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Bill Cosby won't address sex claims - lawyer

2014-11-16 18:06

Los Angeles - A lawyer for Bill Cosby says the comedian will not dignify "decade-old, discredited" allegations of sexual abuse with any comment.

In a statement released to The Associated Press and posted online, attorney John P Schmitt said the fact that the allegations are being repeated does not make them true.

He doesn't intend to "dignify" the allegations with a comment.

There has been a growing uproar over allegations that Cosby assaulted several women in the past.

The renewed attention to a dark chapter for Cosby began last month when a comedian, Hannibal Buress, assailed the veteran entertainer during a stand-up performance in Philadelphia, calling him a "rapist." 

One of Cosby's accusers, Barbara Bowman, recently leveled allegations of sexual assault against him in interviews and in an online column.

Cosby, who was never criminally charged in any of the cases, settled a civil suit in 2006 with another woman over an alleged incident two years before.

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