Now Bill Cosby is in the hot seat. Several women have accused him of sexual abuse. Actually, it is a lot more than several women. Back in 2005, 14 women accused him of a variety of sexual assaults, and he settled out of court with them in 2006.
Allegedly he likes to drug his victims, and then fondle/assault/rape them, according to his accusers. The accusations go back as far as the 1970’s, from what I can tell.
Janice Dickinson is the latest woman to tell her story. She may not seem like the most reliable accuser, but why else would she put herself out there? Not something I would think a woman would do just to be in the spotlight.
He is guilty of these allegations? I don’t know. It’s hard to say for sure.
In the case of someone famous, I think there are several things at play:
When a person becomes famous, they become powerful, and sometimes take advantage of that power.
But, a famous person may be falsely accused of things for money.
However, when it seems to happen more than once or twice, it appears to be more than coincidence. Usually there is some truth to the matter. Perhaps it is embellished a bit. Hopefully people aren’t just jumping on the band wagon. But where there’s smoke, there’s fire…
Personally, I do think he could be guilty. It’s the drugging part that leaves me to believe this. Otherwise, it would be his word against hers, he would say it was “mutual”. Once you start handing out pills, as Janice Dickerson contends, it is no longer a fair game. It seems most of his accusers wake up knowing they were abused but not remembering much. When you wake up naked next to a man, usually something sexual has happened, with or without your consent.
Bill Cosby has remained silent so far. His lawyers have posted the usual standby statement he “won’t dignify these allegations with any response.”
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out. What do you think? I’d love to hear your opinion on this matter.