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Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

“I remember a lot of pain”: Janice Dickinson accuses Bill Cosby of raping her

The model told "Entertainment Tonight" that her publisher pressured her to leave the 1982 rape out of her memoir

http://www.salon.com/2014/11/19/i_remember_a_lot_of_pain_janice_dickinso...

 

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Still not as much of a low life than a Conservative.

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Alan you might to want to reconsider this inappropriate comment.

alan smithee wrote:

Still not as much of a low life than a Conservative.

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

I figured that would bother you.

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Ex-prosecutor wanted to charge Bill Cosby but lacked evidence

Bruce Castor also told CNN that he believed Cosby -- a beloved figure who, with his wit and boyish smile, has charmed audiences as a family-friendly stand-up comic, the voice of Fat Albert, the host of "Picture Pages" and the star of a wildly popular eponymous sitcom -- lied to authorities.

In January 2004, Andrea Constand, then a 31-year-old staffer for the women's basketball team at Temple University, Cosby's alma mater, was at the comedian's Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, home when Cosby provided her medication that made her dizzy, she alleged the following year.

She later woke up to find her bra undone and her clothes in disarray, she further alleged to police in her home province of Ontario in January 2005.

 Janice Dickinson accuses Cosby of rape Former actress: Cosby a 'serial rapist' Cosby avoids question on rape allegations The Bill Cosby abuse allegations timeline

Cosby's attorney in the case, Walter M. Phillips Jr., called the allegations "utterly preposterous" and "plainly bizarre" at the time, yet in a civil filing, Constand's lawyers said they had found 13 "Jane Does" with similar stories. Cosby settled the civil suit in 2006.

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but when journalist and publicist Joan Tarshis came forward with another similar story this weekend, Cosby attorney John Schmitt denied her claim and others', labeling them "decade-old, discredited allegations." Schmitt later amended that statement to say he wasn't referring to Constand, who resolved her differences "to the mutual satisfaction of Mr. Cosby and Ms. Constand years ago."

'I couldn't check her blood'

Castor, who was the district attorney for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, when Constand came forward in 2005, now tells CNN he thought Constand was credible, and he thought Cosby was evasive in his interview with prosecutors. Castor, whose assistants interviewed Cosby, said he felt the comedian was setting up a defense that Constand was at his house on her own volition and that anything occurring between them was consensual.

"Back then, the desire on our part to move forward was pretty strong," he said. "The problem with the case was she waited a year until she told police about it."

This left Castor no way to corroborate Constand's allegations, he said. He couldn't check her blood, urine, hair or fingernails for traces of drugs, he couldn't obtain hair or fiber for analysis, and he couldn't obtain a warrant to search Cosby's home for evidence.


http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/19/showbiz/bill-cosby-rape-allegation-prosecu...

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Bill Cosby faces a growing storm of sexual assault allegations

Veteran comedian and beloved television dad Bill Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by 15 women, allegations that date back 45 years.

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2014/11/19/bill_cosby_faces_a_growi...

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NBC drops new Bill Cosby sitcom as Netflix postpones comedy special, TV Land pulls reruns amid sexual assault allegations

The planned NBC show was due to launch in 2015 and was supposed to mark the comedian’s return to the network. TV Land has also pulled 'Cosby Show' reruns from its schedule. Three women, including former supermodel Janice Dickinson, claimed the entertainer drugged and raped them between 1969 and 1985. A fourth woman posted on Facebook that she too was assaulted, but deleted the accusation hours later.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/netflix-postpones-bill-cosby...

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Too bad.

Cosby performs at women’s group benefit in Bahamas

Prominent Bahamians at the service organization fundraiser Thursday night said the 77-year-old entertainer was innocent until proved guilty of sexual assault accusations

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2014/11/21/cosby_performs_at_womens...

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“44 years later it makes me feel shameful”: Horrific new revelations as Cosby accusers speak out

In extensive new report, Cosby accusers detail decades-long damage

http://www.salon.com/2014/11/23/44_years_later_it_makes_me_feel_shameful...

abnormal

And now we have this:

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Cosby insider speaks out: 'Fixer who once paid off women, wrangled a harem of models and helped beloved star fool the world' comes forward

  • Former NBC employee Frank Scotti, 90, worked for Bill Cosby during the 1984-1992 run of the Cosby Show 
  • He claims Cosby funneled thousands of dollars to women during that time, like Shawn Thompson, whose daughter claimed to be Cosby's child
  • Scotti says Cosby had an agency bring a rotating line-up of young models to his dressing room -- some as young as 16
  • The NBC veteran says he finally walked away from the star because he felt sorry 'for the girls' 

Yeah -it's the Daily Mail but ...

">http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2846213/Cosby-insider-speaks-Fix...

abnormal

BTW, as we all know, if the allegations against Cosby are lies, he could sue them.  Will that happen?  Probably not since:

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If Cosby sued, it would open him up to accusers’ counterclaims against him. He’d be subjected to depositions and required to give sworn testimony about the allegations in the counterclaimants’ efforts to discredit his lawsuit. Cosby's actions would become an open book. Evidence could be subpoenaed, and witnesses such as police officers, agents, hotel staff and others could be required to testify. The allegations would be disputed in open court for all to see. Cosby would get his day in court—and so would his accusers.

Instead of asking why they took so long to come forward and claiming that their stories must be bogus, Cosby could sue them for lying, and then we’d probably get to see more clearly what happened in all those alleged incidents. That’s what he should do.

Right now I’m betting he won't.

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/11/why_cosby_won_t_sue_his_...

 

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bekayne

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/6d90b1f473f147ed9f0048f9e9ac2287/apnewsbr...

Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he got Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and he admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman and "other people," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

The AP had gone to court to compel the release of the documents; Cosby's lawyers had objected on the grounds that it would embarrass their client.

The 77-year-old comedian was testifying under oath in a lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee. He testified he gave her three half-pills of Benadryl.

 

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Does not look good

abnormal

Latest reports have his wife saying that "they consented".

Brachina

 I read on a voice for men that some people used to take Qaluudes to enhance they're orgasm, I wonder if Bill Cosby took any himself. I don't know if Bill sexually assaulted anyone, or not, although its not looking good for him, but at this point its a safe bet he's a stoner, which makes his antidrugs messaging hypocritical.

 I don't know why people rely on booze and party drugs to enhance sex, the brain is the only dealer you need, aside from medical issues.

Jacob Two-Two

Well, there's your brain... and then there's your brain on drugs. Which tastes better, a raw egg or a fried one? ;)

abnormal

Definitely doesn't look good for Cosby

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Joseph C. Phillips played Lt. Martin Kendall on “The Cosby Show” from 1985 until 1991. As he says in a new blog post, “I love Bill Cosby!”

And then he says he thinks he’s guilty.

His opinion turns recently when, he says, a fellow actor told him her Cosby story.

Here are three shocking anecdotes from his post:

etc ...

http://www.salon.com/2015/07/15/of_course_bill_cosby_is_guilty_three_sho...

In fairness, Salon is pretty much a gossip site so take it for what it's worth.

lagatta

There is a difference between using booze, illegal or prescription drugs to secure or bypass consent and enjoying a couple of glasses of wine or a joint with a person you are interested in.

And my brain doesn't really get into gear before the first shot of espresso, early in the morning.

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Quaaludes? I thought those were discontinued in the 70's?

In any case,the man is guilty but thanks to the statute of limitations he'll walk away. What will be left of his career and reputation is another story.

Slumberjack

Jacob Two-Two wrote:
Well, there's your brain... and then there's your brain on drugs. Which tastes better, a raw egg or a fried one? ;)

It depends.  Fried egg doesn't sound all that appealing if we're talking about meringue.

Slumberjack

alan smithee wrote:
 What will be left of his career and reputation is another story.

Both are shot through I would think.  We would also have to assume that perhaps some of his co-stars from the Cosby Show who were previously receiving royalties from now cancelled syndication deals are consulting their own lawyers.

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

Brachina wrote:

 

 I don't know why people rely on booze and party drugs to enhance sex, the brain is the only dealer you need, aside from medical issues.

I'll tell you by experience.Alcohol dulls,delays and/or prevents orgasm or even erection for males.There are quite a few drugs,including quaaludes,that really do enhance sex.

abnormal

alan smithee wrote:
In any case,the man is guilty but thanks to the statute of limitations he'll walk away.

Not completely clear.  At least one of the women is arguing that the statute should start running from the date that she realized that her problems resulted from his actions.

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

Pondering

More recently, there were a series of court documents that were unsealed and revealed a dark side to the Cos.  Rather than spending his time bouncing kids on his knee and eating Jell-O brand pudding, this Bill was involved in illegal drugs and illicit sex, fornication, and perhaps more.

I’ve done a lot of thinking over these weeks.  The good Bill has done over the years is real and enduring.  I am not prepared to simply dismiss his brilliance, his wisdom, or his legacy.  You see, all of that is a part of who I am as a man – as a Black man.  I am not going to toss all of that away, at least not yet. It seems to me that one should be able to look with sober eyes and yet hold on to those elements of substance that are both true and comforting.

Read more at http://josephcphillips.com/2015/07/of-course-bill-cosby-is-guilty/

That is the truth that people refuse to believe and that makes it so difficult to believe women who have been abused. Great guys that everyone loves sexually abuse women and children. Most of them aren't monsters. They walk amongst us, sit in our classrooms, work with us, treat us for illnesses, marry us. The only way to be sure you won't be raped is to never be alone with a man. The only way to avoid coming into contact with rapists is to stay away from men, practically impossible to do if you leave your home. I don't definitely come into contact with bank robbers when I take public transportation. I definitely come into contact with rapists every time I take public transit or go to a grocery store.

Mary Koss’ much-discussed 1987 study of rape prevalence is famous mostly for its fidning that 1 in 8 college women have been victims of rape at some point in their lives. What’s not as well known is that the same study also surveyed thousands of college men, asking them about if they had ever forced a woman to have sex against her will. About 4.5% reported that they had.

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If you take every doctor and nurse in the United States; and you added them to every librarian, every cashier, every cop, every postal clerk, and every bank teller in the whole country; you still wouldn’t have as many people as the number of rapists in the United States.

(Think of that a second – think of how often, in your daily life, you’ve seen cops and cashiers and all those other folks. Odds are, you’ve run into rapists more often than that).

To paraphrase Tim Wise: In short, “only” 4.5% of the male population is a lot of people, so that even by the most optimistic assessment of how many men are rapists, there are literally millions out there who not only would but have raped a woman. When combined with those who are less vicious – those who haven’t raped, but would be willing to in the right circumstances, and those who would make excuses for why other men rape, it becomes clear just how real a widespread a problem rape and rape-supportive attitudes are among men today.

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Imagine that one out of 25 men have at some point in their lives attacked and tortured an Oregonian. You don’t know which ones had done it – you just know it’s about one in 25. And they had done it simply because they had wanted to, and they consider people from Oregon to be just that worthless.

Now imagine you were born in Oregon.

How safe would you feel in your daily life? What would it do to your feeling of security and safety, knowing that “only” one out of 25 of the men you stand in line with at the bank, the male cashiers you meet at the grocery, the male cops patrolling the streets, the male students you take classes with and the male professors you learn from, and your male co-workers at the office, has attacked someone like you, because they were like you?

This is in the comments section:

Posted by bones

“Have you ever had sexual intercourse with a woman when she didn’t want to because you used some degree of physical force (twisting her arm, holding her down, etc.)?”

It seems to me that they way this question is phrased, it doesn’t exclude coercive intercourse with a girlfriend (or spouse!).

It would seem to me that to get a meaningful ratio of rape victims, one would need to put “holding down your reluctant girlfriend” into a different category than “rape of/by someone that you don’t have an ongoing sexual relationship with”.

Many rapists don't even think they are rapists. A more recent study cites 6% of men.

 A study published in 2002 by David Lisak and Paul Miller, for which they interviewed college men about their sexual histories, found that only about 6 percent of the men surveyed had attempted or successfully raped someone. While some of them only tried once, most of the rapists were repeat offenders, with each committing an average of 5.8 rapes apiece. 

"Only" 6%.

Campus sexual assault has received less attention from researchers outside the U.S.. Studies that have examined sexual assault experiences among college students in western countries other than the U.S. have found results similar to those found by American researchers. A 1993 study of a nationally representative sample of Canadian College students found that 28% of women had experienced some form of sexual assault in the preceding year, and 45% of women had experienced some form of sexual assault since entering college.[16] A 1991 study of 347 undergraduates in New Zealand found that 25.3% had experienced rape or attempted rape, and 51.6% had experienced some form of sexual victimization.[17] A 2014 study of students in Great Britain found that 25% of women had experienced some type of sexual assault while attending university and 7% of women had experienced rape or attempted rape as college students.[18]

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Acquaintance rape is the most common form of rape. In the U.S., 78% of all sexual assaults are committed by acquaintances.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campus_sexual_assault#Koss_Study_.281985.29

 

Guaranteed multiple men who have posted on this message board are rapists and are otherwise perfectly nice people.

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Finally!

Bill Cosby guilty: What's next for the disgraced comedian

http://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/bill-cosby-guilty-what-s-next-for-the...

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Bill Cosby confined to home, fitted with ankle bracelet until sentencing

Disgraced comedian, 80, can only leave Philadelphia house to meet lawyers or see a doctor

http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/cosby-ankle-bracelet-1.4640118