Man Rescues Woman from Bill Cosby in 1984!

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Tony in the 1980s

Tony Hogue banged on the door of Bill Cosby's New York brownstone home at 243 E.61st. St., in September,1984, in the posh Upper East Side.He was there to save his 23 year old woman, known as Jane Doe #8, in the lawsuit filed around 2004 for rape. Cosby failed to answer for some time , as Tony kicked and banged on the door. What brought Tony to save his friend was her frantic and freaked out phone call to him, pleading for him to get her out. The call was hysterical and the woman was crying yet spoke in whispers, as if trying to be secret. In the call, she said that she was in a room on the second floor and not in her clothes for a long time. She told Tony she was numb and cannot stand up, her vision blurred to some degree. Of course, Tony asked the whereabouts of Cosby. Her answer indicated that Cosby came into the room periodically with a cigar and tried to fondle and kiss her. Cosby (then, 47 yrs. old) tried to force himself on her.

Both Tony and the woman are white. Tony was apprehensive in taking on Cosby, then, a huge black star. Tony thought he might be arrested. Then, suddenly, Cosby opened the door in a very calm manner and said, " What's the problem?".

Tony was a booking agent for JF Images that promoted female models to agencies. He and Cosby became friends and Cosby would often invite him and models to dinner at his place. Cosby seemed to interested in the models who were aspiring actresses and another Jane Doe in lawsuit was another victim. This was Jo Farrell

The dinner event involving Cosby, Tony, and the victim (now 53), ended at 11:30 pm and Cosby told Tony that he and the others should go to a local nightclub, while Cosby and the victim would stay at his place to talk about acting and the movie business. At the dinner, Tony noticed that Cosby gave drinks to all the guests, yet did not have one himself. Tony got the phone call after midnight, the victim had been given a drink called Ouzo and after she had drunk it, started to feel weird and out of control.

After Cosby had opened the front door, Tony indicated that there was something wrong inside. He had just been called by his friend and she was hysterical. Cosby said nothing and without waiting, Tony rushed past Cosby. Cosby's excuse was maybe she had too much to drink and had a reaction.

A reaction to what?

Tony yelled out her name as he climbed the stairs to the second floor, where he discovered her in a wobbly state. Another woman, Jo Farrell, was not seen, but known to be there. Tony tried to ask his friend questions but it was obvious she was drugged and incoherent. The victim, who was engaged to be married, flew back home the next day and her parents had already received a phone call from Cosby by the time she arrived. She returned his call and he conveyed that he did not mean to act offensively or be misunderstood. This was CYA for Cosby's sexual attack.

What was going on then was that Cosby was much more interested in Jo Farrell than the other woman. Tony had noticed this before and said that Cosby was acting like a predator after prey once he met Jo. Cosby focused on her, but, also liked Tony's friend to a lesser degree and probably thought he could have two that night. Cosby's sexual advances only got so far. This victim was lucky, thanks to Tony.

Now, another lawsuit has been filed against Cosby from a plaintiff alleging she was attacked when she was just 15 yrs. old. This case was just filed. Her name is Judy Huth. In this lawsuit, the girl was told to lie about her age, if asked, and Cosby forced her to "jack him off" as he laid on a bed. His attempt to put his hands on her vagina were repulsed. She had been given several beers to drink.

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bradmasterOCcal 22 months ago from Orange County California

perrya

I don't know if Cosby did any of these things, and neither do you.

The Tony story was all hearsay, as he didn't really see anything.

I am also suspicious about the decades of delay in bringing these allegations. Where is the evidence to back up these allegations?

If I may be so bold, what is the goal of this hub?

Thanks

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perrya 22 months ago Author

Unless one is simply refusing to see a pattern and truth, the man collaborates at least one of the accusations. There are some 20 women saying the same things. Where there is smoke, there is fire.


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bradmasterOCcal 22 months ago from Orange County California

perrya

Is that our job?

Isn't that why we have a judicial system?

Why is it so important now?


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perrya 22 months ago Author

It is no different than an innocent man going to jail for 20 years. Belated justice for the 20 women who were victims. Ask them why it is important.


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bradmasterOCcal 22 months ago from Orange County California

perrya

There is no comparison

The innocent man, although once arrested is no longer innocent, went through the criminal justice system. The system in that case failed.

These twenty women didn't use the criminal justice system, so there is no arrest, and there is no conviction.

Why is it important for you and others to be the judge and jury? Once again, isn't that what the government provides?

At this point, we don't even know what possible laws were broken based on these allegations. When people and the media start convicting a person it taints the legal system and any possible jury.

That could have been one of the reasons and innocent man was wrongly convicted of a felony. There is a lot of difference between an allegation, and evidence to bring it to court, and convincing evidence that will bring the case beyond a reasonable doubt for a guilty verdict. As that is the burden of the prosecution, and a unanimous verdict by the jury.

Do you believe that the media, and the people should be part of the criminal justice system? That would be much like the vigilante way of doing justice.

Thanks

If the criminal justice system isn't working, then people can elect politicians that can change it.


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perrya 22 months ago Author

Many feel, including those violated, it is belated justice. It offers them some sort of closure.


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bradmasterOCcal 22 months ago from Orange County California

perrya

How does that apply to the details of my comment?

Allegations are not legal violations, and as such there is no call for justice, belated or otherwise.


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perrya 22 months ago Author

Totally disagree, too many women have come forward. You are just turning a blind eye.


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bradmasterOCcal 22 months ago from Orange County California

perrya

why is it your business to be judge and jury.


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perrya 22 months ago Author

Why do you think it is all a moot point?


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bradmasterOCcal 22 months ago from Orange County California

perrya

I never said moot.

I have asked in several ways why the court system is not the proper venue, rather than people who don't have any personal knowledge of the events feel compelled to act like vigilantes, and the traditional liquored up cowboys swinging a rope and getting down to a hanging.

My point is not whether he is guilty or liable, it is the criminal justice system is the proper venue.


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perrya 22 months ago Author

The only recourse after so many years is probably civil action like the one just filed. The LA DA did say it would look into some of the allegations. Sad to see such an icon end a career on this, but only he has himself to blame.


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bradmasterOCcal 22 months ago from Orange County California

perrya

Only murder cases don't have a statute of limitations, and thirty years is much too long to wait on making a case.

And any case the Gloria Allred is involved is a bad case, as she just wants to get into the limelight.

She is a media seeking attorney.

Thanks


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dianeknaus 21 months ago from Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Most of you are dancing around what all women know. If you are a good person you might really feel ashamed of what has been done to you while under drugs. The system has always been against women as real people and those that are not worth much. But, tell that to your mother and she wills set you straight real quick.

We have come a long way and shame lasts a long time especially if you are a victim. If these women had been young black or even white boys there would not be many questions I bet.

There has been much turmoil in learning these details we already have, and I bet you a dollar to a donut there will be more women telling the same type of stories for years.

When someone has been raped you don't forget it as much as you would like to.

Rape is a power trip for the rapist because he has control, that is probably why he drugged them in the first place. Face it, it's a fact, not all of them are lying, there is too much that keeps coming up week after week.


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perrya 21 months ago Author

Thanks for the comment and more have come out, when will it stop? how many did he "do"?


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dianeknaus 21 months ago from Anne Arundel County, Maryland

No one knows the answer to that, which I am sure you know.

I think this is the beginning of the end for him as a star in the U.S. In older English, he is tainted and he should be tarred and run outta town!


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perrya 21 months ago Author

Tar and feather!


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dianeknaus 21 months ago from Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Yeah, that sounds right.

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