Rape allegations mount against Bill Cosby #3

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  1. Coldpizza

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  3. 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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    Thanks, Donjeta, bringing over your link from last thread -
    If that is his standard PR pitch for his acts, then maybe he/PR people need to re-think what they are trying to convey, jmo. I mean do comedians normally invoke "God" and proclaim themselves "masters", Idk?
     
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    From your link Bird:

    Prior to the cancellation of the shows the theatre’s owner, Bill Blumenreich, told the Boston Herald he had tightened security inside and outside the venue. Seven of nine planned shows had already been cancelled, by agreement with Cosby.

    “I’m stuck in the middle of this,” Blumenreich said. “I tried to cancel all the shows, but I had a contract with the guy and, for these two shows, he’s holding me to the contract.”

    “I can’t wait for Sunday to be over,” he added. “I’m done with it.”
     
  8. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    Isn't he Mr. Nice Guy.
     
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    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/02/08/cosby/ILCF6cNJ4a8YP85VD2t1EM/story.html

    Bill Cosby, human rights activist. I think the spokesperson is laying it a bit thick.
     
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    New accuser emerges as Cosby cancels shows in Boston

    Associated Press
    By TRACEE M. HERBAUGH 1 hour ago
    http://news.yahoo.com/protesters-threaten-rally-outside-cosby-show-boston-142106917.html

    BC is just having a bad day, he had to cancel his show due to the weather and another alleged survivor/victim is speaking out. Izzy, you're too funny and I don't think the s***storm is going to end anytime soon, it may just turn into s***mageddon! hey hey hey, right BC?

    Jmo
     
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    I think it has been difficult for folks like Blumenreich, who have to honor contracts with BC while the public clamors for cancellation. Not a good position to be in. BC will have a tough time performing ever again, imo.


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    FWIW. BC occupied a position of leadership in many areas of his life: as a television performer, a mentor, a stage performer, a public speaker, a philanthropist, a fund rasier, a benefactor of visual artists, an educator, and, as has been mentioned in various posts, BC was a father figure in the larger community. The allegations imply that he was using his positions in ways that allowed him to be seen as performing a service in a positive way to deflect any attention from his less than stellar personal adventures. The allegations, and the eye witness accounts of BC's womanizing, belittling of younger men, rages towards staff, have painted, IMO, a negative portrait of a complex man. In that light, I found this article by Bishop Joseph G. Mattera regarding abusive leadership to be very interesting. While Mattera, as would be expected from a bishop, relates these characteristics to a religious context, I think they are valid in a secular context as well.

    Mattera lists 12 characteristics of abusive leadership, each followed by a short description. For example:

    http://www.charismamag.com/life/relationships/21948-bill-cosby-and-12-signs-of-abusive-leadership
     
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    Hey hey hey! Thanks for the new thread!
     
  15. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    FWIW, an anonymous source reports ,

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertai...million-apartment-manhattan-article-1.2107711

    http://www.clarionledger.com/story/...jackson-show-postponed-new-date-yet/23121161/

    The dangers of snowstorms no doubt...
     
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    Re: statue mentioned at the end of the article.

    Good Lord.
    Well, BC is a public figure, so don't think the artist will be in a copyright suit regarding unauthorized use of BC's image.
    It sounds like a potentially devastating comment on BC's psychological state, and very relevant to his alleged activities, and is pretty sure to stir up controversy.
     
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    Maybe Mrs. Cosby is turfing the bum??


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    Slightly off topic, but I thought it was quite appropriate that President Obama spoke out against violence and rape against women at the Grammy's. Not only do some of the entertainers/musicians/actors need to hear that, but most importantly children/young adults need to understand. It's important for survivors/victims that men speak out, in this case comedians like Judd Apatow, Jay Leno, Bill Maher, Larry Wilmore, Howard Stern and other comedians. It's also just as important because like Pres. Obama said musicians [and entertainers/actors] are in a position of power and have the power to be good role models to young men. It's nice that men have been speaking up as a counter-voice to the entertainers that exploit, rape and talk about women like they're chattel. Jmo, sorry for the O/T/ Kudos to those guys though.
     
  19. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyl...ll-refunded/sVGzVDrwEkAVvuoW6RPinL/story.html

    http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/thea...Hall-canceled-Pittsburgh/stories/201502100162
     
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    The statue...the artist is 15?

    http://news.artnet.com/in-brief/teen-artist-rodman-edwards-creates-creepy-sculpture-of-bill-cosby-naked-for-tv-hall-of-fame-247694
     
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    http://wkbn.com/2015/02/10/cosbys-packard-music-hall-appearance-postponed/

     
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