A near-incoherent Bill Cosby, under siege following sexual abuse allegations, has vowed to make a TV comeback.
More than 30 women have accused the star of The Cosby Show of attacking them over the years, but he has refused to discuss the claims since they first hit headlines last year, simply rebuking the allegations through his lawyer.
He was grilled about the story during an interview with ABC News’ Linsey Davis. Cosby refused to answer questions about the scandal, saying, “I have been in this business for 52 years, and I’ve never seen anything like this. The reality of this situation is, I can’t speak.”
When asked what he would say to a young person who asked him if the allegations are true, Cosby replied, “I am prepared to tell this young person the truth about life. I’m not sure that they will come like that (sic). I think that many of them say, ‘Well, you’re a hypocrite, you say one thing, you say the other’.
“My point is, OK, listen to me carefully. I’m telling you where the road is out. I’m telling you, where, as you’re driving, you’re going to go into water and it looks like it might only be three inches deep. But, you and your car are going to go down. Now, you want to go here or do you want to be concerned about who’s giving you the message?”
During the rambling interview, Cosby also revealed he has plans to make a comeback on TV, insisting he has plenty of ideas for new small screen projects, adding, “I really know about what I’m going to do tomorrow. I have a ton of ideas to put on television about people and their love for each other.”
Bosses at America’s NBC network, which broadcast The Cosby Show throughout the 1980s, previously vowed never to work with the comedian again following the slew of sexual abuse allegations.
Cosby has not been charged with any crimes stemming from the claims, and his lawyer vehemently denied there is any truth to the stories of rape and sexual assault from numerous women.