Bill Cosby’s daughter Evin speaks out in comedian’s defence ahead of his sex assault trial
Wednesday - 26/04/2017 16:50
BILL Cosby has broken his two-year silence to say he is completely blind and working on new jokes in the hope of performing again.
Cosby gave the interview to NNPA Newswire but refused to comment on sexual assault allegations by dozens of women that have damaged the public’s view of the man once known as “America’s dad”.
He says about two years ago he called out to wife, Camille, to say “I can’t see”.
His PR person Andrew Wyatt told NNPA that they had to come up with ways for Cosby to perform his stage show.
“When he would perform, we’d draw a wide straight yellow line from backstage to the chair on the stage and he’d rehearse the walk, hours before the show,” Wyatt said.
Cosby said despite his blindness he wanted to get back on stage doing comedy.
“I miss it all and I hope that day will come. I have some routines and storytelling that I am working on,” he said. “I think about walking out on stage somewhere in the United States of America and sitting down in a chair and giving the performance that will be the beginning of the next chapter of my career.”
It came as Cosby’s youngest daughter came to the disgraced comedian’s defence ahead of his looming sexual assault trial.
Evin Cosby wrote in an opinion piece for the National Newspaper Publishers Association, published on Wednesday, that her father “is not abusive, violent or a rapist” and that he “loves and respects women.”
She acknowledged that her 79-year-old father had affairs, but said he and her mother Camille “have worked through it and moved on.”