It’s a bad week to be Bill Cosby.
An interview that aired Saturday on NPR included a moment in which host Scott Simon asked Cosby about the allegations of sexual assault against him. According to Simon, Cosby remained silent and simply shook his head.
Simon tried again, saying, “There are people who love you who might like to hear from you about this. I want to give you the chance.” But the comedian gave no response.
Cosby had appeared on NPR’s Weekend Edition with his wife to talk about his African art collection.
Listen to the audio in the clip below.
Cosby has been accused of sexual assault many times over the years, but the controversy really gained public attention after comedian Hannibal Burres called him a rapist in a show.
This week, Barbara Bowman wrote an essay condemning Cosby and telling her story: “I’ll never forget the clinking of his belt buckle as he struggled to pull his pants off,” Barbara Bowman said. “I furiously tried to wrestle from his grasp until he eventually gave up, angrily called me “a baby” and sent me home to Denver.”
Also this week, Twitter lashed out against Cosby when he reached out to the social media sphere and asked to be “memed.” Twitter users captioned images of Cosby with text relating to the allegations and to rape culture.