Bill Cosby spoke, though not very coherently, for the first time about the sexual assault allegations that have been made against him, during an interview with ABC News. 

The comedian who has been the subject of controversy facing accusations from more than 40 women, is partnering with the Black Belt Community Foundation, a non-profit organization working to improve education for children in high-poverty counties near Selma, Alabama. He sat down for the interview while in Alabama promoting the foundation. 

When asked about allegations, the actor was unable to expound. 

I have been in this business over 52 years and I have never seen anything like this. Reality is the situation. And I can’t speak.

Watch the clips above. The full interview is set to air on “Nightline” Friday at 9:35 p.m. PST.