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Cosby's Lawyer Speaks Out

16 November 2014 8:33 PM, PST

Bill Cosby will not dignify "decade-old, discredited" claims of sexual abuse with a response, his attorney said Sunday, the first comment from the famed comedian on an increasing uproar over allegations that he assaulted several women in the past.In a statement released to The Associated Press and posted online, lawyer John P. Schmitt said the fact the allegations are being repeated "does not make them true." "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," Schmitt said.The renewed attention to a dark chapter for Cosby began last month when a comedian, Hannibal Buress, assailed him during a stand-up performance in Philadelphia, Cosby's hometown, calling him a "rapist." His remarks were captured on video and posted online, gaining wide exposure.It was harsh criticism of the veteran entertainer known equally for his charming standup comedy, »

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