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Apr 26 2018

About 14 Hours

I haven’t forgotten you, any more than Larry Wilmore.

Second Episode

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That’s Right

Bill Cosby Found Guilty of Sexual Assault After Years of Accusations
By GRAHAM BOWLEY and JON HURDLE, The New York Times
APRIL 26, 2018

On the second day of its deliberations at the Montgomery County Courthouse in this town northwest of Philadelphia, the jury returned to convict Mr. Cosby of three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand, at the time a Temple University employee he had mentored.

The three counts — penetration with lack of consent, penetration while unconscious and penetration after administering an intoxicant — are felonies, each punishable by up to 10 years in state prison, though the sentences could be served concurrently.

It was the second time a jury had considered Mr. Cosby’s fate. His first trial last summer ended with a deadlocked jury after six days of deliberations.

The Montgomery County district attorney, Kevin R. Steele, asked that Mr. Cosby’s $1 million bail be revoked, suggesting he had been convicted of a serious crime, owned a plane and could flee, prompting an angry outburst from Mr. Cosby, who shouted, “He doesn’t have a plane, you asshole.”

“Enough of that,” said Judge O’Neill, who said he did not view Mr. Cosby as a flight risk and could be released on bail, but he would have to surrender his passport and remain in his nearby home.

In recent years, Mr. Cosby, 80, had admitted to decades of philandering, and to giving quaaludes to women as part of an effort to have sex, smashing the image he had built as a moralizing public figure and the upstanding paterfamilias in the wildly popular 1980s and ’90s sitcom “The Cosby Show.” He did not testify in his own defense, avoiding a grilling about those admissions, but he and his lawyers have insisted that his encounter with Ms. Constand was part of a consensual affair, not an assault.

Look, I’m a guy. I like to think I’m a fairly typical one, no better or worse than most. I know that drugging someone into unconsciousness so you can masturbate into their body is a bad thing, little removed from necrophilia (not from personal experience, some things you either get or you don’t).

This makes me sad for the victims and angry that now I have to deal with the fact that people will justifiably ask themselves, “Is he a Cosby?” when the default assumption should be that I treat everyone with dignity and respect.

Unless you’re an asshole, then I’ll insult you in ways you can barely comprehend, idiot.

3 comments

  1. BobbyK

    How many of his fellow inmates will tell him to pull up his pants.

    1. ek hornbeck

      Ok, I get how that’s funny but some may not. Cosby spent years lecturing young Black people about how they needed to get more respectable and stop acting so Black.

      Like the baggy pants thing which I think is stupid, sorry homes. But it’s your life to live, my nephew has tats and my niece piercings, whatev.

  2. BobbyK

    Exactly.

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