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Bill Cosby's attorney lambastes 'decade-old, discredited allegations' of rape

Bill Cosby's camp is responding to the renewed public attention to the allegations of rape that have been leveled against the legendary entertainer, with a statement released on Sunday by his attorney.

"Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work. There will be no further statement from Mr. Cosby or any of his representatives." [John P. Schmitt, lawyer for Bill Cosby]

Multiple women have accused Cosby of sexual assault over the years, though the comedian has never been convicted of any charge. The assertions have come back into the public eye in recent months, helped in part by comedian Hannibal Buress publicly incorporating them into a stand-up routine.

Last week, former aspiring actress Barbara Bowman wrote a special piece in The Washington Post restating her past allegations against Cosby.

In the last few days, a planned appearance by Cosby on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman was abruptly canceled, without a public explanation.