Bill Cosby Responds To Rape Allegations With Total Silence In Most Awkward Interview Ever

The rumors and accusations are still circling with regards to the fact that multiple women have come forward recently accusing Bill Cosby of drugging and raping them. Though the allegations have surfaced repeatedly over the years, the recent attention seems to have originated with a stand-up set by comedian Hannibal Buress. So, of course, with these allegations being the hot topic of the day, any interview that Cosby gives means that this uncomfortable subject is going to come up.

Bill Cosby's interview with NPR's Scott Simon could not have been more awkward, as he couldn't find it within himself to utter so much as a word when asked about the resurgence of allegations of rape against him. (Image via YouTube)

Bill Cosby’s interview with NPR’s Scott Simon could not have been more awkward, as he couldn’t find it within himself to utter so much as a word when asked about the resurgence of allegations of rape against him. (Image via YouTube)

A recent interview that Cosby and his wife Camille gave to National Public Radio Weekend Edition host Scott Simon was no different. However, there was a twist. The Raw Story reports that not only did Bill Cosby not address these very serious accusations, he simply responded with silence, saying absolutely nothing at all, only shaking his head “no.” Here is a transcript from that very awkward segment of that interview:

SCOTT SIMON: “This question gives me no pleasure Mr. Cosby, but there have been serious allegations raised about you in recent days.”

BILL COSBY: [SILENCE]

SIMON: “You’re shaking your head no. I’m in the news business. I have to ask the question. Do you have any response to those charges?”

COSBY: [SILENCE]

SIMON: “Shaking your head no. There are people who love you who might like to hear from you about this. I want to give you the chance.”

COSBY: [SILENCE]

SIMON: “Alright. Camille and Bill Cosby. They have lent 62 pieces from their collection of African and African American art to create an exhibit called Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue. It’s now on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art through early 2016. Thank you both.”

Now, one could argue that Scott Simon is not a 60 Minutes reporter, and that this interview was about the Cosbys’ donating 62 pieces of artwork from their personal collection to a Smithsonian exhibit of African-American art, and not about these uncomfortable, embarrassing allegations. However, did the Cosbys really think that, in the current climate, they could talk to any member of the press without the rape rumors coming up? I think common sense would dictate that the answer to that question is a resounding “NO.”

In short, Mr. Cosby, I am personally reserving judgment on the issue. You have every right not to speak about this. However, my advice is that if you don’t want to talk about it, you better let this blow over, keep your head down and stay away from the media until it does. Good luck.

The interview can be heard here in full.