[Ed. – What took him so long?]
Bill Cosby’s lawyer said Tuesday that his client has been the victim of “racial bias and prejudice” as the sexual assault allegations against him have played out in the court of public opinion.
The statement —- which targeted lawyer Gloria Allred, who has represented some of the women who accused Cosby of sexual misconduct —- came as a trial date of June 5, 2017, was set this afternoon in the comedian’s Pennsylvania sexual assault case.
“Mr. Cosby is no stranger to discrimination and racial hatred, and throughout his career Mr. Cosby has always used his voice and his celebrity to highlight the commonalities and has portrayed the differences that are not negative — no matter the race, gender and religion of a person,” his lawyer Brian McMonagle told reporters outside the courthouse.