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Rape allegations mount against Bill Cosby #3

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  1. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    Another day, another Doe.


    Jennifer K. "Kaya" Thompson, the onetime Jane Doe No. 2, is coming forward to back those women and 35 others who've made claims against the comedian.

    "It's come to my understanding that there's greater credibility for my testimony with a full name and an image," Thompson, 44, who formerly went public only as "Jena T.," tells PEOPLE exclusively.

    http://www.people.com/article/bill-cosby-jane-doe-reveals-name-jennifer-thompson

    Jewel Allison writes:
    'Rape Trumps Race': Is Bill Cosby's Image Tarnished in Black History?
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jewel...age-tarnished-in-black-history_b_6801154.html

     


  2. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    Bill Cosby sexually assaulted me. I didn’t tell because I didn’t want to let black America down.
    I let race trump rape.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/poste...cause-i-didnt-want-to-let-black-america-down/
     
  3. Trino

    Trino Well-Known Member

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    Just chiming in to say I genuinely feel empathy for Camille and wonder what I would do in such a situation. There hasn't been publicity since she stood by her man, but I wonder how she can live with this.
     
  4. IzzyBlanche

    IzzyBlanche Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinking about this topic since you posted this, and after much thought I have to say I don't feel much empathy for her. She's an educated, intelligent woman, and the sheer number of Jane Does (with nothing to gain) who were willing to testify in the Andrea Constand lawsuit should have clued her in back then, if she had no suspicions up to that point, that there was something wrong with her husband.

    It seems to me, then, that her difficult choice arose back then, and she chose to stay with him and live with it. So she's probably just fine. Whatever allowed her to stay with him then became second nature to her long ago.

    IMO of course.
     
  5. newone

    newone 2nd mouse gets the cheese

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    and his kids......what must they be thinking/feeling?
     
  6. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    I think his wife might possibly have had reasons to suspect something even long before Constand and the Does as some of the women said they were attacked in Cosby's home and even met Camille at some point, and managed to justify it somehow in her mind long ago.

    Some women dissociate themselves mentally from the no-gooder husband and end up living largely separate lives even though still technically married. They are certainly wealthy enough to manage that in all of their mansions I think.

    Then again this kind of public disgrace might sometimes be the saving of the marriage for some people and actually bring them closer together, in an us-against-the-world manner, or at least give them the illusion of closeness. Once the tide has turned, everyone has wised up, there is no one to rape anymore (I sincerely hope anyway) and a big part of the fawning world has turned its back on the legend it might be the long-suffering good wife he's turning to for comfort, reassurance and ego boosting. A stream of extravagant apologies, lavish gifts, I love yous and promises might go some way to placate the spouse and make her think things are going to change for the better finally (even if the abuser is still an abuser deep in his heart).

    I would be very surprised if we'll ever find out how it goes with them, she doesn't seem the type to pour her heart out on Dr. Phil.
     
  7. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I haven't watched this yet (I'm at work)......


    Bill Cosby releases bizarre 10-second video to promote comedy shows as he says: 'I'm far from finished'

    In the short clip, the beleaguered comedian speaks on the phone to someone about his stand-up show, saying: 'You know I'll be hilarious'

    He also released a statement saying: 'Hey, hey, hey, I'm far from finished'

    More than 30 women have now accused Cosby of unwanted sexual advances but he has denied any wrongdoing

    He continues to tour the U.S. but some of his shows have been canceled or have been met with protests from women's groups


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-shows-says-m-far-finished.html#ixzz3TuLm2y4D
     
  8. Slebby

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    I wish the media would quit saying BC has "denied any wrongdoing". As far as I know he hasn't denied anything, he's just not talking (other than a vague reference to. "Innuendos" early on in the current scandal)

    IMHO


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  9. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    I find it absolutely despicable of BC, to assure parents he would protect their daughters, when it was in fact from BC they needed protection.

    I wish CC would open her eyes and face the truth about BC.

    IMHO



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  11. Catmammy

    Catmammy Opinionated and Owning It

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    Looking at that 10 second video of Bill Cosby talking into an old phone - which doesn't appear to be plugged into anything - to nobody and touting how "You know I'll be hilarious" - it is finally obvious to me that he has lost his rabidass mind.
     
  12. IzzyBlanche

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    I came to that conclusion when I watched a clip on youtube of him on Jimmy Fallon's show. He was making absolutely no sense whatsoever. Even Fallon looked baffled at a few points.
     
  13. Slebby

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    Maybe this is just the way my suspicious mind works, but it would be awfully convenient for BC to suddenly start showing signs of dementia. Who's going to press a sad sick old man about crimes he committed over many decades if he now shows signs he's losing his faculties? Could be a clever way to shut down the discussions.

    Imo


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  14. IzzyBlanche

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    Yes but--it seems to me he can't both claim dementia and continue performing the shows that haven't been cancelled.
     
  15. Redbird

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    He was showing signs of dementia before this recent exposure of his alleged crimes, so I think the senile dementia is real.
     
  16. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    For assuring people that he's hilarious, making a funny video would have worked better. That's just a random old man talking randomly to a dead phone and not a joke in sight unless you count Cosby as a joke.

    But demented or not, I think he's likely to remember the highlights of his life longer and won't be forgetting all the rapes any time soon.
     
  17. wendiesan

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    So, now we have a fair idea that Cosby may not have consulted the A list of Hollywood PR spinners who specialize in repairing reputations and the public personas of politicians, actors, high profile businessmen and others who want the public to see them in a positive light.


    all quotes from https://celebrity.yahoo.com/blogs/c...h-bill-cosby-s-message-to-fans-000652286.html

    As far as I'm concerned, BC looked as though he was begging people to come to his show, to laugh with him rather than at him, and exposing himself as someone who, in other circumstances, might be simply seen as making an overdue farewell tour. Under these circumstances, it seems like more of a game that he's playing with the alleged victims of his alleged assaults. Far from finished, the comeback tour, is not the license to print money that I'm sure BC and his team thought it would be.
     
  18. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    If he thinks that video was filled with laughter he may be interpreting the word hilarious differently from the rest of the world as well. Wonderful? He lists the time and place for his next show and it's wonderful? Perhaps he is demented after all and it's wonderful because he managed to remember them correctly.

    http://www.sheknows.com/entertainme...-first-video-message-to-fans-amid-allegations
     
  19. wendiesan

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    FWIW, Nikki Giovanni, a Civil Rights activist, poet, and TV personality, gave a speech at a Miami Dade College book fair in 2007. While the focus of her speech was about BC's attack on the poor black segment of the black community (his book Come On People: On the Path from Victims to Victors in particular), she clearly tossed a gauntlet in Cosby's face. His hypocrisy was never in doubt, as the comments attest.

    "Will somebody please hospitalize Bill Cosby?"
    at 0:23 on the tape.

    http://thegrio.com/2014/11/20/nikki-giovanni-bill-cosby/
     
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    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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