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Posted 14 April 2016 - 03:31 PM

One woman is accusing Cosby of sexual abuse when she was only 15 years old. As expected Cosby's lawyers are trying to get the case dismissed.

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His accuser in that case, Judy Huth, now in her 50s, sued Cosby in December 2014, alleging that he plied her with alcohol and molested her during an encounter at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 1974, when she was 15.


Cosby has called Huth’s account a fabrication and asserted that her case against him grew out of a failed extortion attempt.

Huth is one more than 50 women who have come forward over the past two years to publicly accuse Cosby of rape and other forms of sexual abuse. Most involve incidents said to have occurred a decade ago or more, too long to be criminally prosecuted, or even litigated in civil court.

The reasonable follow-up question is, of course, WTF was she doing at the Playboy Mansion at age 15 and where the hell were her parents?
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Posted 24 May 2016 - 02:52 PM

Cosby trial is moving forward.

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A suburban Philadephia judge on Tuesday ordered Bill Cosby to stand trial on charged he sexually assaulted former Temple University basketball official Andrea Constand in 2004. Among the allegations, Constand claims the 78-year-old comedian drugged and molested her after two previous sexual advances were rejected.

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 08:30 AM

Chappelle does a great turn on Cosby in "Age of Spin" (Netflix)

The way he sets up the final punchline is just brilliant.

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 07:30 PM

Saw a quick segment on our local station, (may be a news feed from CBS)

Some people are trying to get Bill Cosby's kid's books removed. First time the librarians can remember a request for all of an author's works to be removed.
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Posted 11 April 2017 - 07:46 PM

Ewwww.. Cosby books for children. Makes my skin crawl. How about putting them in a back room and only loaning them to someone who specifically requests them.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 06:08 PM

Jury deliberations in Day Three. Speculation as to why includes possibility of a hung jury:

http://www.msn.com/e...long/ar-BBCGdeT
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 06:43 PM

It's probably one or two who just cant believe Cliff Huxtable could do something like that.

If it stays hung, but is close to conviction, there probably will be a retrial.
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 08:06 PM

Bill Cosby was a monster and is!

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:53 PM

Jury is deadlocked on all three charges. Judge sent them back in to try again. I doubt anything will change at this point - that won't be viewed as coercion.


Bill Cosby is 79 years old. Even if he is officially convicted, I doubt he'd serve much time, if any. He's already lost his career and reputation and much income from residuals (though The Cosby Show is still being shown in places). I don't know if civil cases can go forward at this time, but he's probably already paid out lots of behind the scenes settlements.

It's understandable, but unfortunate that his crimes did not come out sooner. Not just to prevent him from committing more, but to give him more time to suffer from his fall from grace, even if not the direct result of legal consequences.
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:49 PM

If one may venture a guess; remorse and accountability is not in his vocabulary.
Many a sick mind find justifiable reasons for crimes against humanities especially
the vulnerable.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:50 PM

And to the degree that other members of the cast were unaware of his actions, they also suffer from the lost value of the show.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:04 PM

View PostProgressive whisperer, on 15 June 2017 - 01:50 PM, said:

And to the degree that other members of the cast were unaware of his actions, they also suffer from the lost value of the show.
Truly cynical ,but with nuances of truth.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:17 PM

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I see two possibilities. The rest of the cast was generally aware of what Cosby was, or not.

If they were aware (without being victims themselves), then they also deserve whatever loses come from this, although to a lesser degree.

If the cast legitimately didn't know, I find it unsatisfying that they suffer most of the same punishment. Also, if they knew but it was clear that speaking out had a high enough price (losing that job and maybe blacklisting in the industry), then they are still somewhat culpable, but not nearly as much.

Any cast members who were also victims, it is terrible that they suffer from the same punishment (loss of residual income).

How is this cynical with only nuances of truth?

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:45 PM

IIRC, the actress who played his wife came out very vehemently against the charges, even after a good number of unrelated women had come forward. I thought her response was a bit over the top in those circumstances. Surely she had heard previous rumors - which apparently were 'out there'. And as female witness(es) in the Anita Hill/Thomas case, just becaseu it didn't happen to you does not mean it did not happen.

I do wonder however about Lisa Bonet, the most attractive and charismatic 'daughter' who left the show in the early years when both the show and Ms Bonet were riding high. Actors can do unexplained things to hurt their careers, but that move always seemed odd to me. She did get another show of her own (I think), but that seemed a bit premature for a spin-off.
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:13 PM

Easy! What do the cast have to do with Cosby's guilt?
Financial difficulties? Yes. Bystanders innocence yes.
Regrettably it applies in some instances.Your argument
should be ,Judge and Jury and that could be!

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:22 PM

View Postnuser, on 15 June 2017 - 03:13 PM, said:

Easy! What do the cast have to do with Cosby's guilt?
Financial difficulties? Yes. Bystanders innocence yes.
Regrettably it applies in some instances.Your argument
should be ,Judge and Jury and that could be!

Yes, of course. I'd like to see him convicted. I was responding to Rue's comments that failing that, at least he has lost money from residuals.
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:10 PM


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:54 PM

Try it with bleach works wonders on your lungs!

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:56 PM

View Postnuser, on 15 June 2017 - 04:54 PM, said:

Try it with bleach works wonders on your lungs!

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Trying to be nice, but did you just invite me to inhale bleach?

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 05:07 PM

Well no . So sorry ! Meant to stress not to mix bleach and vinegar.





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