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Bill Cosby’s daughter comes to dad’s defense: ‘He is not a rapist’

Bill Cosby, Bill Cosby Rape Trial, Entertainment, Evin Cosby -

Bill Cosby’s daughter comes to dad’s defense: ‘He is not a rapist’

Evin Cosby, the daughter of embattled comedian Bill Cosby, says her father is not a rapist, despite a current sexual assault case against him before the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

In a lengthy statement, Evin Cosby comes to her famous father’s defense, slamming the dozens of women who have accused the ‘Cosby Show’ creator and star of sexual assault, and the media for choosing only to print their side of the story.

“The public persecution of my dad, my kids’ grandfather, and the cruelty of the media and those who speak out branding my father a ‘rapist’ without ever knowing the truth and who shame our family and our friends for defending my dad, makes all of this so much worse for my family and my children,” the 40-year-old fashion designer said. “When people are so quick to cast hate and make accusations of horrific violence against my dad, they are callous in their carelessness about the harm they are causing to others.

“But, if enough people think you are a bad person, you are branded a bad person and the media just reinforces that. My dad, like anyone in this country, deserves to be treated fairly under the law,” she added.

While she admits that her father had extramarital affairs, Evin Cosby says that is “between him and my mother,” adding that “they have worked through it and moved on, and I am glad they did for them and for our family.”

She adds that, despite popular opinion, her father is “not abusive, violent or a rapist.”

“I am his 4th daughter. He raised me to go to college, start my own business, and be my own woman. He is helping me raise my children and teach them family values. I know that my father loves me, loves my sisters and my mother. He loves and respects women,” Cosby wrote.

She also made mention of her father’s storied career and his use of his film and TV career to protect and advance the images of African-American women.

“My dad broke barriers and raised the conscious of America on important topics, especially for the advancement of women,” she said. “On ‘The Cosby Show’ he only depicted women as smart and accomplished. On ‘The Cosby Show’ and on ‘A Different World’ he took on then taboo subjects like menstrual cycles and rape, and even did a show on AIDS before anyone else would bring it up.”

She laments, however, that the accusations of rape have not only tarnished her father’s good name but those he worked with over the years.

“The harsh and hurtful accusations of things that supposedly happened 40 or 50 years ago, before I was born, in another lifetime, and that have been carelessly repeated as truth without allowing my dad to defend himself and without requiring proof, has punished not just my dad but every one of us,” Evin concludes.

“They have punished the talented people who were still earning money and feeding their families from my dad’s shows and work.”

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