Bill Cosby Responds to Rape Allegations in Strange ABC Clip

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In a televised interview on ABC, Bill Cosby broke his silence on the dozens of sexual assault allegations against him. ABC/Good Morning America

Bill Cosby appeared on ABC's Good Morning America and wound up responding to questions about the dozens of sexual allegations that have been brought against him. But it's hard to parse out exactly what the 77-year-old comedian was trying to say.

“I have been in this business 52 years and, I will... I've never seen anything like this!” Cosby told ABC's Linsey Davis when asked about the accusations. “And reality is the situation, and I can’t speak.”

Cosby was doing the interview in Alabama, where the fallen entertainer is addressing high school students and spreading awareness about lack of education funding near Selma. Davis asked how he would respond if "a young person" were to ask him about the roughly 40 women who have come forward, especially in recent months, to accuse Cosby of drugging or sexually assaulting them.

"I'm not sure that they will come like this," Cosby responded. "Many of them say, 'Well, you're a hypocrite. You say one thing, you say another.' My point is, OK, listen to me carefully. 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?"

Cosby was also asked what he would like his legacy to be in light of the situation. "I really know about what I'm going to do tomorrow," he said. "I have a ton of ideas to put on television about people and their love for each other." Here's the clip:

Though dozens of women have stepped forward with stories, Cosby has not been formally charged, and many of the accusations are past legal statutes of limitations for sexual assault. Cosby's legal team has denied that the allegations are true, and his wife Camille issued a statement last year suggesting that her husband has been a victim of the media. In November, Cosby was caught on camera pressuring an AP reporter to edit out an interview question about the allegations.