I’m sorry ( actually, I’m NOT) but I believe the alleged reports against Bill Cosby. Just because he has had a great national reputation in the past touting pudding and jello and being the best dad ever on The Cosby Show means nothing to me. Nothing.
He really did seem too good to be true. He is (was?) best friends with Oprah (of course) and if anyone get’s Oprah’s stamp of approval, they automatically get mine. Not this time. Basically, I support each and every woman who has stood up and said (allegedly) that Bill Cosby has touched them/raped them/treated them inappropriately.
Why do I feel this way? I don’t know, call it a gut feeling. There are a lot of women accusing him, this does not seem like some really bad publicity stunt or a class action suit for money. The stories are similar and they all involve what is now called the “date rape” drug. I’m sure whatever happened, Bill Cosby and his team of lawyers will define it as “Sex Addiction” which only really rich people with even richer lawyers can afford. Maybe in a few years after rehab people will forget about it. I hope not. Not me. Not a lot of people I’m sure.
You know what this feels like? The O. J. Simpson trial. I knew it reminded me of something. That same bitter feeling, the same green bile rising up in my throat. When the jury all said he was “Not Guilty” to all the disgusting offenses, planning to kill his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend, Ron Goldman. I remember watching the television and bursting into tears. Sometimes money can buy anything.
Maybe Bill Cosby can hire the same or similar team of lawyers. second generation creeps. It’s possible that he will be tried and found not guilty. But, just as many of us felt that OJ did do the crime, (and later confessed in some unofficial way) we will be looking at Bill Cosby, not as an educator or a role model anymore. We will no longer think of his wonderful show in the same light.
We will remember BIll Cosby, the rapist. The man who preached a good family life and behaved like an animal, in my opinion. I understand people are complex and they have many, many sides, some bad, some good. Yes, we should all be more forgiving and understanding. But, this? Sorry, I can’t forgive any man who rapes women, raped her with a trick by using a drug in their cocktail. If Oprah stands up for him, I will lose all respect for her too.
Hey, Oprah, we’re waiting for your opinion.
Just remember how much integrity is important to you. Also, I cannot in any way take credit for the following quote and I do wish I knew the author’s name to give him/her credit but I read somewhere a very simple and powerful quote: “IF THIS HAPPENED TO YOUR DAUGHTER, HOW MUCH MORE PROOF WOULD YOU NEED?” If you wrote this, I would LOVE to give you credit.
Whoever wrote that: Bravo.
I am so mad on behalf of all these women I could spit. How dare you (any one) not believe them or not at least interrogate Bill Cosby? If Bill Cosby was not a celebrity but an unknown man living in a poor section of Queens, would this be handled the same way? It is 2014 “STAND BY YOUR MAN” was written a long time ago, Really, Camille? Is this what you want? Power is independence, not dependence.
Think about it.
What happened to a person is innocent until proven guilty? It seems that Bill has been found guilty without a trial.. I would be the first one to say that any man who rapes should have his Dick cut off.
He hasn’t been found guilty you idiot because its not a criminal case which is unfortunate for many victims. He is being sued in a civil court so finally we can see the liar tell it like it and not hide under his clean cut image which has been phoney all these years..
Why am I never surprised? I think it’s because deep down there’s that “something not quite right” feeling about someone, but you can’t put your finger on it. Seems there’s more to this than just a feeling. Mm. Never liked Crosby for that very reason. Idk Could just be coincidence too, I suppose.
Apparently, shame runs through poor families, as well as the rich. Shame is so deeply embedded in some Mothers, that they will not accept the truth from their daughters and choose to remain blind. It is a horrible state of affairs to NOT be believed.
“IF THIS HAPPENED TO YOUR DAUGHTER, HOW MUCH MORE PROOF WOULD YOU NEED?” — I know if it was my daughter, her word would be enough!!!
i’m wondering if part of the anger is leftover. what do you ladies think?
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Do you mean left over from the OJ trial? I too was sickened by that, as you were, very much the same way! I too believe Bill Cosby is guilty, and it is sickening.
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Agree on all points. And I, too, cried at the OJ verdict.
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