Bill Cosby Addresses Controversy: Exclusive

The iconic actor/comedian says, "Reality is the situation, and I can't speak."
2:48 | 05/15/15

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culprit also unleclear. Now to the ABC news exclusive. Bill Cosby responding to questions about allegations of sexual assault for the first time. He's in Alabama, where he's spreading his message about education, preparing to speak to students later today. Reporter: This morning, embattled comedian bill Cosby trying to change the narrative. For the first time, responding to questions about the barrage of sexual assault allegations. Are you prepared for the backlash if a young person comes up to you and says, my mom says you've done some bad things. How will you answer them? Did you do it, are you guilty? Are the allegations true snmgts I'm not sure that they will come like that. I thing many of them say, well, you're a hypocrite. You say one thing, you say the other. My point is okay, listen to me carefully. I'm telling you where the road is out. Now, you want to go here or you want to be concerned about who's giving you the message? Since November, allegations have resurfaced with more than 30 women coming forward. Some accusing Cosby of drugging or sexually assaulting him. His side as issued a number of denial. He's never been criminally charged. In an effort to turn the page, now part of an initiative, invited by the plaque belt community foundation to bring attention to underfunded schools in Alabama. Online, a fire storm. Are you concerned at all given the allegations that that may overshadow your message? I have been in this business 52 years and -- I will -- I've never seen anything like this. And reality is the situation. And I -- I can't speak. Reporter: Just given the allegations alone, were they enough to make you think twice about inviting Mr. Cosby? Ichlg I would say yes. At the end of the day, what was most important was how do we make sure the world knows the black belt children matter. Reporter: Some of your biggest sporters say they're worried about your legacy. What would you like your legacy to be? I really know about what I'm going to do tomorrow. I have a ton of ideas to put on television. About people and their love for each other. Reporter: For "Good morning America," linsey Davis, ABC news, Montgomery, Alabama. Thank you. You can see more of that interview tonight on the "Nightline."

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