Bill Cosby’s lawyer addresses rape allegations

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(PIX11) — Bill Cosby’s lawyer released a statement via the comedian’s website on the 9-year-old sexual assault allegations that have recently resurfaced.

“Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced,” Cosby’s lawyer, John P. Schmitt, wrote. “The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. 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.”

Cosby refused to talk about the allegations in an NPR interview Saturday morning, during which he was scheduled to talk about 62 pieces of African art on loan for a Washington, D.C. exhibition. Cosby’s upcoming appearance on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” was canceled amid the growing uproar over the allegations.

Since 2005, several women have come forward to accuse Cosby of raping them. He has never been prosecuted.