Bill Cosby: Consider his social message, not the messenger

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Cosby says people should separate what he has to say about social issues from sexual assault allegations lodged against him.

Cosby, in Alabama to promote an organization bringing attention to schools in one of the state’s poorest areas, was interviewed by ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

In the taped interview that aired Friday, Cosby was asked what he would say if a young person pressed him about allegations that he drugged and sexually assaulted a number of women over a period of decades.

Cosby said he would ask if the person wanted to be concerned about the message or the messenger. He said he has “a ton of ideas” to put on television about, as he put it, people and their love for each other.

The veteran comedian and actor didn’t address the assault allegations.

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