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Bill Cosby addresses sexual misconduct allegations for the first time

Months after he flat-out refused to answer any questions related to the more than 30 allegations of sexual misconduct against him, Bill Cosby has broken his silence on the topic, sitting down Friday with Good Morning America's Linsey Davis for a TV interview that will air in full Friday night on ABC's Nightline.

Davis asked the 77-year-old comedian if he thought the allegations — all of which Cosby denies, and he hasn't been criminally charged — could negatively influence his work with young people by "overshadowing" his message. He offered her this non-answer: "I have been in this business 52 years and I've never seen anything like this. Reality is a situation and I can't speak."

More than 30 women, including former supermodel Janice Dickinson, have accused Cosby of sexual assault, and many of the women have alleged he drugged them before assaulting them.