-- Bill Cosby's family is rallying around him.
The comedian's daughter, Evin, released a statement today comparing her father to his wholesome "Cosby Show" character, Cliff Huxtable.
"He is the FATHER you thought you knew," she told Access Hollywood. "'The Cosby Show' was my today's TV reality show. Thank you. That's all I would like to say :)"
Evin, 38, is the latest person close to the embattled comedian to come out in support of him. On Monday, Cosby's wife of 40 years, Camille, suggested that the media has published unvetted accusations about her husband and slammed reports that in which he has been accused of sexual misconduct.
"The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work. He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend," she said. "He is the man you thought you knew."
At least 19 women have come forward publicly to accuse Cosby of sexual assault. Cosby, 77, himself has yet to speak out directly about the allegations, though his lawyer has called them "unsubstantiated, fantastical stories."
However, speaking to freelance journalist Stacy Brown on Friday for an article published over the weekend in The Washington Informer and also the New York Post, Cosby declined to directly address the allegations but when asked about his wife of more than 50 years, Camille Cosby, he became sentimental.
Asked how his wife has been holding up, he said, "Love and the strength of womanhood. Let me say it again, love and the strength of womanhood. And, you could reverse it, the strength of womanhood and love."
Before cutting the conversation short because, he said, "They don’t want me talking to the media." Cosby told Brown that he hoped at least the black media would be impartial about the allegations. "I only expect our black media to uphold the standards of excellent journalism," he told Brown in an audio recording of the conversation. "And when you do that, you go in with a neutral mind."