Monday, November 13, 2006 at 10:47 AM
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 they did not have sufficient evidence to convict him at trial, beyond a reasonable doubt.
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, following the precedent Kobe Bryant set when he paid-off his accuser (for what ultimately proved to be a $5 million romp!). But a few days ago, the allegations against Cosby became ten times worse and, potentially, ten times more costly. Because lawyers for his accuser filed motion in court for ten more women to give evidence of similar sexual assaults he perpetrated against them too, allegedly.
Andrea Constand (32) regarded him as a mentor. She claims Cosby (69) drugged and raped her. Unsurprisingly, instead of allowing her spill details in open court, he settled her lawsuit on 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 the conscience of Black America. In this respect, he acts more like Cliff Huxtable in real life than he did on The Cosby Show.
Perhaps you’ve heard him lecturing about how the lack of individual responsibility, more than “systemic racism,” is the root cause of crime, poor education, and high unemployment in Black America. For this I commend him wholeheartedly!
But this Cosby case serves as a shocking reminder that the best of us are often as flawed as the worst of us. So too does the recent fall from grace of Evangelist Ted Haggard – after a male prostitute outed him as a tartuffe who likes to fuel his gay sex with crystal meth.
More to the point, though, if Cosby thought settling this lawsuit would keep the lid on his past sexual predations, he was/is sadly mistaken. Because a popular online magazine, Media Take Out, is reporting today that – although not preparing to sue him – another woman wants the world to know that Cosby used and sexually abused her too, and even infected her with herpes.
This witless woman scorned expresses her motivation for coming forward now as follows:
…when I knew him, he was sleeping with every woman in sight – and that was right in front of his “loving” wife….
He knows what it means to be a lousy Black man, because he was a dirty dog in his day. But now that he’s old I guess he feels he can talk down to people. I had to expose him for the hypocrite that he is.