According to the New York Post, Bill Cosby has hired multiple private investigators to "dig up dirt" on his accusers, paying "six-figure fees" for information that might undermine their allegations.

"If you're going to say to the world that I did this to you, then the world needs to know, 'What kind of person are you? Who is this person that's saying it?'" Cosby reportedly told his legal and public-relations team.

"You can't say that I put something in your coffee, threw you in a cab and then you go on and live a high-profile life, a famous life and you never complain," Cosby allegedly continued, apparently referring to Beverly Johnson's accusation that he drugged her at an audition. "You mean you never reported it to the police? You never tell anyone?"

Cosby's attorney Martin Singer—through whom he is reported to have hired the investigators—declined to address the issue directly. He did tell the Post, however, "You [the media] don't need private investigators to find out information about the accusers. A simple Google search will obtain the information."

Last week Singer sent CNN a letter accusing the network of "one-sided" reporting; earlier, Cosby appealed to black journalists to maintain a "neutral mind."

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