That's why those in assorted kinds of pickles hire lawyers and public relations reps who have the business world down cold. Both might have told Bill Cosby that at age 77 he has nothing to gain and plenty to lose by engaging in a conversation about alleged sexual misconduct from way back when. He has made his money. He has had his day in the limelight.
In the New York Post, Chris Perez reports that Cosby's lawyer John P. Schmitt announced, "Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment." He can do that since he has not been charged.
NPR rattled his cage when host Scott Simon asked him directly about the allegations. Cosby's denial was indirect. Instead of saying something, he shook his head "no." It is likely that now he will stay away from the media.
The Cosby aka Dad star has fallen to earth. Soon enough, if he lays very low, the scandal will die down. Someone else will be in the spotlight for some misdeed. The odds are Cosby will not live as long as he might have had his reputation not entered the media meat-grinder.