In the short clip, Cosby, dressed in what appears to be maroon silk pajamas, addresses his fans via something called a rotary phone. He promotes his upcoming standup dates, many of which have been fraught with protest. He claims he’s “far from finished,” a line that’s been added to press releases about canceled dates as well, an attempt at reputation repair.
However, he never mentions the 20-plus women who have accused him of sexual assault over the years, the accusations that have piled up in the last six months, or his alleged efforts to discredit the women who have accused him. He seems to be holding on to the “laughter cures all” train for dear life. Amy Schumer highlighted the ridiculousness of the number of allegations versus Cosby’s silence on the matter during last night’s Night of Too Many Stars: If the list of accusers gets up to 50 women, she asked, “can’t they just give him community service?” Something tells us the answer is no.
H/T Hollywood Reporter | Illustration by Max Fleishman