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Bill Cosby’s daughter, Evin Cosby, has written an open letter in defense of her father on Wednesday.

The youngest daughter of Cosby’s five children reveals how her father always wanted the family to be close. Evin continues by explaining she had a great childhood.

That said, she fired back at the “public persecution” of her father and how the media cruelly treated him. Moreover, Evin Cosby complained that the stories surrounding Cosby’s alleged sexual assault victims are not telling the truth because they do not “match up” and were never investigated. Also, she argues that “they have been accepted as truth.”

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Evin Cosby says supporters who tried to defend Cosby were in turn “pressured to shut up” and that the media did not publish stories of their support of the comedian. She continues by arguing that Cosby is guilty before proven so.

“My dad, like anyone in this country, deserves to be treated fairly under the law,” she explains in an NNPA press release. “My dad broke barriers and raised the conscious [sic] of America on important topics, especially for the advancement of women.” She does acknowledge he had

She acknowledges that her father has had affairs but she insists that he has never raped anyone and those affairs are private and “between him and my mother.”

In an interview with NNPA, Cosby did speak out, and while he did not address the allegations specifically, he did say that his acting career is on hold for now. However, he hopes to perform again some day soon. He told NNPA, ““I think about walking out on stage somewhere in the United States of America and sitting down in a chair and giving the performance that will be the beginning of the next chapter of my career.”

Cosby also revealed that he is now blind.

Cosby is currently on trial for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand. However, the trial has not started yet. Jury selection starts May 22nd and the trial is set to begin on June 5th.