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Beverly Johnson Just Killed Any Bullshit Defense You Have Of Bill Cosby

After reading Beverly Johnson’s first-hand account of how Bill Cosby drugged and attempted to assault her — and please, if you haven’t read it yet, stop reading this and go read it — it’s almost as if Johnson heard every bullshit-ass defense people have argued for Bill Cosby, and said “Fuck this. I’m refuting all of this bullshit right now.

To wit,

To those who think this is a conspiracy to bring a Black man down:

Johnson’s words:

“Still I struggled with how to reveal my big secret, and more importantly, what would people think when and if I did? Would they dismiss me as an angry black woman intent on ruining the image of one of the most revered men in the African American community over the last 40 years? Or would they see my open and honest account of being betrayed by one of the country’s most powerful, influential, and beloved entertainers?

As I wrestled with the idea of telling my story of the day Bill Cosby drugged me with the intention of doing God knows what, the faces of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and countless other brown and black men took residence in my mind.

As if I needed to be reminded. The current plight of the black male was behind my silence when Barbara Bowman came out to tell the horrific details of being drugged and raped by Cosby to the Washington Post in November. And I watched in horror as my longtime friend and fellow model Janice Dickinson was raked over the coals for telling her account of rape at Cosby’s hands.”

To those who asked why some of these women took so long to speak up:

Johnson’s words:

At a certain moment it became clear that I would be fighting a losing battle with a powerful man so callous he not only drugged me, but he also gave me the number to the bedroom he shared with his wife. How could I fight someone that boldly arrogant and out of touch? In the end, just like the other women, I had too much to lose to go after Bill Cosby. I had a career that would no doubt take a huge hit if I went public with my story and I certainly couldn’t afford that after my costly divorce and on going court fees.”

I really have nothing else to say, because there’s really nothing else to say.

Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB. He is also a columnist for GQ.com And he's working on a book of essays to be published by Ecco (HarperCollins). Damon is busy. He lives in Pittsburgh, and he really likes pancakes. Reach him at damon@verysmartbrothas.com. Or don't. Whatever.

  • Hmmmmm…..does this give credence to Janice “Attention Whore” Dickison’s story?

    • Jacqueline

      No. Contrary to what people may think Beverly Johnson is known for being a little crazy as well.

      • pls

        so crazy girls don’t get sexually assaulted? k

        • Ms TLC

          Don’t bother with logic…this persons posts are full of contradictions.

        • CNotes

          “so crazy girls don’t get sexually assaulted?”

          Right. Or, I guess their bad behavior means they shouldn’t have rights. That kind of thinking is happening right now in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. SMH

          • Ms TLC

            Yet she’s claiming to reserve her “fight” for them because their cases are “knowable and clear.” This person is either a liar or sociopath?

        • Using her logic we aren’t to take anyone who is deemed a handful or disruptive by society serious when they make a claim.

          • Meridian

            Like…

            • Where do we stop if we start not taking people’s claims serious because of their life or personality. If that’s the case s*x workers and strippers lives just became more perilous.

        • JaiJustSaidIt

          We know better.

      • Asiyah

        so because you’re “crazy” you can NEVER be believed? geez thank God you’re not in charge.

  • I had said the other day on twitter that I think the reason some of the black women I see are riding for Bill is that Cosby Show/Different World did more for their self esteem than any white victim so in that regard this certainly shines new light.

    As for me, as I said on the rolling stone post, I’m biased to believe the victim. Blah blah Duke Lacrosse, I much rather be wrong in believing one wouldnt make such a heinous lie.

    • PunchDrunkLove

      “…..is that Cosby Show/Different World did more for their self esteem than any white victim so in that regard this certainly shines new light.”

      You give people and fairytales waaay too much credit. Way too much. I was a kid when A Different World was in production and really, it was sprinkled with much fairy dust, IMO. I like the show but I wasn’t moved by it.

    • Sahel

      Listen,a guy i trained with nearly got court marshalled because of a lie. I’m not riding for Bill,but i know how crazy this world can be

  • Jacqueline

    Give me a break. This situation has officially jumped the Shark. All of these women need to do the hard work of filing a police report. Until then, I do not want to hear another word from these women. The FBI had files on Bill Cosby and every black male they felt was a threat and he would not have been protected by Hugh Hefner or any studio executive.

    Poor, broken women drag themselves into hospitals and police stations everyday and then go on with their lives. It is time these women put up (in a court of law and I do not mean civil court) or shut up.

    I do not know what happened, but I do know fairness.

    • Sis…

      • Aly

        Seriously smh

        • Val

          As I was reading this and scrolling down I was hoping I wasn’t going to see any upvotes for this. Yikes.

          • Aly

            Oh, it’s coming. Just wait.

            • Lea Thrace

              the trolls come out as the sun sets…

      • that’s putting it generously.

    • Ms TLC

      “I do not know what happened, but I do know fairness.” There is nothing FAIR about what you just wrote. The women who spoke up told what happened.

      • Jacqueline

        People can tell stories all they want – but you do know that these women did not tell their stories until there was public record of what one women said happened.

        So anyone with a brain can see the other side. come forward with identical stories and that will prove he did it. The world doesn’t and should not work this way.

        Sadly, women lie about rape all the time. Television tears just generally do not sway me…

        I have been around famous people and wealthy people and something happens to people and they lose all common sense. I am not saying that Bill Cosby is not guilty. I am saying that WE need to take a step back and let this be handled by the courts, if these women did not have the courage to come forward, years ago then that is their cross to bear.

        with all due respect, whether you like it or not, this is gossip and you are participating in gossip. Period.

        I reserve my fight for justice for the knowable and clear. Michael Brown, the people of Palestine, Syrians, the missing African girls and…those many poor women of all races who do not have a voice and are raped, forced into abortions, denied abortions, sterilized without their consent and the list goes on.

        • Meridian

          “I reserve my fight for justice for the knowable and clear. Michael Brown, the people of Palestine, Syrians, the missing African girls and…those many poor women of all races who do not have a voice and are raped…”

          But if one of those poor women speaks up and then the rest speak up, it’s gossip to you.

          • Jacqueline

            It is gossip if you do not take it to a court of law and if you have your day in court or settle.

            • menajeanmaehightower

              I’m sorry but you can’t be this fucking stupid and oblivious. Your comment is so full of ignorance.

              • Meridian

                lmao. Mena!

              • Jacqueline

                No one is oblivious to anything. Also, I must have struck a chord because you have resorted to name calling.

                • menajeanmaehightower

                  I think you’re stupid and ignorant based on your comment. I guess i could have gone for a softer blow…

                  You act as if when a crime is committed, all a woman has to do is waltz into a police station and the police will console her, an attorney will run to her rescue, the jury will believe her, and the perpetrator will get his just due. Also, the community will stand behind her with no judgment.

                  Yes. That’s how it always happens. Why would a victim NOT come forward? She must have wanted it. Duh!

                  • Val

                    I think this person has proved her/ himself to be a troll of the highest order. No amount of logic or reasoning will reach them.

                    • menajeanmaehightower

                      I guess. Her comments make no sense. Just thinking through what it takes to report a crime should have a light bulb going off in her head. Most women and men don’t report r@pe due to fear and the stigma.

                    • Jacqueline

                      Do you know for a fact that I have never had to report a crime? Do you know if I have ever had to stand alone and stand up for myself?

                    • PunchDrunkLove

                      Hunnty, lemme tell you something about this blog….say a couple of comments and K.I.M. If you aren’t cosiging, kumbaya-ing, so forth and so on with the masses, they come at you with bricks….lol Compliments of the Welcome Wagon!!

                      IJS, you’re wasting your time going back and forth. Say what you came to say and move it along.

                    • menajeanmaehightower

                      “If you aren’t cosiging, kumbaya-ing, so forth and so on with the masses, they come at with bricks”

                      So no. This is coming from someone who has argued with several folks on this site, for a few years now, and we are cool.

                      If you say something fucking stupid, then you will get your behind handed to you. Jacqueline did that today.

                    • PunchDrunkLove

                      Actually I’ve only commented about a year or so. I’ve lurked and read off and on for a few years. I’ve thrown back a few bricks. Really tho, some comments are ridiculous.

                    • Epsilonicus

                      *shakes church tambourine in agreement*

                      She must not know about Obsidian

                    • PunchDrunkLove

                      You stay irrelevant and ignant.

                    • Epsilonicus

                      *tips hat*

                      I try my best

                    • PunchDrunkLove

                      Hey, I’m nowhere mad. Somebody gotta be stupid. Great job!

                    • Epsilonicus

                      Stupid resorts to name calling.

                    • PunchDrunkLove

                      No, really…..I REALLY REALLY feel you are ubber ignant wit all yo statics and numbers. My true feelings….your numbers, dumb theories and what not. What you can do is continue to pretend I’m not here. Yep, that works.

                    • Epsilonicus

                      YOU decided to speak to me and comment but want me to leave?!?!?! YOU can pretend i’m not here. Or leave VSB. Whatever you decide, do it and do it quickly.

                      Who care if you hate my facts or stats. Prove me wrong. Otherwise you are the village VSB idiot.

                    • PunchDrunkLove

                      No I did what you ain’t got the balls to do…….I directed my comment BACK at you. You know, those indirect remarks you’re so good at. Unlike you, bew i have a spine, perception, wearing contacts and I can read…..no need for me to tuck tail. I hit it dead on. See, I’m happy to give you a lift if you wanna come at me by piggybacking, I just kick the door open. Oh, and your mockery……lol That’s on you, bew!

                    • Asiyah

                      Ignant is not a real word.

                    • PunchDrunkLove

                      I said what I said, where and how it applies. Who gon check me, bew? Certainly not you

                    • Asiyah

                      if it’s really like that, PDL, then why do you keep coming back to the site?

                    • Jacqueline

                      So now anyone who has formed opinion that is different than the thought police is a troll. Social media can be a powerful and good thing, but I think it has also damaged us in many ways as well.

                    • regular

                      Nah…you’re a troll bc you’re on this VERY SMART blog saying that *a lot* of women claim chexual assault falsely. You’re a troll because you said pedophilia and r @pe are 2 different things. You’re a troll because you are saying that it must not be true if it wasn’t reported. But you’re really a troll most of all because it happened to me. I didn’t report it. For reasons. So, bitch, fuck you for the rest of your miserable life.

                    • TheOtherJerome

                      “I think this person has proved her/ himself to be a troll of the highest order”

                      Peak Troll?

                      In all seriousness, i don’t think he/she is a Troll necessarily. Moron? Yes. But i don’t think they are trolling you.

                  • camilleblu

                    i mean menajean…you’re a vss – you absolutely should have known this already. shame on you. -_-

                    • menajeanmaehightower

                      Right?!? I should have. What’s wrong with me? Please point me to this mythical court system with cotton candy and unicorns.

                  • Jacqueline

                    We all know that it can be tough but like I said earlier, people do it all the time. I wish that we would return to not patting everyone on the back and turning everyone into a victim. If you are raped you are a victim for one brief moment, if you do not stand up for yourself and demand justice you will remain a victim. Yet, again there is a time and a place for everything

                    I do not generally judge women who are raped, I am judging these women’s actions and calling foul.

                    • menajeanmaehightower

                      No you are a continued victim b/c the system forces you to relive that moment over and over and over again.

                      I have gotten into some heated discussions on this site but you are about to drive me overboard. Have a great day.

                    • Jacqueline

                      I hear everything that you are saying, but tell me this, do you think that you should only have to tell your story once and then be done? You continue to create a shame by not wanting to tell it. Telling your story in the right place and time makes you a victor, not a victim.

                      I am sorry if you have experienced this and I sincerely hope that whomever hurt you had to pay for their crime, but we are all tougher than we think.

                      That is what I strive to do. I have parents who taught me how to fight back against racism and stand tall, even when I feel scared or weak.

                      I have worked hard to help other black and brown girls and even a few women of their races dig deep and find their power.

                    • Meridian

                      And the only appropriate way to find their power is to tell their stories to people who won’t believe and MAYBE get a trial where the offender won’t be convicted. But God forbid you find that power by telling your stories through a different avenue. Women who speak of their assaults on youtube? In support groups? At church? With other victims of one perpetrator? It’s fair to not be here for that. No country for alternative outlets, you only have power in court.

                    • menajeanmaehightower

                      You’re a piece of work and i can’t believe someone would give you a job for counseling victims or go to you if they were a victim.

                    • Sincereluv4life

                      just…please….say no more.

            • Meridian

              Does that actually make sense in your head? To say that you fight for women who are raped and don’t have voices, but then to say their accounts should be dismissed as gossip if it doesn’t come out in court? So every account and story of rape is gossip solely because it wasn’t expressed in the manner you personally deem appropriate?

              If you were sitting with one of those women you described and she opened up to you about it, you’d be like….I’m not a court of law. Stop gossiping.

              • Jacqueline

                Not once did I say it should be dismissed. I said the media is not the place for this.

                Gossip is a pretty simple concept- someone says someone else said or did something and then you go off and say said person said or did something. How do you know if they did, you were not there and cannot bear witness

                No, I would challenge her to seek the right path and I will say it again. It is not sitting on television crying to Matt Lauer or the latest news person. Hell, I would have more respect for these women if they went to Bill Cosby’s house and confronted him then sitting and throwing rocks from a television studio.

                I feel this way about a lot of situations. I am so proud that Robin Williams wife has remained off the television and allowed her husband to have dignity. I hope that she remains silent.

            • menajeanmaehightower

              WHAT!?!

        • Ms TLC

          You choosing to believe and “hear” what you want…your posts are so full of contradictions, misinformation and inflammatory, dismissive remarks, I can see why some folks can’t/won’t speak up.

          • Jacqueline

            Please point out the contradiction and what is inflammatory. I am not trying to hurt anyone’f feelings who may have experienced rape. I am talking about this situation and this situation alone.

            • Pinks

              Maybe the fact that you said if you haven’t reported anything to a court of law it’s gossip. That isn’t inflammatory? You don’t see that as outrageous?

              What about the women who’ve taken their stories to the appropriate authorities and because of the man’s position, were dismissed? Does a conviction need to be handed down for their accusations to be deemed more than gossip? I’d really like to understand how you put those thoughts together.

              • Ms TLC

                That’s why I didn’t respond. She actually sounds like someone who’s been through something traumatic and is overcompensating. Or is just a nutbag. Either way… Bye Felicia

          • pls

            her response is EXACTLY why people just keep quiet. it’s akin to certain white people trying to convince us that WE haven’t experienced racism because THEY can’t understand how it would go down in real life. she just needs to log off.

            • Jacqueline

              It is because I understand the world we live in that I speak about this.

              I have also witnessed with my own eyes how these things go down, with celebrities and wealthy people.

              You have no idea what I have experienced and where I have been. My problem with this whole thing is that there is a time and place for everything and the media is not the place for this. The courts are. that may be hard for you to understand but it should not be.

              I was furious when Shirley Sherrod was tried and convicted and raked over the coals by Breitbart (and the media kept reporting it as fact) and I was furious that Tom Vilsick and President Obama threw her under the bus, ( and I was an Obama volunteer and state campaign staffer).

              There is a time and a place for everything.

              As far as your racism analogy, I can only call that hyperbole.

              • pls

                just shut up. this sh*t has already been to court and back baby girl. you have no idea what those women have experienced or been through either. and you don’t know what hyperbole means, SHUT THE ENTIRE F*CK UP!

                carry on *bey voice*

        • pls

          chile…

        • “Sadly, women lie about rape all the time.”

          Less than 7% is “all” the time, now? Tell me more.

        • h.h.h.

          So anyone with a brain can see the other side. come forward with identical stories and that will prove he did it. The world doesn’t and should not work this way.

          actually i believe there is a forensic/criminal justice term for this, it’s called ‘patterning’.

          it’s ok if you grew up loving cliff huxtable, or even if dr. cosby gave you a couple dollars for school, but with the seriousness of the charges, and compounded with the fact that he won’t come forward and accurately state his version, his side?

          you may have to practice cognitive dissonance and acknowledge that while Dr. Cosby may have given the black community 2 pivotal shows for our self-esteem, that Dr. Cosby the man may have done horrible things over decades, and should not be revered by the black community.

          just sayin’.

          • Jacqueline

            Wrong, my opinion has nothing to do with Bill Cosby personally and my mom and dad handled my education expenses just fine.

            Have I once said anything about Bill Cosby being great? Nope. I am looking at this from a human and just perspective.

            That’s all.

            • h.h.h.

              if you are looking at this from a “human and just” perspective, doesn’t it strike you as odd that over 5 people are stating more or less the same MO ?

              like, something went down?

              • Paradigm

                Only thing that strikes me as odd is that there is a Black, serial thug out there that is 5’10” and between the ages of 16-45 wearing a dark hoodie and pants that be committing crimes on a weekly basis.. Over 5 people have seen this guy poppin’ up like toast

                • h.h.h.

                  i…don’t understand where you are coming from. can you explain?

                  • Paradigm

                    Just a sidebar comment about what people state/see

        • Wait, did Obsidian find a high school pic of his auntie to make this comment? You cannot be a woman!

          Bye Felipe.

        • TheOtherJerome

          Wow. You are a bad person. Fail.

        • miss t-lee

          “with all due respect, whether you like it or not, this is gossip and you are participating in gossip. ”

          http://songsfromlastnight.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/tumblr_la7ksyo4xs1qar83lo1_500.jpg

        • Pirata do Cabide

          “These women did not tell their stories until there was public record of what one women said happened.”

          Yeah that’s not true. One woman sued him 6 years ago, but they had multiple victims lined up to testify. The second woman who came forward in January was set to testify before the lawsuit victim settled out of court. Janice Dickinson alluded to what happened in an interview with Vogue back in the 80s and again in her book. When this story popped up again (for the 6th year in a row btw), my first thought was I bet he raped Janice, and lo and behold she finally came forward.

          There have been 26 women already. How many more do you need?

    • menajeanmaehightower

      You’ve never heard of statute of limitations.

      How people can be so dismissive with these events and the heartbreaking stories behind them is appalling.

      But keep doing you.

      • Sincereluv4life

        exactly. MOST rape victims take YEARS to come forward. Look at all those men who came forward after being abused as boys in the Catholic church. I hate that our culture is so big on victim blaming smh.

        • Jacqueline

          Well, that is different. You are talking apples and oranges when you talk about pedophilia and rape.

          There is a narrative going on here where people take a basic truth (that women may wait to report a rape) and apply it to all situations.

          Also, I personally am a little tired of the terms victim shaming and slut shaming. Sometimes we have to state obvious truths and those things seldom fall to one side alone.

          Years ago, we used the horrible fact that many white men have historically raped black women, yet the Duke LaCrosse story rang false with me from the very beginning, not because it could not be true, but something was not right.

          However, I never doubted those brave women who came forward and accused the police officer of raping them. Wow, think about that. They came forward and accused a police officer of raping them. Who would of thought that that would turn in their favor?

      • Jacqueline

        Yes, I have.

    • Lea Thrace

      please go sit your a$$ down somewhere really really far away from this post. Like Siberia far away.

    • Medium Meech

      Maybe people named Jackie should just STFU about this subject for a good month or three.

    • iamnotakata

      I see you’re Jill Scott to this situation and do not know enough to really even have something to say..The worst thing someone can do is speak opinions as truth which you have done here so..go on ahead an log of until you get your facts straight niece…

      • camilleblu

        lol @ niece

    • Epsilonicus

      You do know only 9% of all rape allegations are found to be false…

      • JOhn Crawford

        Yo, you been saying that a lot and sounding like Sean Hannity and the rest of the Gallery whenever they bring up Black on Black, “72% Out of Wedlock” or when the GOP ran with the “47% of Democrats want Free Stuff” quote.

        Blacks are 11-13% of the total American population- that’s what , 2 or 4 percent higher than the 9 you keep regurgitating about False Allegations, and ALL of is know how much the GOP/Tea Party and even Cosby Himself feel about Black folks as a whole …..

        It’s a small percent but Damn, Show some Respect. There have been a few VSBs, Myself Included, that have shared how we were Falsely Accused when We were Younger, so when you P!ss on that percentage in how you say 9% you P!ss on Us as Well.

        Folks can be Upset at BOTH Kinds of Rape Victims……… But Hey, Dismiss this response like everyone else dismissed those that served Decades for False Allegations SMH

        • Epsilonicus

          I have respect. But the numbers show that it is more likely these women are telling the truth than lying. And if you believe that number is wrong, fact check it.

          And even if only 1 woman is raped by Cosby, that 1 too many.

          • JOhn Crawford

            I don’t doubt any of the women that are accusing Cosby; I can Also be Upset at the the fact that False Rape Allegations and Convictions are a bigger deal than minimizing it to “just 9%”.

    • Skegeeaces

      First of all, some of them did attempt to report him, but they were literally shut down when they attempted to do so. Cops have starry-eyes when it comes to celebrities, too you know. Also, you can’t compare one victim’s reaction to rape with another’s; we’re all different and react in different ways to trauma. Plus, some rapes are different than others; some are drugged, some not, some have violence done to them in the process, some don’t, some are raped by one man, some by multiple, some are raped by strangers, others by people they know, some were raped recently in a time where rape victims have more options, some were raped back in the 60s/70s/80s when women didn’t have a lot of recourse, some by powerful men with reputations, and some by nobodies. It makes a difference, and this situation is especially difficult because the perp was a well-known, well-respected, wealth actor- and these women were not as powerful. It’s a terrible thing to disbelieve a rape victim, and even worse to disbelieve THIS MANY rape victims.

      Remember how they said SIX eyewitnesses weren’t enough to get an indictment for Mike Brown? Well, here we have a LOT of witnesses- why would we repeat the injustice of brushing them to the side?

    • camilleblu

      are you a man?

      • Aly

        Listen. That’s exactly what I kept wondering! But, women say sh t like this too unfortunately.

        • camilleblu

          smh aly…yo – he/she is down thread saying that folks don’t know what she’s been through. but by her logic, bc folks don’t know, then that means she ain’t been through shyt.

      • Val

        I just saw a ton of Black women talking ish about Beverly on Facebook, Camille. It was crazy.

        • camilleblu

          i mean….he/she is just absolutely ridiculous.

    • Tx10inch

      Congratulations ma’am. You’ve just won….

      • Meridian

        X_X

      • that’s a really pretty chair.

        • Epsilonicus

          Is it sad I thought the same thing?

          • ooooh, shiny.

        • Val

          My shade alarm just went off.

    • GemmieBoo

      a few things:

      some women *did* go to the police to report sexual assaults by Cosby. charges weren’t filed for various reasons of no “crime” being committed.

      many women who are sexually assaulted arent vaginally/anally penetrated and therefore wouldn’t necessarily show physical signs of sexualy harm. many of the women who accuse Cosby of sexual assault have stories dealing with inapproprite sexual encounters with Cosby.

      there are piles and piles of sources documenting why many sexual assault victims dont report their aggressors to authorities. and loads more documentation to show that even when women do report their rape, less than 10% of their aggressors serve time. so condemning women for not dragging themselves into hospitals and police stations to “put up” seems misplaced.

      lets also recognize how rape/sexual assault has been handled/considered over the last few decades. reporting rape in the 70s and 80s is not quite the same as it is in 2010s. the Violence Against Women Act wasnt even passed until 1994 to help establish laws around sexual assault against women. and it changed the cultural around society’s view on rape and sexual assault (though victim blaming is clearly still rampant…)

      you tout “fairness” as if youre giving these women a fair chance to tell their truths.

    • miss t-lee

      Well…this is rich.

    • Asiyah

      “I do not know what happened”

      EXACTLY! So do everybody a favor and stop acting like you do.

    • Pirata do Cabide

      Back when this happened they would put the women on trial as if they were the criminals. Also several of these women did file reports, only to be told they should not pursue the case. One was able to successfully sue, but she had to leave the country to do so. There were no rape kits either.

    • Rachmo

      Camille is that you girl?

      • Lea Thrace

        girl them shady boots look great on you! :-D

        • Rachmo

          Girl thanks. I got them on sale from the “What the Fuck Are You Saying” store.

      • camilleblu

        it’s actually prolly bill.

  • I can understand any victim’s resistance to coming forward, especially against someone with a reputation like Bill Cosby. I too had a less severe experience with someone who was held in very high esteem. I struggled with revealing what they had done to me largely due to their reputation, and felt a sense of responsibility to uphold their positive image by staying quiet. I grew up watching ‘The Cosby Show’ and so wanted to believe in his innocence, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to do so. If the accusations are true, I commend the women who summoned the courage to step forward. I also sympathize with any family members and friends who are also dealing with the impact of this situation.

  • Aly

    “You are a motherfucker aren’t you?”

    Quote of the year. Fuck Bill Cosby.

  • Sincereluv4life

    aw sh*t. He did it

  • iamnotakata

    This is crazy!! As the saga continues… it is unfortunate for everyone across the board..who knew all this time Cliff, Mr. puddin pop was a raping a*s f*ck boy…

  • pls

    I still believe he did SOMETHING those women didn’t want not because of their testimonies, but because we ALL saw him try to intimidate a grown white man by threatening his livelihood for asking a question. Imagine how manipulative he was with these women with stars in their eyes.

    • Skegeeaces

      Exactly! If he would do it to a white male, he’d do it to anyone else!

  • Meridian

    This is heartbreaking. What black men go through is horrible in this country and it’s great for me to see them winning. Bill Cosby is a great example of one who won and a person who is so untouchably accepted universally. I’m glad for that. It doesn’t take away from his transgressions as a man however and it sucks that women felt the need to accept suffering so that they wouldn’t ruin that reality for him. I think it goes to show that women really do bite the bullet and experience a lot of atrocities because of it. I get why. I can’t imagine why any man would intentionally add to that or think he’s owed the privilege of harming a woman. It’s heartbreaking that they’re regarded with such little value when black women could just as easily be protected, respected, defended, loved, valued, and acknowledged and still allow such men to move into their place of greatness. This one kind of hurts a little. Like, the stories before were bad but this one, just…ow. I have no opinion of if it’s true or not because it doesn’t matter if it is. The damage done either way is just heartbreaking.

  • CNotes

    If you have not experienced the horror of being s*xually assaulted, then you will never understand how difficult it is to come forward. Scared….angry…..embarrassed….responsible……hopeless….helpless…etc. And even if you have had that experience….and were brave enough to let someone know….keep in mind that not everyone has the same inner strength as you do. Marinate on that before being so quick to judge.

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