By way of Bill Cosby’s lawyer John Schmidt (via Bill Cosby’s website today); Doris Troiani-the lawyer to the woman named Andrea Constand-whom Bill Cosby was accused of raping [that he settled with back in 2006] wanted to make clear that the statement sent out on Bill’s website yesterday which read:
“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,”
…was in no way, at all directed towards, intended for, or about Andrea Constand. And too, wanted to assure the public that the differences between Cosby and Constand where “resolved to the mutually satisfaction of both Cosby and Constand years ago.” As well, [the lawyer] asserts that neither party intends to comment further on the matter-Constand: about she and Bill’s past issue/case, and Bill: regarding the same + Barbara Bowman’s recent allegation…………… the newest accusation by a music journalist named Joan Tarshis (or any other’s that we don’t know about-that may come out) going forward.
In terms of “not dignifying” a thing, understanding-it’s best not to dignify silly, desperate, frivolous matters usually done for publicity, attention, or to simply be a nuisance.
Although Bill Cosby has gone on record to say he will not “dignify” these rape allegations [coming out the wordwork since as far back as 2002 to date]; the best way to “dignify” such a demonizing, demoralizing thing is simply to defend yourself—if untrue…especially when the accusations are the antithesis of one’s legacy who too, is on record for having some pretty harsh and stiff opinions about morality—and dignity.
Therein lies the confusion with the decision to “not dignify” the accusation by going “mum.”
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