bill cosby victim sexual assault
In case you missed it, scandal plagued former-family-favorite Bill Cosby was charged earlier today with three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
And, in true Bill Cosby style, the 78-year-old appears to think that he’s actually the REAL victim, when it comes to this whole icky sexual assault case nonsense.
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As Popdust previously reported, at least 43 women have come forward in the past year, leveling accusations against Cosby of rape or unwanted sexual contact—all with eerily similar stories.
Cosby has denied all of the women’s claims, and insists he is innocent of any wrongdoing—even going so far as to sue seven of his alleged victims, claiming they made “malicious, opportunistic, and false and defamatory accusations” against him.
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So, it’s really no surprise that just minutes after he was arraigned in a Pennsylvania court, and forced to face charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted a former Temple University employee over a decade ago, the comedian came out fighting—insisting he’s being used as a political pawn by a desperate, and politically motivated DA.
"The charge by the Montgomery County District Attorney's office came as no surprise, filed 12 years after the alleged incident and coming on the heels of a hotly contested election for this county's DA during which this case was made the focal point,” Cosby’s attorney asserted to reporters outside of court Wednesday.
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“Make no mistake, we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge and we expect that Mr. Cosby will be exonerated by a court of law."
The alleged incident in question happened back in January 2004 at Cosby's house in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, and involved a woman, then age 30, named Andrea Constand.
According to the criminal complaint that was filed today, Constand “considered Cosby, thirty-seven years her senior, to be a mentor, and described instances in which he invited her to his home for dinner, invited her to restaurants, invited her to events, introduced her to people, and provided her with guidance and career advice."
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Constand claims that after rejecting a barrage of advances made by Cosby, he subsequently drugged and sexually assaulted her—she reported the alleged attack to cops, but the then-Montgomery County prosecutor determined that charges weren’t warranted.
After criminal recourse was denied, Constand took her case to civil court, filing a lawsuit against Cosby, which he eventually settled for an undisclosed amount—during the proceedings, Cosby was deposed, leading to four days of intense questioning by Constand’s attorney.
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The deposition was sealed, because both parties signed a confidentiality agreement as part of the settlement, however, the documents became public earlier this year following a request by the Associated Press.
What was included in that deposition is pretty damn creepy and sickening—including sworn statements from 13 other women, supporting Constand, and claiming they too had been sexually assaulted by the comedian—in addition to Cosby admitting he had drugged Constand prior to sex, and his claim that offering girls Quaaludes is just like offering them a drink.
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He also testified to several sexual interludes with young women, including a 19-year-old model who masturbated him with lotion, and, admitted to seducing another lucky lady by pretending to be concerned over her dad’s cancer diagnosis.
The charges filed today are all second-degree felonies, and each carry a possible sentence of 5-10 years in prison—bail was set at $1 million and Cosby was ordered to hand over his passport.
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Famous Female Rape Apologists—From Diane Keaton To Barbara Walters!
Serena Williams on Stuben rape victims: “Do you think it was fair, what they got? They did something stupid, but I don’t know. I’m not blaming the girl, but if you’re a 16-year-old and you’re drunk like that, your parents should teach you: don’t take drinks from other people. She’s 16, why was she that drunk where she doesn’t remember? It could have been much worse. She’s lucky. Obviously I don’t know, maybe she wasn’t a virgin, but she shouldn’t have put herself in that position, unless they slipped her something, then that’s different.”
Mia Farrow testifying on behalf of Roman Polanski:
“Of his frame of mind when we were there, of what we talked about, of his utter sense of loss, of despair and bewilderment and shock and love - a love he had lost. Of this I can be sure. I would not have left him in Elaine's unattended without trusted friends ...”
Judy Finnegan on convicted rapist footballer Ched Evans:
“He’s served his time. The rape and I am not, please, by any means minimising any kind of rape – but the rape was not violent. He didn’t cause any bodily harm to the person. It was unpleasant, in a hotel room, I believe, and she was – she had far too much to drink. That is reprehensible, but he has been convicted and he has served his time. Now when he comes out, what are we supposed to do? Just actually refuse to let him do his job? Again, even though he has already been punished?”
Helen Mirren on convicted rapist Mike Tyson: "It’s such a tricky area, isn’t it? Especially if there is no violence. I mean, look at Mike Tyson. I don’t think he was a rapist. I guess it is one of the many subtle parts of the men/women relationship that has to be negotiated and worked out between them.”
Diane Keaton on Woody Allen:
"He's the strongest person I've met in my life. He's made of steel. And talk about a work ethic – he's one of the people that really did teach me that you have to work hard. But he wanted to. He's the most disciplined person I've known, with the exception of my dad... Oh, well, yes. I love him."
"I have nothing to say about that. Except: I believe my friend."
Debra Winger on Roman Polanski:
“We hope today this latest (arrest) order will be dropped. It is based on a three-decades-old case that is dead but for minor technicalities. We stand by him and await his release and his next masterpiece.
“We came to Zurich to honor Roman Polanski as a great artist but under these sad and arcane circumstances we can only think of him today as a human being uncertain of the year ahead. His life has always informed his art and it always will.”
Barbara Walters on Woody Allen:
"I have rarely seen a father as sensitive, as loving and as caring as Woody is and Soon-Yi to these two girls. I don't know about Dylan. I can only tell you what I have seen now. That it's a good marriage, and he's a loving, caring father. I think that has to be said."
Whoopi Goldberg on Roman Polanski and Samantha Geimer:
“I know it wasn't rape-rape. It was something else but I don't believe it was rape-rape. He went to jail and and when they let him out he was like "You know what this guy's going to give me a hundred years in jail I'm not staying, so that's why he left.”
Vanessa Bryant's husband (and meal ticket) Kobe raped a 19-year-old girl but Vanessa got a giant ring out of the incident, so clearly alls well that ends well there.