Bill Cosby says he expects 'black media' to stay neutral over sexual assault allegations

The comedian also paid homage to his wife Camille

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Bill Cosby has spoken to the media about the allegations of sexual assault that have been brought against him by more than a dozen women, saying that he expected only the "black media" to "stay neutral".

The comedian spoke to Stacy Brown from the New York Post’s Page Six in a brief telephone interview and said that he believed that it would only be African-American publications and journalists that would uphold standards of "excellence" and "neutrality" in their coverage.

  "Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind," Cosby said.

Cosby also spoke about how his wife Camille Cosby has coped with the allegations.

"Love and the strength of womanhood," he said. "Let me say it again, love and the strength of womanhood. And, you could reverse it, the strength of womanhood and love."

Over the last month, Cosby has faced a wave of allegations from 15 separate women that claim that he had sexually abused them in incidents stretching over a 30-year period from the mid-Sixties through to the Nineties.

Cosby’s lawyers have denied the allegations throughout, condemning the claims as "utter nonsense" fuelled by a "media-driven feeding frenzy".

Cosby has stayed largely quiet throughout, with the media speculating that this is under the advice of his lawyers.

According to Brown, Cosby confirmed this when he told her that his lawyers "didn't want him talking to the media".