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Cosby says he doesn't expect to testify at sex assault trial

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/16/2017 By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press
FILE - In this April 3, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Cosby says he doesn't expect to testify at his Pennsylvania sexual assault trial. spoke to Sirius radio host Michael Smerconish in an interview being broadcast Tuesday. Smerconish says he agreed to air an uncut, 82-minute conversation between Cosby and his daughters in exchange for the interview. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this April 3, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Cosby says he doesn't expect to testify at his Pennsylvania sexual assault trial. spoke to Sirius radio host Michael Smerconish in an interview being broadcast Tuesday. Smerconish says he agreed to air an uncut, 82-minute conversation between Cosby and his daughters in exchange for the interview. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby says he doesn't expect to testify at his Pennsylvania sexual assault trial.

The comedian spoke to SiriusXM radio host Michael Smerconish in an interview broadcast Tuesday.

Smerconish says he agreed to air excerpts from audio provided by the Cosby family if he could interview the comedian.

Cosby says his lawyers won't let him speak about the criminal case. But he says he has "never, never" lost the support of his wife.

Daughter Ensa Cosby in the audio statement says she believes "racism has played a role" in the accusations against her father.

Bill Cosby says that "could be."

Cosby says his health is generally good, but glaucoma has left him legally blind.

Cosby says he isn't trying to influence jurors, who will be selected next week for the June 5 trial.

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This story has been corrected to show that Smerconish is a radio host on SiriusXM, not Sirius, and that Smerconish agreed to air excerpts of the daughters' audio, not the audio in its entirety.

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