Bill Cosby’s daughters took their issues with the allegations against the comedian to the radio waves and said he’s being publicly lynched. Erinn and Ensa Cosby released a statement Monday on the popular radio show The Breakfast Club, hosted by Charlamagne tha God.
Ensa spoke first, explaining that her father is an activist and philanthropist who is being wrongfully accused:
The accusations against my father have been one-sided from the beginning. When he tried to defend himself, he was sued in civil court. I’ve seen the accusations become more horrific and extreme with time and I’ve witnessed my father’s reputation and legendary works be dismissed without any proof. I strongly believe my father is innocent of the crimes that are alleged against him and I believe that racism has played a big role in all aspects of this scandal. How the charges came against him, how people believed them before they were ever scrutinized or tested, how people who questioned the claims were shut down and ignored.
She went on to say that the media has created a circus out of her and her siblings’ father:
The media created the story and the outcome before any court will ever test the claims. How my father is being punished by a society that still believes that black men rape white women that passes off as ‘boys will be boys’ when white men are accused. How the politics of our country prove my disgust. My father has been publicly lynched in the media. My family, my young daughter, my young niece and nephew have had to stand helplessly by and watch the double standards of pretending to protect the rights of some, but ignoring the rights of others and exposing innocent children to such appalling accusations about someone they love dearly and who has been so loving and kind to them is beyond cruel.
Erinn, who spoke out last month, reiterated her sister’s statements: “Over the last few years, my family has been forced to sit down and watch as our father has been attacked in the media. I love my father and always have and always will. I believe in his innocence and I know how he values me.”
After the statements were released, Cosby’s Twitter account tweeted a thank-you to The Breakfast Club for its “support.”
Someone please explain to the Cosby daughters that their loving father can be a rapist but still love them at the same time.
Cosby heads to trial next month on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand.