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Bill Cosby interviewed on ‘Good Morning America’ on ABC

A number of women have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault and harassment.Matt Rourke/Associated Press/File 2014

Comedian Bill Cosby, facing an avalanche of sexual assault accusations from women, appeared on a national television program Friday morning.

Cosby appeared in a prerecorded interview with correspondent Linsey Davis on ABC's "Good Morning America."

Cosby, who in recent months has faced sexual assault allegations from more than 25 women and two pending lawsuits, is in Alabama to speak in several schools across the state's rural Black Belt.

He said he hopes those who hear him speak will be more concerned with his message, rather than the messenger.

"I'm telling you where the road is out. I'm telling you where as you're driving you're gonna go into water and it looks like it might only be three inches deep. But you and your car are going to go down. You want to go here or you want to be concerned about who's giving you the message?" Cosby said when asked how he would respond if the children he'll be speaking to asked him about the allegations.

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"I have been in this business 52 years and I've never seen anything like this," he continued.

Asked whether he was concerned about whether the accusations will tarnish his legacy, Cosby replied, "I really know about what I'm going to do tomorrow. I have a ton of ideas to put on television about people and their love for each other."

Cosby did not directly address the sexual assault allegations made against him.

He is scheduled to speak at events aimed at highlighting schools in one of the poorest areas of the state.


Sean Smyth from the Globe staff contributed to this report. Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.