MISTRIAL Bill Cosby -- Charged W/Aggravated Sexual Assault/Other Rape Allegations #5

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  1. margarita25

    margarita25 Well-Known Member

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    Which makes we wonder, If I was a Playboy Model and if any one of those slimeballs I mentioned above that roofied me was a rich celebrity, would people be blaming me too? The nerve!!

    I hope those guys that threw our keys in the ocean get theirs via karma. And Mr. Cosby too, if he's guilty, which I think is likely, imo.
     
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    I've probably mentioned this early on in these threads, I'm amazed at how many WS members have been roofied. Ive come across many such posts here over the years. And other women I know out there have been roofied as well. Maybe it's a silent epidemic that some people do not talk about....I wonder how many roofie rapists are running around out there...if it's anything like the RSO maps...point is, Bill Cosby's case imo, if he is found guilty, will be a victorious feeling and symbol for those people like myself who have experienced such things.

    Just because you are rich or famous does not mean you are a good person and everyone is out just trying to get your money based on lies.
     
  3. margarita25

    margarita25 Well-Known Member

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    I have taken responsibility for the times I've made poor decisions, and that's exactly what they were, poor decisions. But one doesn't expect to be roofied by someone you know, trust or admire, in a comfortable sething such as your own home or a friend's home. And no matter how vulnerable a position someone might unknowingly put themselves in, he/she does not "deserve" to be victimized. That perp knows exaaaactly what they're doing when they plan and conspire to uninvitingly force themselves upon someone physically, incapacitating them physically and mentally to consent. There is absolutely noooooooooo justification for this whatsoever, moo.
     
  4. margarita25

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    (Gah, sorry for the O/T, I messed up the quote of what that guy told me, (post #1017) - it meant to say "you shouldn't have dropped the charges while you had the chance, slut"...anyway, you get the idea...)

    Do you guys think deep down Camille knows?
     
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    :goodpost:
     
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    There was a recent case, where John somethingsomething, an MMA fighter, beat his exgirlfriend, an adult performer, almost to death. this was some nasty sh... --- I followed his trial and it was usprising to see how both media and followers were prompt to point out she was a porn-star. As if that mattered at all. Google Christine Mackinday --- she was to this day the BEST witness I have seen in a DV case. Respect.
     
  7. Momma2cam

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    Very well said. The victim blaming in our society as it relates to sexual assault and domestic violence is so disheartening.

    It reminds me of the Marshall project "An unbelievable story of rape." An 18 year old "Marie" reported a rape and was called a liar and ultimately charged for "lying." Years later a detective investigating a rape case in another state found a camera, which "Marie" reported stolen by her rapist. On the camera were photographs of "Marie" nude with a photo of her ID.

    It is no surprise many rapes go unreported for years or forever. Skimming this thread is further proof of that.

    https://www.themarshallproject.org/2016/04/18/the-marshall-project-wins-a-pulitzer-prize#.RZpY3QY1h

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  8. mickey2942

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    I remember 40 years ago, if you were raped, pretty much, if you reported it, there was a stigma of shame and what did you do to get raped...

    Our society hasn't changed much in the last 40 years. Welcome to the "rape culture".
     
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    Well? It's true. I'm not slamming women (I am one). But in my line of work I see it too often when women enable an abuser. They're thinking, "This is it, no more." But they continue to support them or take them back for a myriad of reasons. I see it on these threads even. Not the posters but the stories. Look at the recent Alexis Stubbs incident for example. Mom enables an abuser and he comes back home. Next thing we know twelve year old Alexis is dead from stab wounds.

    Anyway I'm ready for the pitchforks but I think Cosby relishes his power and control over women. Camille needs help and support in recognizing she's codependent and enabling Cosby. Just MOO.

    It's hard to help someone though who doesn't want it, I know that.

    By the way I do know men enable as well. I saw this in my own life recently. I was renting a townhome from this couple for four years. Now the woman got a little greedy. She's one of those people who want to impress people they don't like with money they don't have. But it's her house so it's her right. The husband was willing to sell to me for a reasonable price but she goaded him for two months until he gave in. She said, "But my dear friend promised me she can get me 30k over price and sell in two days!" He told me, "I really want to be reasonable here but in the end I have to make my wife happy."

    Long story short, I moved even more south and bought a place I love so it worked out. But for them? Their place has been on the market for almost a month and no bites.

    Anyway my grandpa would call those men "pussy whipped." Perhaps Camille is like this and doing everything to keep Cosby happy. We really have no idea whats lurking in the shadows.
     
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    Of course she does. But for whatever reason she continues to support and enable him. Not sure why. Fear? Money?

    I can empathize with her up to the point where he admitted it. She stopped being a victim when she heard the tape of him admitting that he drugs women and dozens of women told the same story and she continued to defend him. She probably knows which side of the bread is buttered. MOO.
     
  11. margarita25

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    (O/T, just wanted to say after posting yesterday about my experiences, I couldn't get them out of my mind all day and all night and was feeling really bummed. There's not even brain bleach in the world...it was good though to acknowledge this and hopefully this was a positive step towards purging it.)

    Back to the case at hand:

    Bill Cosby Accuser Andrea Constand Breaks Silence Following Mistrial
    http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity...onstand-breaks-silence-after-mistrial-w488840

    "Andrea Constand, the woman who went to trial accusing Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2004, is breaking her silence after a judge declared the case a mistrial*on Saturday, June 17. In a tweet posted on Tuesday, June 20, Constand expressed her gratitude for her supporters.

    “Thank you for the outpouring of love & kindness & support,” she tweeted. “I am eternally grateful for the messages I have received in recent days.”"
     
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    Cosby case shows need for stepped-up drug-rape investigations
    http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/...up-drug-rape-investigations-article-1.3262650

    "Despite jurors’ inability to reach a verdict, the Bill Cosby trial is a watershed moment. The testimony of Andrea Constand, who accused Cosby of drugging her and then forcing unwanted sexual contact, shone a much-needed light on the insidious and under-recognized crime of drug-facilitated sexual assault, or drug-rape."
    *more at link
     
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    Bill Cosby Could Testify at Second Trial, Lawyer Says
    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/bi...ould-testify-second-trial-lawyer-says-n774676

    "Bill Cosby's retrial is months away, but his legal team is already floating the possibility that he could take the stand the second time around.

    The 79-year-old comedian did not testify in his own defense at his first trial, which ended Saturday with a hung jury.

    But one of his attorneys, Angela Agrusa, said that might change.

    "We never ruled it out," she told NBC News. "He's a very charismatic and articulate person.""

    *more at link
     
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    Why the Bill Cosby Mistrial Isn't a Bad Thing
    America's Dad might still be free for the moment, but a deadlocked jury means that some people are finally believing women
    http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/why-the-bill-cosby-mistrial-isnt-a-bad-thing-w488816

    "But it's possible to be hopeful that in the Cosby trial, a hung jury is a good sign. It means there were people on that jury who believe Andrea Constand, and they believe her so strongly that they will not change their minds. It means there were enough people on that jury have doubt in the infallibility of America's Dad. If nothing else, this trial wedged open a national conversation about the smoke and mirrors of celebrity, about the stark disparity between a public icon and a private monster."
     
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    Bill Cosby Mistrial Reflects Broader Cultural Conflict
    http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/bill-cosby-mistrial-cultural-conflict-1202471490/

    "The promise by Montgomery County district attorney Kevin Steele that the case will be retried within a year did not dissuade Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt from raising a fist on the courthouse steps to announce: “Mr. Cosby’s power is back.”

    The issue of power is indeed at the heart of the sexual-assault allegations brought by Andrea Constand over the 2004 incident at Cosby’s suburban Philadelphia mansion. A jury of seven men and five women was asked to determine if Cosby used his power — aided by drugs that he admitted giving Constand — to have a sexual encounter with her without her consent. Based on the questions the jury asked of the judge during 52 hours of deliberations, it appears that one of the issues that led to the deadlock among jurors was the question of consent."

    *more at link
     
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    "“It’s not an acquittal,”*Tamara Green, a retired California attorney who*first came forward with allegations*against Cosby in 2005, told PEOPLE. She added: “I have faith in the jury system of the United States.”

    Another one of Cosby’s alleged victims, Kristina Ruehli, told PEOPLE that jury members’ personal opinions may have influenced the outcome.

    “This has been a particularly difficult case in it’s factual pattern,” she said. “I think with a jury, perhaps some may have judged Andrea by what they would have done in her place — perplexing to some — rather than that in fact a non-consensual sexual assault did occur.”"

    Andrea Constand Speaks Out After Judge Declares Mistrial in Bill Cosby Sexual Assault*Case
    http://people.com/crime/andrea-constand-mistrial-bill-cosby-sexual-assault-tweet/
     
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    Cosby alternate juror speaks out: I 'probably' would have voted to convict
    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...out-probably-would-have-voted-to-convict.html

    "An alternate juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case said Monday he "probably" would have voted to convict and was "ridiculously sick" when he found out the main jury couldn't reach a verdict."

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    "As an alternate, Mike McCloskey heard all the testimony but didn't participate in deliberations.

    He told Pittsburgh radio station WDVE that jurors did not discuss the case on the bus ride after the trial, maintaining "complete silence." The trial took place outside Philadelphia, but the jury came from the Pittsburgh area.

    "It was the craziest, eeriest bus ride I've ever taken," said McCloskey, 43."
     
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    Lena Dunham Sends Message of Support to Survivors of Sexual Assault After Bill Cosby*Mistrial
    http://people.com/celebrity/lena-dunham-sexual-assault-bill-cosby-mistrial/

    "“Bill Cosby’s trial is about much more than Bill Cosby,” Dunham, 31, wrote in a series of tweets. “When women see justice served, their own fear & trauma are eased. When they don’t, survivors of sexual assault have to watch every day as the legal system calls them liars and denies their truth. It is an unimaginable grind.”

    “My heart is with every survivor reliving the erasure of their own experience today,” she continued. “I see you. I love you. P.S. It’s okay to check out of the news and honor yourself today. Do whatever you need to feel whole.""
     
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    "Dunham wasn’t the only one speaking out. The*National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s chief public affairs officer Kristen Houser said in a statement that “the proceedings in the Cosby trial demonstrate the widespread challenges encountered by victims of sexual assault and prosecutors in the county” — explaining that” the high standard of evidence required for criminal convictions is one reason why the criminal justice system cannot be the only avenue for sexual assault survivors to seek justice.”

    “It remains important for victims to be given the opportunity to tell their stories and for individuals and organizations to better respond to sexual violence and create safer environments,” Houser said. “What we do and say about the issue of sexual violence matters. By increasing understanding of the issue, we can more effectively respond to survivors, enhance community safety, and ultimately prevent sexual violence.”"

    http://people.com/celebrity/lena-dunham-sexual-assault-bill-cosby-mistrial/
     
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