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this is "nightline." the sexual assault allegations keep coming but he kept his silence. >> i have never seen anything like this. >> tonight our exclusive interview with the embattled comedian. and how do you top the thing the last guy did when the last thing is this. why big-time athletes are fans of this surprisingly wholesome and -- and everybody else is all about that bass us ♪ all about that bass ♪ >> reporter: so will the judges hop on board? this year's hottest new artist getting ready for a showdown at the billboard music awards.
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good evening. thank you for joining us. we begin tonight with an exclusive interview with bill cosby. the subject of so many scathing
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headlines as a wave of women made allegations of assault. he is responding to questions for the first time. tonight cosby tells abc's linsey davis about his efforts to move forward or at the very least, change the subject. >> bill cosby made me a victim. >> reporter: a barrage of allegations. >> mr. cosby drugged me. >> he flipped me over and sexually assaulted me. >> his behavior was like that of a predator. >> reporter: more than 30 women coming forward in recent months claiming they were drugged or sexually assaulted by bill cosby. in most cases decades ago. cosby now speaking out. he says driven only by one of his long-time passions education and the need for kids to take responsibility. are you prepared for the backlash if a young person comes up to you and said my mom said you have done some bad things? how will you answer them if they are pressing you, are you
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guilty? did you do it? are the allegations true? >> i'm not sure that they will come like that. i think that many of them say, well you are a hypocrite. you say one thing and say the other. >> reporter: he quickly turns the conversation back to his talking points on education. >> my point is okay listen to me carefully. i'm telling you where the road is at. i'm telling you where, as you are driving you are going to go in to water. now you want to go here or you want to be concerned about who's giving you the message? >> reporter: are you concerned at all given the allegations that that may overshadow your message? >> it's interesting. this is a situation that's unprecedented. my family my friends, i have
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been in this business 52 years and i will -- i've never seen anything like this. reality is the situation. i can't speak. >> reporter: the man formerly known as america's favorite dad still cautious when speaking about his past and the media furor he can't shake and can't seem to understand. >> do you think the media has been unfair to you? >> i can't speak. i don't want to argue. we don't -- i don't talk about it. >> reporter: in his last on-camera interview, cosby wouldn't engage questions on the allegations. >> i would appreciate it if it was scuttle. >> reporter: despite the silence that followed cosby seems optimistic about the future both his own -- >> i want to get back to media,
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television books, the entertainment. >> reporter: for the people he hopes to reach here in al. >> the biggest, warmest hearts trust me are these teachers. >> reporter: coming to speak about education, do you think the kids will hear you? >> it's not a matter of who's rejecting me as much as it is somebody may get it. i'm going to keep plowing through it because in this world of education there's a harvest. >> reporter: it's a controversial but seemingly calculated decision from the black belt community foundation to invite cosby to this event to raise awareness about the arts and education in the poorest counties in alabama. one of the nonprofits focuses
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serving under-funded schools near selma. their hope that any attention to the plight of this 12-oun coy area is welcomed attention to highlight some of the schools still heated with coal and in some cases with raw sewage running through their ditches. >> at the end of the day what is most important is how do we make sure that the world knows that black belt children matter. >> reporter: cosby posts messages of opposition on-line i'm appalled and sad for those kids and this is insane and frighteneninging. one of cosby's accusers weighing in on facebook lily barn ard, please urge the city of selma to cancel cosby's visit. >> i think charities are desperate for attention and their desperation overruled common sense here. the tone in the schools today quite different. his reception overwhelmingly positive. from this morning's standing ovation to many students telling us they view his presence as an
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inspiration. >> this is great. this is a great man here. >> for someone to just put that on him. you know? it doesn't seem like he's the type of guy to do anything like that. >> i still love bill cosby. >> reporter: you don't think she guilty? >> no. >> i'm going to give information to young people and if they take it they will be able to soar. >> it happened so long ago, why bring it up now. >> even though it is more than 30 women. >> i don't think that. >> reporter: cosby walking across the edmund pettus bridge with students as part of a march for education. [ channelling ] >> reporter: there were protests or outbursts a big departure from the hecklers that cosby attracted since november when allegations surfaced. since then more women have come forward accusing cosby of drugging or sexually salting
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them actress beverly johnson shares what she says happened to her. >> he placed his hands moin waist. >> reporter: describing an incident at cosby's house when she says he drugged her. >> i took a couple of sips of the cappuccino and from the first sip and then the second sip, i knew i had been drugged. >> reporter: the details of her story, similar to alleged incidents described by other women who say cosby drugged them too. >> he had no right to do that. >> there was a time that i was at dinner a his brownstone and i had one glass of wine. the next thing i knew i was slumped over the toilet throwing up. i was sick. i was confused. i was foggy. i had really no idea what was happening. >> reporter: cosby's legal team has issued a number of denials and cosby has never been criminally charged. three of his accusers have filed
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a defamation lawsuit against him which cosby is trying to dismiss. controversy but for now the black belt foundation says is willing to level to awareness in a community where cosby still seems to have plenty of supporters. for "nightline," i'm linsey davis in montgomery alabama. next it is not hard to see why 12 million people are fans of dude perfect. what happens when our own juju chang gives the trick shot a shot. ? ♪ >> the top new artists 59 the billboard music awards. will meghan trainor's former husband make her an award winner. i keep an eye on sales and expenses from anywhere. even down here in the dark i can still see we're having a great month. and celebrate accordingly. i run on quickbooks.that's how i own it. i'm brian vickers, nascar® driver. i'm kevin nealon
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you are about to meet the actual dudes behind dude perfect. they may seem too cool to be true but their stunts are 100% real. earning them millions of fans and lucrative endorsement deals. how did they turn their viral videos in to an empire? here's my "nightline" coanchor ju ju chang for our series social stars. i'm going up on the roof. i'm not sure why. >> reporter: why am i holding this basketball and why are these burly guys egging me on? they want me to do something that seems impossible. okay. laser shot. off the roof. because that's exactly what they do for a living. >> yeah! >> reporter: they call themselves dude perfect. the high-flying, gravity defying, trick shot making
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mega stars of the internet. with 12 million fans on facebook and 5 million skub scribeubscribers on you tube. >> let's do trick shots. >> reporter: it is their testosterone fuelled boyish charm that attracted fans of all ages including my sons. so i brought them along to dude perfect headquarters in texas to figure out what the fuss is about. it started as a regular interview. then immediately they put me to work. on my own version of dudette perfect, the "nightline" edition. >> dudette perfect and this is the no-look shot. okay. i get it now. >> reporter: one adrenaline rush later and i'm in. i'm ready to do more trick shots. >> you want a golf shot. >> reporter: let's do it. >> we need different attire. >> reporter: what's wrong with this. >> it is not trick shotty.
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let's try this. okay. looking good. >> reporter: all right. i'm ready. this is the pool. i have been known to be competitive, but their one upsmanship borders on fanatical. >> we are super competitive. as soon as one guy does something the other is trying to top him. >> reporter: that is what launched their empire, the first video, a compilation of trick shots when they were college buddies went viral. their tricks growing more and more jaw dropping over a jumbo jet, even the goodyear blimp. yet skeptics grow as well. everyone is convinced you guys are sneakily getting these trick shots. this this couldn't be real. >> we take it as a compliment because you have to be smart to do that. we don't have that capability. >> i am glad they think that highly of us. >> reporter: they say it is all real. no tricky camera edits.
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it is really just try, try, try and try again. >> sorry about that. >> reporter: this golf trick took me more than a dozen tries. but that backwards no looker, second take baby! which is why when they finally make the shot they celebrate like they just won the super bowl. >> there you go. all you had to do is trust me. >> reporter: what's the longest it has taken to get something. >> probably the slingshot we did. that is over a span of two full days of trying that shot. >> reporter: is this something you mature out of? >> i hope not. >> i have a saying around here that trick shots are forever. >> reporter: and like peter pan, never growing up seems to be their plan. even though most of them are married and garrett is even a
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new dad. >> reporter: people who don't know them look at it and say, you know these guys are just immature dudes. do you see it that way? >> i could see how people -- they play for a living. i call cody and he is playing golf. it is their business. i can see that but after you sit down and watch them do a shoot. i told cody i have so much more respect for you. i had no idea that much went in to making a trick shot. >> reporter: how do you bring a little dude in to this? >> just hope he -- hope owen can grow up and enjoy it and it is just about having fun. their shenanigans spring from their deeply held christian values the anti-jack ass. i know you turned away alcohol sponsorship and that is lucrative. >> there are things we have to decide. do we want to push that toward our audience. we know a lot of them are
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younger. >> we celebrate most when we get tweets from people that say i am waiting for my mom and dad on the couch to get home and watch the video together as fa family. >> they made them a marketing phenomenon bringing in big money from you tube and merchandise endorsements. >> this is our nerf edition. >> reporter: even their newly launched video game. at least one estimate puts their net worth in the millions. >> everybody assumes you guys are billionaires now. give me a sense, how much money are you rolling in? >> it's not billions. >> you are printing it right there. >> yeah we have a machine back there that actually rolls it out. no. it's enough to support families and do pretty well for ourselves. we work really hard. >> reporter: they play different roles. kobe coby is a social media. corey the marketing. it is a well-oiled machine. >> dude perfect, man.
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>> russell wilson. >> reporter: what is amazing is not that the athletes come to visit you guys but are genuine fans. >> that is one of the most humbling things that we see when you show up and meet russell wilson and coach pete carroll. they are a fan of us as much as we are a fan of them. >> reporter: one of the signature moves is to turn the table on their guests. >> it is a little nose ball. almost. >> whoa! >> which brings us to that impossible shot off the roof. >> off the roof. >> reporter: #nailedit, attempt number five. that wasn't good enough for the dudes. >> we need a switch. >> this is for dan harris and byron pitts. the off the roof. >> reporter: failure is not an option. 36 tries later. [ cheering ]
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>> wonder woman. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm juju chang, shooting trick shots in texas. ♪ and next iggy azalea says she wears a heavy crown but is not the only queen of the charts. inside the stiff competition for top new artist at the billboard music awards. >> announcer: abc news "nightline," brought to you by macy's. pain from your day can haunt you at night, don't let it. advil pm gives you the healing sleep you need
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finally tonight, for those keeping score at home meghan trainor, iggy azalea, sam smith and 5 seconds of summer this
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year's finalist at the billboard music awards for top new artist and they make very different kinds of music. but as abc's lara spencer is about to find out they have important things in common. ♪ >> reporter: who's going to win? everyone is taking bets. >> i sam seems like a veteran. he is the nuance but definite -- >> first things first. >> a year ago today, we would not have been talking about iggy azalea. i think that is someone who became a lightning rod for cultural forces and musical forces. the amount of interest in her is endless. ♪ >> reporter: top new artist takes a lot of patience. >> two years ago, i was living at home and working on music in an attic. i could never have imagined anything that happened in the last year.
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♪ i'm all about this bass ♪ >> reporter: but confidence as meghan trainor will tell you, embrace that bass. >> i walk off that stage like i'm a boss. i'm meghan trainor. i look bomb and everyone supports this right now. ♪ >> reporter: and the most important nugget of all, don't do it for the game. do it because you love it. >> yeah. i'd say just write music from the heart and choose songs wisely. put out great records. can't go wrong. >> if you are doing it for trophies, it's the wrong reason to be doing it. if people are tell ing you no it probably means you are doing something right. you should stick to that. ♪ wise beyond their years. billboard music awards airs saturday at 9:00 p.m. eastern here on abc. before the billboard music
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awards go live sunday at 8 can p.m. catch our "nightline" facebook page and let us know. tune in to "good morning america" tomorrow and we are loan line 24/7 at good night, america. hi! hello, sweetie. there's your birthday present but you can't open it till tomorw. welcome, mom and dad--law. ( low-key ) hello, robert. ( joyously ) hello, raymond! ray: hey. how ya doin'? pat, i rememember how much fun you and raymond had doing that puzzle last year, so i bought one. "the ten commandments." all of which i love, by the way
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not a stinker among 'em. we've already done that puzzle. damn! guess i gotta work on this one right here. so, mom, dad, you guys'll be sleeping in our room tonight. yes, i think you'll be very comfortable in our room. we have a great bed. you're really gonna enjoy it. not... enjoy enjoy. sleep. enjoyable sleep. 'cause that's all you'll be doing, i'm sure. which is not to say you can't do what you want 'cause you can. it's not like you'll be breaking any commandmes. it's like your mouth is falling down the stairs.


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