No Laughing Matter: Inside the Bill Cosby Allegations

In the fall 2014, Bill Cosby was re-staking his claim as an A-list celebrity at the age of 77, he was staring right into the eyes of a career rejuvenation and 30 years after his NBC blockbuster series “The Cosby Show” the network was cooking up another Cosby sitcom, Netflix had plans to stream a comedy special and a 500 page biography was a New York Times bestseller.

Things were looking up until an avalanche of sexual assault allegations hit, with more than 50 women accusing Cosby of either rape, drug facilitated sexual assault, sexual battery, child sexual abuse, and/or sexual misconduct. However most of these alleged acts seem to fall outside of the statutes of limitations for criminal legal proceedings but many civil lawsuits have been brought agains Cosby.

On December 30, 2015, Cosby was charged with sexual assault in Pennsylvania and a warrant for his arrest was issued. He will remain free on $1 million bail until his trial.

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  • kiowhatta

    It doesn’t matter anymore when you’re a man charged with any crime of domestic violence, sexual assualt, or sex abuse, you are instantly tried in the court of public opinion and commercial media, regardless of the circumstances, weight of evidence or facts.
    The reality is there is a witch hunt on currently to persecute and prosecute as many men as possible regardless of their guilt or innocence because the female or feminist backlash and extreme political correctness atmosphere do not allow for any rational argument, weighing up of facts or root causes.
    In the case of violence against women, there is no recognition or attempt to try and deal with the causes at the root of the problem:- it is all about demonizing men as women beater’s and sexual deviants. there is NO room for debate or for the powers to be to sit down and rationally examine exactly what is causing the current ills that society faces.
    It’s far easier and with a lynch mob mentality to just pass judgement and punish those who are suspected.
    We have not progressed as a society from witch-hunts which is an indictment on the current powers to be. We still are bewitched and manipulated by outrage and fear, sensationalism and scape-goating. It makes me sick and pass judgement on today’s society as even more ignorant, lazy, apathetic and easily manipulated sheep of couch potato’s.

    • merino

      I am no couch poato and there’s no debate to have, This maniac had two lives, I use to like this ”man” and now that the truth as come out beyound a reasonnable doubt I hope it gets whats coming to him (he already lost a son) and the majority of the people felt very sorry for him, would you like to be rape…I guess not. So shut the fuck up and respect women !

    • DoverGuy

      My only question (two parts) for you is this: How do we impress upon others, those that are demonstrably mistaken in their perception and analysis of current affairs, to let go of their illusion inducing fear and to embrace a vision that delights in objectively confirming what is, in fact, really happening? And having found that solution, what would happen if we applied it to ourselves, honestly, fearlessly?

      • jbmazhar

        Incredibly well said.