Is the world starting to turn against Bill Cosby?

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The man once known as “America’s Dad” is too radioactive for daytime television.

Bill Cosby, who was scheduled to appear as a guest on “The Queen Latifah Show” to promote his new comedy tour, is no longer going to be on the show.

TMZ initially reported producers rescinded the invitation, but updated the story with a statement from the show’s spokesman saying Cosby’s appearance was “postponed at his request.” The change came just days after the Daily Mail published Barbara Bowman’s account of the alleged sexual abuse she said she suffered at Cosby’s hands.

These allegations have been reported for years — before Bowman spoke to the Daily Mail, she spoke to Newsweek in February. Cosby has said almost nothing about the accusations. His publicist told Newsweek: “This is a 10-year-old, discredited accusation that proved to be nothing at the time, and is still nothing.”

Tamara Green spoke to Matt Lauer on the “Today” show in 2005 about her alleged experiences and in February to Newsweek. In 2004, Andrea Constand filed suit against Cosby for battery, assault, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, alleging that Cosby had drugged and raped her. Thirteen women came forward with their own allegations and agreed to testify as witnesses if the suit went to trial. Cosby settled in 2006.


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Is the world starting to turn against Bill Cosby? - The Washington Post
 

damngrumpy

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Again I reserve judgement until the evidence in placed before a court of law
or dismissed for not being true, either way I'll wait. By the way I never did like
his show it this has no effect on me one way or another
 

Sal

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Thirteen women came forward with their own allegations and agreed to testify as witnesses if the suit went to trial. Cosby settled in 2006.

scuse me?

I am likely one of the few in the world who wasn't a huge fan...he's okay but he's become edgier as he has aged and I prefer him more now

that's a lot of women...and he settled, why?

Again I reserve judgement until the evidence in placed before a court of law
or dismissed for not being true, either way I'll wait. By the way I never did like
his show it this has no effect on me one way or another

I just read your reply now...that is quite a number of women

I didn't like the show either
 

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I agree with DG - prove it or not in court.

That he settled puts the question of validity - at least to me - on both him AND the woman.

My question to the woman would be: If he did such a horrible thing, why the heck settle?! Get him out of society, FFS.

My question to him would be: why did you settle; guilt, truth of the claim or (and this is so very not likely) pity for the woman?

Anytime anyone settles out of court for something this serious, I question both parties and the truth of it all.
 

Sal

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I agree with DG - prove it or not in court.

That he settled puts the question of validity - at least to me - on both him AND the woman.

My question to the woman would be: If he did such a horrible thing, why the heck settle?! Get him out of society, FFS.

My question to him would be: why did you settle; guilt, truth of the claim or (and this is so very not likely) pity for the woman?

Anytime anyone settles out of court for something this serious, I question both parties and the truth of it all.

I would not want to go up against someone with that amount of power via his wealth and influence.

Although, others went up against the RC church and won so that is likely no excuse.
 

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Sal; said:
scuse me?

I am likely one of the few in the world who wasn't a huge fan...he's okay but he's become edgier as he has aged and I prefer him more now

that's a lot of women...and he settled, why?



I just read your reply now...that is quite a number of women

I didn't like the show either


He settled because he had the big bucks and wanted to retain the reputation he made for himself as scholar/role model and America's "# 1 dad". Remember that these accusations were in several states (Florida, California, NY, Pennsylvania) and the alleged actions had similar patterns. Had any of this gone to trial, even if he were not found liable, his reputation would have tarnished beyond repair and that would have been the end of his lucrative Hollywood career.




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He settled because he had the big bucks and wanted to retain the reputation he made for himself as scholar/role model and America's "# 1 dad". Remember that these accusations were in several states (Florida, California, NY, Pennsylvania) and the alleged actions had similar patterns. Had any of this gone to trial, even if he were not found liable, his reputation would have tarnished beyond repair and that would have been the end of his lucrative Hollywood career.




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Also a possible reason for the lawsuit in the first place. Always weary when the victim pursues a civil retribution against a celebrity rather than a criminal charge.
 

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scuse me?

I am likely one of the few in the world who wasn't a huge fan...he's okay but he's become edgier as he has aged and I prefer him more now

that's a lot of women...and he settled, why?
Whether he thought he would lose or not, the reputational damage, as we are now seeing, was worth paying a lot to avoid.

It's the same as people who ask "Well, if (whatever) about Obama isn't true, why isn't he suing for libel?" If the rich and famous litigated every lie told about them, they wouldn't be rich and famous for long.
 

tay

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America's # 1 dad has taken quite a spill - my, how the mighty have fallen!







I always thought Al Bundy was a , more representative Father figure........














 

#juan

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Having $350 million dollars in the bank probably helps a bit.
 

Sal

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Whether he thought he would lose or not, the reputational damage, as we are now seeing, was worth paying a lot to avoid.

It's the same as people who ask "Well, if (whatever) about Obama isn't true, why isn't he suing for libel?" If the rich and famous litigated every lie told about them, they wouldn't be rich and famous for long.

Okay fair enough, that makes sense. I would never be able to sit on a jury for this man, I would have to immediately recuse myself.

He and Julie Andrews make me want to hurl. It's for sure just an energy thing but our energy just never mixed well from the get go. Everyone always LOVED the two of them...I was a kid and I never trusted either. Not saying I was right for everyone else but my space didn't like their space and I trust my gut.

Now from a rational perspective, sometimes squeaky clean is attacked because we frequently project ourselves onto others and we know in our heart squeaky clean may not be us. So I am well aware I may be projecting, but blek...

Now that he is edgier he seems more human to me. Maybe he was just a good people reader and knew the melieu of the time, a black man in a white world clawing his way up, that I could handle. And that I could give, the benefit of the doubt. But then people are never just what is presented by the media.