If Bill Cosby succeeds, he will pull off the comeback of the century. The disgraced 79-year-old comedian is opening up for the first time after being charged with drugging and molesting Andrea Constand at his Pennsylvania home in 2004.
It is the only criminal case pending against him, but it comes against a backdrop of dozens of accusations of sexual misconduct. (Many are past the statute of limitations).
The TV star gave an interview to a consortium of black-owned newspapers yesterday. He touched on several subjects, including acknowledging the fact that he is now blind and hopes to perform again."I miss it all and I hope that day will come. I have some routines and storytelling that I am working on," Cosby told the National Newspaper Publishers Association. "I think about walking out on stage somewhere in the United States of America and sitting down in a chair and giving the performance that will be the beginning of the next chapter of my career."He has denied all wrongdoing in the criminal case. Jury selection for the trial begins May 22nd. Meanwhile, his youngest daughter Evin also released a statement about her father, saying the allegations against him have hurt her deeply.Evin wrote: "The public persecution of my dad, my kids' grandfather, and the cruelty of the media and those who speak out branding my father a 'rapist' without ever knowing the truth and who shame our family and our friends for defending my dad, makes all of this so much worse for my family and my children."