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Bill Cosby won’t go away no matter how much you wish he would

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Bill Cosby has been accused of countless instances of rape, drugging and sexual assault at this point and seems to be thought no worse of by much of the public. He continues to tour and tell his bullshit rape “jokes”, he continues to walk free without being brought to trial, and he also continues to torture us by promising that his dirty old man ass anytime soon, no matter how much you wish he would.

You see, Bill is scheduled to perform in Louisiana tonight, and while he’s had to cancel a few of his other shows, this one will go on as normal, and he’s even issued a written statement confirming his intentions to keep his career going.

“Dear Fans: For 53 years you have given me your love, support, respect and trust. Thank you! I can’t wait to see your smiling faces and warm your hearts with a wonderful gift – LAUGHTER. I’m ready! I thank you, the theatre staff (Heymann Performing Arts Center), the event organizers and the Lafayette community for your continued support and coming to experience family, fun entertainment. Hey, hey, hey – I’m far from finished.” 

Is that a threat or a promise, Bill? I’m sure the theatre will be full of smiling, clapping, idiotic faces – because I’m sorry, you have to be an idiot (and that’s putting it kindly) to go out and enjoy a Bill Cosby comedy show at this point. There’s nothing funny about the things this man has done, sorry.

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Bill Cosby made a rape joke onstage and people loved it

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You would expect that someone who was the center of rather heated controversy involving serious sexual abuse, rape and drugging claims – especially if that someone claims that the accusations against him are absolute bullshit – would avoid associating himself with tasteless jokes about it, right? Wrong. So, so wrong. That’s right – Bill Cosby took the stage in Ontario, Canada on Thursday night in front of a sold out crowd, and during the show he apparently joked about drugging a woman in the audience. Classy!

Richard Warnica, who attended the show, live-tweeted the whole horrible thing. Here’s his words about the event in question:


Several people were kicked out of the venue and detained for filming the arrest of a man who was pulled out for shouting “You’re a rapist!” at Cosby. Mostly, though? People fucking loved it:


Wow. Don’t worry, everyone – rape culture is TOTALLY something made up in women’s heads and not a real, fucked up thing that’s happening EVERY SINGLE DAY. An accused rapist not only avoids prosecution, but MAKES A JOKE ABOUT RAPING WOMEN in front of a crowd full of people… and gets a standing ovation for it. Well done, shitty human beings.

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Phylicia Rashad says she was “misquoted”

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Today’s Side Eye once again goes to Phylicia Rashad, whose ignorance was on full display this week when she defended Bill Cosby by saying “forget those women” and claiming that there’s some organized effort to “dismantle” Bill’s legacy. Most of us were shocked that she could be so willfully ignorant, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. After all, Phylicia claims she was misquoted.

Unfortunately, her explanations don’t make her look any better. Here’s what she told ABC News:

“I am a woman. I would never say such a thing. I would never think such a thing,” she said. “My message is, what happens to a nation in which people knowingly and willfully disavow the tenets that describe the nation? … This is not about the women. This is about something else. This is about the obliteration of a legacy.”

Rashad would not speak about the women who have accused Cosby of rape, nor would she say discuss the things they said happened to them. But she did open up about the “kind” and “generous” man with whom she remains friendly.

“Speaking to the character of the man that I know, this has not been easy. This has not been easy at all but he’s not a coward,” she said. “I don’t know what he will do in that way but I know that he won’t be hiding. … He likes being around people too much and he respects people.”

I mean, look – like I said yesterday, I’m sympathetic to the fact that it must be incredibly difficult to believe that someone you have known for years would be capable of something so awful. But your inability to come to terms with it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, lady. And you DID say “forget those women”. Maybe it was without thinking – clearly it was without thinking – but obviously you’re more concerned with preserving your idea of Bill Cosby than you are about right and wrong.

That being said, I do agree with her about the innocent until proven guilty thing. I 150% think Bill Cosby is a serial rapist and sexual abuser of women, but I also couldn’t put him in jail for it without concrete evidence in a court of law. The problem here is that no one is going to try him, so basically he just “gets away with it”.

Video below, if you’re interested:

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Phylicia Rashad defends Bill Cosby: ‘Forget those women’

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Oh man, I think of all the Bill Cosby defenders, the one that hits me the hardest is this one. Phylicia Rashad, otherwise known as Clair Huxtable, thinks that the 20+ women accusing Bill of rape and sexual assault are all in some giant plot together to dismantle his legacy piece by piece. Why? She doesn’t know. Who’s behind it? Dunno that either. What’s the point? Shrug.

God help us all. Here’s what she said from Fox 411:

But knowing this she did say to me “I love him” about Bill Cosby. She stands defiantly behind him. She told me that in the years she’s known him, she has never seen the behavior alleged by the women who say they were drugged and raped, or sexually harassed.

“Forget these women,” Rashad said. “What you’re seeing is the destruction of a legacy. And I think it’s orchestrated. I don’t know why or who’s doing it, but it’s the legacy. And it’s a legacy that is so important to the culture.”

Rashad dismisses claims from both Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson. “Oh, please,” she said when their names came up. She also is quick to defend Camille Cosby. “This is a tough woman, a smart woman,” she told me. “She’s no pushover.” There is no question, Rashad said, that Camille Cosby has not been complicit or looked the other way as her husband terrorized women for the last 50 years.

She said, “Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV,” alluding to people other than the women. “And it’s worked. All his contracts have been cancelled.”

LOL, okay. God, the amount of delusion is unbelievable. Is Bill Cosby legally innocent until proven guilty? Sure. But if he’s never going to face an actual trial to prove his guilt or innocence, do we just brush off what he potentially did to these women?

Frankly, who in the hell would decide now, when Bill is old as dirt, to try to dismantle his career? Why not during The Cosby Show’s run? Why not when it mattered the most to him? No one has an answer for that. I know that a certain amount of denial is normal when you don’t want to believe something – especially when it’s about someone you know well (or thought you did) and worked with for so many years. This is not a personal attack on Bill Cosby, though, Phylicia – it’s Bill that did the attacking.

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Bill Cosby thinks rape accusers are just racists

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I’m not sure if I can even dignify this fuckery with any serious commentary, so let me just present this as it is: Bill Cosby claims that all the media covering the story about the ENDLESS amount of rapes and sexual assaults he’s been accused of are just racist and that it’s only black people who can truly see him for the innocent man he is and report the facts. Uh…

From Page Six:

Reached at his Massachusetts home, the star declined to address the rape and sex abuse allegations from an ever-growing list of women that now includes supermodel Beverly Johnson.

Instead, Cosby, 77, said that the African-American media — for which this reporter often writes — should be impartial.

“Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind,” Cosby said.

Cosby sounded upbeat on the phone, but said he couldn’t address the specific allegations.

He did, however, wax poetic when asked how his wife of more than a half-century, Camille Cosby, was holding up under the strain of the allegations.

“Love and the strength of womanhood,” he said. “Let me say it again, love and the strength of womanhood. And, you could reverse it, the strength of womanhood and love.”

Then Cosby cut off the conversation. “They don’t want me talking to the media,” he said.

I mean… REALLY? So… if you’re white you’re automatically going to want to crucify Bill Cosby for being a rapist because he’s black? And only black people can see that a fellow black man isn’t really guilty of the DOZENS of cases against him – including one BY A BLACK WOMAN? And let’s be clear here: Beverly Johnson is NOT Bill Cosby’s only black victim – she’s just the first black victim to come forward and speak out against him (and I’d recommend reading her op-ed in Vanity Fair on the subject as she goes into how race plays into this whole matter).

Frankly, there are Bill Cosby apologists of every race and background. People who are so attached to his Dr. Huxtable persona that they’re unable to see the ugly man behind the character. By using race when it’s convenient for him, Bill Cosby is trying to make the media afraid of reporting on this case lest they come off as “racist”. He knows what he’s doing here, believe me. (And lest we forget how many times Bill has looked down his nose at many of the same black people he’s calling to action now for being uneducated and basically the scum under his shoe.) But race has NOTHING to do with the horrendous acts he’s committed. White, black, any ethnicity – rape and sexual assault are disgusting crimes that should be persecuted and Bill Cosby deserves to lose absolutely every single showbiz thing he’s built.

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Bill Cosby victims want $100 million in damages

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After the news that one of Bill Cosby‘s alleged underage victims from the 1970s was suing the comedian, it’s now come to light that many of his other victims have come together to demand a $100 million fund be set up to settle their claims, or else they’re dragging his old ass to court with civil rights lawyer Gloria Aldred at their side.

From US Weekly:

The proposal to face the claims in court was made by Aldred at a press conference in Los Angeles where she was accompanied by three of Cosby’s alleged victims, two of whom had not spoken publicly before.

“It could be advantageous for Mr. Cosby to give up the statute of limitations because there is a huge cloud on his reputation,” Allred told reporters. “If Mr. Cosby believes all the women are being untruthful, then this is his opportunity to prove it.”

As an alternative to facing the women in court, she also suggested to Cosby that another course of action would be to set up a $100 million fund, and let a panel of retired judges “determine the merits of each claim” and award compensation.

One of the accusers, Beth Ferrier, identified as Jane Doe No. 5 in the 2005 lawsuit that Cosby settled with former accuser Andrea Constand, added her plea to Aldred’s.

“If Mr. Cosby would accept Gloria Allred’s proposal, I would be able to have my day in court. I want Mr. Cosby to face justice for what he has done to me and so many other women,” accuser Beth Ferrier, who claims the comedian drugged her coffee and sexually assaulted her thirty years ago.

I mean, $100 million is a small price to pay really for what he’s done – but let’s be clear, no price, no amount of money, will ever be enough. In terms of compensation, I would love if a lot of this money was put into programs that support victims of sexual assault and domestic violence as I think it could make a difference, but if these women want to put it in their own pockets, who are we to say anything after what they’ve been through at Cosby’s hands?

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Bill Cosby is being sued for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old

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Finally, one of Bill Cosby‘s alleged victims – and I say alleged not because I don’t believe that he’s guilty, but because legally a suspect is “innocent until proven guilty”, which is bullshit – has come forward and has pressed charges against him for abuse she experienced at Cosby’s hands in 1974… when she was only 15 years old.

Via The Associated Press:

Bill Cosby was sued Tuesday by a Southern California woman who claims the comedian molested her in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion around 1974 when she was 15 years old.

Judy Huth’s sexual battery lawsuit does not specify how much she is seeking from Cosby, who has in recent weeks faced renewed accusations that he drugged and sexually assaulted more than a dozen women for many years.

Huth’s lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, however, is the first time a woman has gone public claiming Cosby abused her when she was underage. A second woman told Pittsburgh television station KDKA last month that Cosby drugged her to the point of unconsciousness in the 1980s when she was 15.

Huth’s lawsuit states that she and a 16-year-old friend first met Cosby at a Los Angeles-area film shoot and the comedian gave the girls drinks a week later at a tennis club.

The lawsuit states that Cosby took them to the Playboy Mansion after several drinks, and told the teenagers to lie and say they were 19 years old if asked. Her lawsuit states Cosby forced her to perform a sex act on him with her hand.

Dear God. Again, here’s yet another victim coming forward – and the first example of the fact that age was no issue to this pervert. I’m sure more and more of these stories will continue to come out, but again, I don’t think anything will come of it. When you have people like Jill Scott coming out and saying shit like that people are trying to destroy this wonderful man’s legacy, that goes to show that people are brainwashed into thinking he’s incapable of being so disgusting.

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