accountability and or remorse. For the past fifty years Cosby has used his wealth and position in society to dodge the prosecution bullet. He now believes he is an untouchable, above the law. The number of Cosby rape victims is painfully staggering and continues to climb. All who support Cosby, especially his own family, are condoning what he has and no doubt continues to do and you also disrespect current and future victims. All of these victims represent our daughters, wives, mothers and sisters. Courts aside, in the eyes of the informed world THIS PIG IS DONE! Bill Cosby is the poster boy for why our legal system does not work or should I say “Does Work” for Wealthy and Powerful Felons. A small comfort is at 77 Cosby will not live forever. Justice denied awaits all victims; vengeance is mine.

  3. c e smith says – reply to this


    MaryDtn9: Your proof of his guilt is what EXACTLY? Your sexist, racist rant offers no evidence of actual wrongdoing, just an emotional, drama-queen rant. Why don't you just call for a lynch mob? You know you want to.

  4. robert raulerson says – reply to this


    i think cosby is a good man ,i don't believe any of these false accusations.

  5. poosie says – reply to this


    Everyone go google Bill Cosby Spanish Fly and see him glorify and brag about date rape drugs. See also what Howard Stern says about it…innocent…I think not.

  6. poosie says – reply to this


    Drug dealer of Rapist Cosby comes forward…scored 2000 roofies of 7/different types!!

  7. poosie says – reply to this


    Re: poosie
    Drug dealer of Rapist Cosby comes forward…scored 2000 roofies of 7/different types!!