ABC News anchor Linsey Davis got an exclusive interview with entertainer Bill Cosby. The TV network is promoting the interview with claims that Cosby is “breaking his silence” on the sexual assault allegations made by more than 30 women. But the reality is that during the interview Cosby doesn’t say anything regarding the allegations. His lawyers have advised him not to speak about it.
Cosby agreed to the interview as a way to help promote the organization Black Belt Community Foundation in Alabama, which tries to bring attention to underfunded schools near Selma. ABC’s Davis never asks Cosby “Did you do it?” She asks questions like “Are you prepared for the backlash?” And “What if a kid comes up to you and says, ‘my mom says you’ve done some pretty bad things,’ how will you answer them?’” And “What if they press you with questions like ‘Are you guilty?’” Cosby says he would tell those kids: “I’m telling you where the road is out. I’m telling you where, as you drive, you are going to go into the water. Now, you want to go here or you want to be concerned about who is giving you the message?’” The full interview will air May 15 on Nightline.