Is Bill Cosby Right or Just Self-Righteous?
by Anthony L. Hall
In April 2005, I began article ( here) entitled “…10 more women accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault…rape!” as follows:
…Bill Cosby – America’s favorite TV Dad (and faithful husband) – escaped prison when prosecutors investigating allegations of sexual assault concluded that they did not have sufficient evidence to convict him, beyond a reasonable doubt, at trial.
But no one thought that was the end of the story. Indeed, just over a month later – after losing any chance to take away his freedom – Cosby’s lone accuser filed a civil lawsuit to take away his money instead.
Many court observers assumed this suit would be settled with financial dispatch in the same way that Kobe Bryant paid-off his accuser (for what ultimately proved to be a $5 million romp!). But a few days ago, the allegations against Cosby became 10-times worse and, potentially, 10-times more costly. Because lawyers for his accuser filed motion in court for 10 more women to give evidence of similar sexual assaults that were allegedly perpetrated against them by Cosby.
Therefore, it was not surprising that, instead of allowing Andrea Constand – the 32-year old who regarded Cosby as a mentor – to testify in open court about how he drugged and raped her, Cosby, 69, settled her lawsuit last Wednesday for an amount sufficient enough to buy her silence.
Meanwhile, Cosby’s legal woes have not caused him to retreat from his self-appointed role as a latter-day John the Baptist preaching to a generally unreceptive black audience that the lack of individual responsibility, more than “systemic racism”, is the root cause of crime, poor education and high unemployment in black America. And for this I commend him wholeheartedly!
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