Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 2:37 PM

Bill Cosby, ‘America’s Dad,’ Guilty of Felony Sexual Assault

Posted by Anthony L. Hall

A jury found Bill Cosby guilty Thursday of [three counts of] drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home near here 14 years ago … each punishable by up to 10 years in state prison, though the sentences could be served concurrently. …

The case was the first high-profile trial of the #MeToo era.

(The New York Times, April 26, 2018)

I have written many commentaries on this sordid, tragic case. They include “10 More Women Accuse Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault…Rape,” April 23, 2005, “Bill Cosby Pays Off Woman Who Accused Him of Rape,” November 13, 2006, “Bill Cosby, a Serial Rapist?!” October 22, 2014, and “Crappy New Year to Bill and Camille Cosby!” January 4, 2016, in which I predicted this 80-year-old’s fate as follows:

In truth, ever since he allowed himself to be deposed before settling [Andrea Constand’s] 2006 lawsuit, Cosby has been a jailbird walking. His accusers numbered more than fifty last week. That’s when a Philadelphia prosecutor finally issued a warrant for his arrest. …

He’s facing ten years in prison, and deserves every bit of that time.

I remarked in one of my commentaries that, for every one of Cosby’s victims who comes forward, there are probably ten who are too afraid or ashamed to do so. Bear that in mind as you read the following – from “Bill Cosby’s (all too Belated) Fall from Grace,” November 18, 2014 – which I shall let stand as my closing comment.

If you’re inclined to feel any sympathy for Cosby, don’t! After all, if just one of these [62] women is telling the truth, Cosby should’ve spent most, if not all, of the past 30 years in prison, not on TV or on stage. Especially considering that the following quote from his 1969 comedy album titled, appropriately enough, It’s True! It’s True!, could fairly be read as an unwitting statement of his consciousness of guilt:

‘You know anything about Spanish Fly… you put some in her drink, man … ahhhhhh … Spanish Fly is groovy. Yeah boy … any time you see a girl: Wish you had some Spanish Fly boy.’

Good riddance, Mr. Cosby!

Related commentaries:
Fall from grace
Serial rapist
Crappy New Year
Weinstein et al #MeToo
Larry Nasser USA gymnastics #MeToo

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