Earlier this year sexual assault allegations have re-emerged about Bill Cosby. A number of women and especially other women from Hollywood had claimed that Cosby had drugged them before having sex with them.
There was a point in time where I didn't want to believe these charges. Why did it take these women years to finally come forward to say he assaulted them?
Cosby is a famous man and I'm sure he did get some attention from various women. To the point where it's known that he's carried on affairs with other women than his wife, Camille. Why would he risk his reputation by using sedatives on women before sex?
Unfortunately while he's never been charged with a crime - although it has come out he admitted in a deposition use of sedatives with women - his reputation has suffered. No more Cosby Show reruns in the near future. He gave up his position as trustee at Temple University in Philadelphia. His fellow comedians Jerry Seinfeld and David Letterman removed their endorsements to a biography of Bill Cosby.
Today it was reports that Spelman College has discontinued an endowed professorship with Bill and his wife's name on it. Probably a key move since Spelman is a women's college and they probaby wouldn't want the appearance of support for an alleged rapist.
As for whether or not I believe these allegations, it's pretty damning when a deposition comes out and he admits the usages of sedatives on women for sex. It definitely tips the scales against Cosby and it feels wrong. At the same time, it's time for him to actually answer these charges. That's with the counsel of his lawyers of course.
Hard to believe I discussed this over 10 years ago.