While the outspoken Bill Cosby continues to remain unusually mute during the recent flood of rape allegations, his lawyer decided to condemn media outlets.
In a statement given to ABC News, Cosby’s lawyer Martin Singer condemned the media for entertaining the ” increasingly ridiculous” and ” completely illogical” allegations made against his client.
“This situation is an unprecedented example of the media’s breakneck rush to run stories without any corroboration or adherence to traditional journalistic standards.” Singer stated “Over and over again, we have refuted these new unsubstantiated stories with documentary evidence, only to have a new uncorroborated story crop up out of the woodwork. When will it end?”
Singer also went on to dispute the credibility of the alleged rape victims, stating: “It is completely illogical that so many people would have said nothing, done nothing, and made no reports to law enforcement or asserted civil claims if they thought they had been assaulted over a span of so many years. There has never been a shortage of lawyers willing to represent people with claims against rich, powerful men, so it makes no sense that not one of these new women who just came forward for the first time now ever asserted a legal claim back at the time they alleged they had been sexually assaulted. ”
Credible or not, the controversy has proved to be crippling to the comedian’s career. Venues in Oklahoma, Nevada, Illinois and Arizona, have stated plans to decline to hosting his performances.