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Bill Cosby is Guilty
Bill Cosby is a very funny man. An iconic performer who remains at the top of his game in comedy. He was like a father-figure to many who watched his 80's TV show. It is hard to believe that such a lovable, old man (he is now 77) could or would be guilty of raping wannabe stars who idolized him from the seventies through eighties. Many of us, me included, had never heard of the allegations before, at least, I do not recall them. For those who did, no doubt, they dismissed them as baseless claims to get money from a rich and famous star. That does happen.
Bill Cosby has been mum on the entire subject. He was mum back when the first were voiced and using his PR staff and attorney to do the talking. We are talking decades now this has been going on. Granted, he probably has stopped this behavior long ago, my guess is by the early 90s, if not, late 80s. The allegations are decades old, yet, they continue to ring by a chorus of women's voices, of which, only one, took him to court in 2004 or so and what did Cosby do?
He settled out of court.
He settled. A person who is 100% not guilty, with tons of money in legal staff, simply would not settle. The amount settled is undisclosed but why did he settle? Because on the plaintiff's side were at least 5-6 other women willing to testify of similar conduct that happened to them. The same modis operandi was used- pills to relax the victim and when she was unable to respond, he raped them. In all, 14 or so women have come forth all stating similar circumstances and in one case, she refused and then he attacked her but was able to escape.
If there was absolutely no truth to any of this, there would not be so many women alleging the same MO that Cosby used to sexually attack them. None of the women know one another and none have sought money. They simply want a very belated sense of justice done. Too many years have now passed for legal remedies, but in the court of public opinion, it has not. His new show was cancelled because even the networks felt there was some truth to them.
The 14 women are the smoking gun. Fans that state otherwise, are simply refusing to believe such disgusting behavior from their father-like figure. But history shows, such figures do commit such deeds on their daughters. No one wants this to be true because Cosby has been a great role model for many and of his status, yet, there are elements of truth. Seeds that must plant doubt about his innocence that one cannot just ignore.
Based on what we see of the victims, Cosby seemed to prefer non-black women when he was younger. He preferred those who were trying to "make it" in acting because of his already star status. Perhaps the date rape drug one slips into a drink, which is tasteless, was not available then, which is why he offered them relaxation pills. Perhaps, some of the women had got so drunk they passed out and Cosby pounced on them. That danger is always present in college parties.
But when Cosby recently told a reporter to check the facts, well, they all have. Just because he was not charged and convicted does not make him innocent, which he seems to be alluding to. Remaining silent is making him appear guilty, yet saying anything about the 14 women would be PR nightmare.
At his age, he could die at anytime. We all know it. His defense is just to remain silent because he is just too old to deal with the deeds of his younger days. He will take them to the grave.
But, Cosby is guilty.