Bill Cosby‘s reps compared his sex assault trial to the lynching of Emmett Till in a TV interview on Friday.
As spokespeople Ebonee Benson and Andrew Wyatt defended their client a day after he was found guilty of aggravated indecent assault, “Good Morning America” host George Stephanopoulos asked if they really believe all 60 of his accusers are lying.
“Since when are all women honest? We can take a look at Emmett Till, for example,” Benson replied, referring to the black Mississippi teen who was lynched in 1955 after a white woman falsely accused him of rape.
Wyatt then called Cosby’s trial “a public lynching.”
“What [lawyer] Gloria Allred was able to do, she took a salt and pepper shaker — she shaked out a lot of salt and sprinkled in a little black pepper,” he said. “And the South came East. And that’s what we saw.”