Bill Cosby Breaks Silence in Video Message to Fans

March 9, 2015

Bill Cosby has broken his silence in a 10-second video message and written statement addressed to fans. Wearing r fuschia-colored pajamas, the comedy icon is seen insisting that he his show will be “hilarious” and that he is “far from finished.”

As now more than 20 women have come forward with allegations of sexual assault, the 77-year-old comedy icon once known as America’s Dad continues his comedy tour, even as a few venues around the country cancel his scheduled appearances.

The new video which seems to come from nowhere has drawn much attention as Bill Cosby is seen in wearing fuschia pajamas and sitting in a chair holding an old-fashioned telephone with a cord. He is talking to someone about his comedy tour. Obviously, wearing pajamas of any color might seem a risky move for someone who has been accused of drugging women and committing sexual assault upon them and who is is trying to resuscitate his career.

First broadcast on ABC News’ Good Morning America, the entire clip runs just 10 seconds. How the network obtained the video was not revealed. In it, Cosby speaking of his upcoming show says, Yes, I’m going to be in Wheeling, West Virginia, Capital Music Hall; 8 o’clock show. That’s right! You know I’ll be hilarious!”

There is also an accompanying written statement which echoes the tone of the video. Cosby asserts, “Dear fans, I hope you enjoy my wonderful video message that’s filled with laughter. Hey, hey, hey, I’m far from finished”

After decades, and even a civil lawsuit in 2005, these allegations never received the kind of incessant attention as they have now. Cosby was very much at the mercy of our social media and viral video age. Yes, that’s what it took, a video of comedian Hannibal Buress’s standup comedy routine in which he accused Cosby of rape in a video which went viral and took over social media and later major media, and, in weeks and months that followed we have seen now more than 30 women emboldened to come forward with claims of sexual assault and describing incidents which, in some cases, date as far back as the 1960s.

How it will all play one, we cannot know, but the story itself is “far from finished” even as Cosby attempts to speak of his own career with just that phrase.

You can see Bill Cosby’s full 10-second video and the news report below.

Pictures: PR Photos

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