Despite reports of Bill Cosby planing a town hall tour to discuss sexual assault; Cosby has now stepped in to deny that the so-called ‘sexual assault tour’ is happening. Cosby’s now released statement comes right after his reps told an Alabama news channel that he will be teaching people about avoiding sexual incidents.
Spokespeople for Cosby and his wife had said the forums — at least one planned in Birmingham, Alabama, next month when Cosby turns 80 — were aimed at educating young people how to stay out of trouble and be aware of changing sex assault laws. After those plans were criticized, though, a spokeswoman said the meetings were never intended to be about sexual assault but an effort to restore Cosby’s legacy. Cosby himself took issue Tuesday with the notion of a “sexual assault tour,” dismissing it as propaganda, though he left open the possibility of some future event. “The current propaganda that I am going to conduct a sexual assault tour is false,” Cosby said in a statement. “Any further information about public plans will be given at the appropriate time.”