Rape allegations mount against Bill Cosby #1

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  1. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    Well it looks like Bill Cosby made a stupid decision on his twitter account. He sort of "Streisand Effected" himself.

    http://us.cnn.com/2014/11/14/showbiz/tv/bill-cosby-rape-allegations/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

    Rape allegations haunt Bill Cosby in the digital age
    By Todd Leopold and Ben Brumfield, CNN
    updated 5:08 AM EST, Fri November 14, 2014

    ...The Tweet

    On Monday, the comedian -- or whomever was in charge of his social media -- put out a challenge with a jovial picture of Cosby in a cap: "Go ahead. Meme me! #cosbymeme."

    The Internet immediately reacted, but probably not in the way Cosby expected.

    "Claire, have you seen my ... nevermind, found my raping hat!" tweeted Trill Withers over the cap picture....


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    There's a lot more to this and I suggest reading the entire article before commenting.
     


  2. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I had never heard of these allegations until recently and was surprised about them. Awful.
     
  3. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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  4. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Bill Cosby's guest shot with Letterman canceled

    FRAZIER MOORE, AP
    2 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Cosby's upcoming appearance on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" has been canceled amid a growing uproar over allegations that he sexually assaulted several women in past decades.

    Cosby spokesman David Brokaw confirmed Friday night that Cosby would not appear next Wednesday as previously scheduled. He did not say why.

    "Late Show" representative Kimberly Izzo-Emmet said, "We can't comment on the guest booking process." She said Regis Philbin would be the replacement guest...

    http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/entertainment/20141115/US--TV-Cosby-Letterman/
     
  5. LietKynes

    LietKynes "What do you despise? By this you are truly known"

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    A little curious as to why this wasn't reported when it occurred.
    Neither defending nor accusing Mr. Cosby , but if he is innocent in this, is there any other reason why this is just coming out now ?

    If it truly happened... NO ONE is above the law. Just having money or being a celeb does not mean you can assault and/or mistreat others.
    :moo:
     
  6. Trident

    Trident Well-Known Member

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    Maybe Cosby is being targeted because he told young blacks to pull up their pants, and other inconvenient truths. I do not believe a word of it.
     
  7. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    It was reported back when the lawsuit happened. Did you read the article?
     
  8. ScarlettScarpetta

    ScarlettScarpetta When the going gets tough, drink coffee

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    An allegation doesn't make it true. I just am so tired of people accusing celebrities of things, those celebrities then being tainted but the accusation without it even coming to trial or formal charges.
    It is crappy IMO.
     
  9. tlcya

    tlcya Old and Tired Websleuth

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    I hope this is not true. I really enjoy and appreciate Bill as a performer and value his "inconvenient truths" as trident termed them. It would be a shame if this turned out to be true :(
     
  10. LietKynes

    LietKynes "What do you despise? By this you are truly known"

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    Briefly. Went back to it just now.
    It's too bad Barbara Bowman wasn't taken more seriously at the time.

    Very sad if any of this is true. Always thought Bill Cosby seemed to be more 'grounded' in his thinking, than some other celebs.
    :moo:
     
  11. Athena12

    Athena12 Well-Known Member

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    It was reported. I remember reading about it years ago.
     
  12. Masterj

    Masterj Active Member

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    IMO there are too many women who've made claims (for years) for this to be untrue.
     
  13. ScarlettScarpetta

    ScarlettScarpetta When the going gets tough, drink coffee

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    Again just because someone says something does not mean it is true. Autumn Jackson went to prison for trying to extort money from him. He has claimed he has had affairs, and that to me is between him and his wife, But rape? There has to be more to it than someone's say so for me to believe it. It is too easy now for women to say the word rape and ruin someone even if it is not true.

    I want women who have been assaulted to get real justice but to me that starts in Court not the papers.
     
  14. LietKynes

    LietKynes "What do you despise? By this you are truly known"

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    Just sad.
    Never met the man, but I still remember as a kid watching a 'toon called "Fat Albert" ; and B.Cosby would have a little bit to say at the end of each show.
    He (B.C.) just seemed more sensible in what he had to say ; especially to those of his ethnicity and culture.
    :moo:
     
  15. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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    From your link Steely:

    "In late October, comedian Hannibal Buress bluntly attacked what he perceived as Cosby's "smuggest old black man public persona" by saying, "Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches. 'I don't curse onstage.' Well, yeah, you're (a) rapist, so I'll take you saying lots of m*****f*****s on 'Bill Cosby: Himself' if you weren't a rapist."

    I wonder what the motivation was for this comedian to bring this up? I have never heard of Mr. Buress before, just wondering what prompted him to include the allegations in his routine.
     
  16. lonetraveler

    lonetraveler Crime Addict

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    I was thinking the very same thing. He has been called an "Uncle Tom" and a traitor to his race just because he speaks about young blacks being accountable for their own education and futures and to stop the pants hanging under their butts look and stop being thugs. He is not especially liked by some blacks just for this alone. He is being tried and sentenced on the media and has never been charged with the crime. I would have to see and hear more evidence than I have seen thus far.
     
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    more: http://www.people.com/article/bill-cosby-sexual-assault-allegations-tamara-green-andrea-constand
     
  19. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    When 14 women accuse him of the same thing it's more than just an allegation. It's 14 allegations.

    I would think the latest flak on Cosby. He also mentions what Cosby said about pull yourself up in his act. Is that what you want to hear?
     
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    Montjoy Inactive

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    Most women who are raped do not report it to the police, so there are no formal charges. I would submit that it would be even more daunting for a raped woman to press charges when the rapist is a beloved celebrity. And so (assuming that at least some of the many, many allegations are true) I do not fault these women, any more than other victims of rape, for declining to press charges, as much as I wish they would. They have my sympathies, and I wish more people would sympathize with them rather than Dr. Huxtable/the Cos.
     
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