Bill Cosby is remaining mum about sexual assault allegations that resurfaced last month and continue to make headlines, and in a new interview the comedy icon is seen for the first time voicing his refusal to comment about them.
The embattled 77-year-old comedian and The Cosby Show alum got asked about the accusations in an on-camera sit-down with an Associated Press journalist that was released on Thursday by several major news outlets, including the Today show and Time magazine. Cosby, who played one of America's favorite TV dads, has never faced criminal charges over the matter and had in another interview with NPR, posted on Saturday, responded to questions about it with silence.
In the recent interview, just like the radio chat, Cosby spoke while sitting beside his wife, Camille. The two are currently promoting their loan of 62 pieces of African Art to the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.
The allegations resurfaced in October after a video of fellow comedian Hannibal Buress calling Cosby a rapist at one of his stand-up comedy shows went viral.
"I have to ask about your name coming up in the news recently regarding this comedian-" the journalist asks Cosby in the new interview.
"No, no, we don't answer that," Cosby says.