Bill Cosby Goes Silent When Asked About Sex Assault Scandal On NPR

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November 15, 2014 2:12 p.m.

Decades-old sexual assault allegations against comedian Bill Cosby have been percolating again in recent days. But when asked about the scandal on NPR on Saturday morning, Cosby went completely silent.

“This question gives me no pleasure, Mr. Cosby, but there have been serious allegations raised about you in recent days,” NPR host Scott Simon said toward the end of a Weekend Edition interview.

Cosby said nothing.

“You’re shaking your head no,” Simon said. “I’m in the news business. I have to ask the question. Do you have any response to those charges?”

Again, silence from Cosby. Simon pressed one more time.

“Shaking your head no,” he said. “There are people who love you who might like to hear from you about this. I want to give you the chance.”

Nothing again.

You can listen to the exchange here.

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