“Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment,” the statement reads. “He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work. There will be no further statement from Mr. Cosby or any of his representatives.”
It is signed by Cosby’s attorney, John P. Schmitt.
This short “no comment” statement is the first Cosby has made in the wake of a renewed focus on accusations that he had sexually assaulted a number of women. Although most of the accusations are years, even decades old, they resurfaced in recent weeks after a video of comedian Hannibal Buress calling Cosby a rapist went viral.