The attorney for Bill Cosby, the formerly beloved comedian who had his comeback derailed by renewed rape accusations this week, says that the so-called "wild stories" Cosby's alleged victims are telling are "ridiculous."
Cosby's attorney Martin Singer said in a statement that Cosby is embroiled in a "media-driven feeding frenzy," according to Variety
“People are coming out the woodwork with fabricated or unsubstantiated stories about my client. ... This continued pattern of attacks has entered the realm of the ridiculous,” Singer said referring to the three more women who accused Cosby this week.
Singer made specific reference to Louisa Moritz, who told TMZ that Cosby forced oral sex on her shortly before her appearance on The Tonight Show in 1971.
“We’ve reached a point of absurdity,” the statement reads. “The stories are getting more ridiculous. Now this woman is claiming that something occurred more than 40 years ago and that while she was waiting in the dressing room to appear on the ‘Tonight Show,’ my client forced his penis into her mouth. I think people are trying to come up with these wild stories in order to justify why they have waited 40 to 50 years to disclose these ridiculous accusations.”
Singer also attacked the credibility of Cosby's accusers, pointing out that Moritz "claims that she is now a practicing lawyer ... but she is actually prohibited from practicing law after she admitted violating the Rules of Professional Conduct in her legal practice ..." and releasing criminal records for a different accuser, Linda Joy Traitz, which show she'd been charged with fraud and drug possession.