Bill Cosby’s daughter defends him, blasts the media

Bill Cosby’s daughter, designer Evin Cosby, is thanking supporters and blasting the media amid allegations from a growing list of women that Cosby drugged them or made unwanted advances in decades past.

at the launch of pb&Caviar on August 7, 2008 in New York City.

Evin Cosby and her father, Bill Cosby. Photo credit: Getty Images

“I would like to thank EVERYONE that has been sharing, voicing and putting their beautiful positive energy out there for me and my family,” Evin Cosby said in a post to her publicly accessible Facebook page. “There will always be jealous, vengeful and crazy people out there to break anyone down. Everyday we wake up and appreciate the love and support from everyone. There’s more positive in life then we think. It’s the BS that can be overwhelming. We keep fighting each day. The challenges in life can only make us stronger. The ones that are angry can’t live as easy as the ones that can love, RESPECT and not to find the easy way out by making FALSE accusations. It’s a shame how some people sit behind the computer waiting for bad things to happen to someone. Isn’t it easier to be happy? And to want the best for someone that has done such great things in life? It could be a friend, a family or a pet…. Just be HAPPY! It’s waaaaay easier.”

She also posted a couple of messages aimed at the media: ”

“They ignore our voices and proceed to talk over you. ‪#‎media‬

and

“Then they pay people to agree with them to make them look reliable. This is not just about my dad it’s with anyone that they feel threatened by ‪#‎media‬.”

Bill Cosby has never been charged in connection with any of the allegations. A 2005 lawsuit by a Pennsylvania woman was settled before it went to trial.

On Tuesday, Los Angeles prosecutors declined to file any charges against the comedian and sitcom star after Judy Huth claimed he molested her around 1974.

Recent accusers include morning show host Kathie Lee Gifford, who says Cosby once tried to kiss her, decades ago, and supermodel Beverly Johnson, who said in a piece for Vanity Fair that he drugged her when she was auditioning for his hit 1980s show “The Cosby Show.” 

Evin Cosby is an alum of Spelman College in Atlanta, where the Cosby Chair for the Humanities, a prestigious endowed professorship funded in part by a $20 million gift that Cosby and his wife, Camille Cosby, gave to the school in the 1980s, has been suspended indefinitely.

Camille Cosby also has spoken out in her husband’s defense, saying he is “a wonderful husband, father and friend. He is the man you thought you knew.”