Bill Cosby

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  1. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    Is Bill Cosby's career over? Today Las Vegas cancelled his shows. Netflix and NBC have canceled projects he was in. The SOL may be expired but public opinion lives on.
     
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    The Cos = Toast.

    Hey, hey, hey!
     
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    I'm waiting to see how things shake out, but it seems like there's an awful lot of smoke for there not to be at least a SMALL fire.
     
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    You so ain't right. I spit Diet Coke on that one
     
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    Once the media decides to ruin someone's reputation, it's over.

    I have no idea if the allegations are true or false, but it's deeply disturbing that nobody cares about "innocent until proven guilty" anymore.
     
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    That doesn't protect your reputation. None of these allegations are ever going to trial and Cosby will be a free man for the rest of his life. However, his reputation is still shot and rightfully so, IMO.

    You know, I remember hearing stuff like this years ago. Wonder why it's all of the sudden news again?
     
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    It's reached the point that people believe it. I'm not sure of the total number but when this many women are giving similar stories, even I find it hard to defend him. At first, I was skeptical.
     
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    I don't know how you can say "rightfully so" without it ever being proven.
     
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    The evidence is enough for me. I don't need proof and since this isn't a court of law, proof is irrelevant.
     
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    Why did you think he always wears that cuddly sweater?
     
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    I grew up on Bill Cosby. I've always looked at him as an actor who played great characters. Those things won't change. But as more very similar stories come out from women who don't know each other and his refusal to address it or even deny it, I can't think of him the same.
     
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    Man, I haven't had J-ELLO in forever!

    First-world problems. The struggle is real.
     
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    I never cared for the Cosby Show. Pure treacle.
     
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    I alway thought that you SD, were dead against trial in the media?

    IMO white America never got over the OJ trail.:p
     
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    Because of this:

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articl...oe-hannibal-buress-joked-about-date-rape.html


    A lot of people have heard about these stories for years. But this guy recently made a few jokes about it and his set was recorded and hit the web. And then a lot more people heard about it. Then more women came out and decided to finally speak out about what happened.


    And during all of this, some PR genius decided to try and get people talking about his new NBC show by having a meme-me party. It didn't go so well.

    https://twitter.com/search?v=stream&q=#CosbyMeme&src=typd&mode=photos
     
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    Julien Blanc will take him on the road as his celebrity guest host.
     
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    Guess his jell-o pudding pop has been in places where it wasn't welcome...

    Funny that TV land was playing a Cosby show marathon last weekend, well after this all started. Interesting to hear what former cast members will have to say about this. This is someone who was admired by many.
     
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    :D That thought had me physically laughing.
     
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    They stopped airing the reruns a few days ago. And some cast members are speaking out:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/raven-symone-slams-rumors-bill-cosby-sexually-assaulted-her/
     
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    Oddly, what got this 'newsworthy' again was a comedian telling a Bill Cosby rape joke and the video going viral.

    Not looking good for the Cos. When, what is it now, 16 women with no connection and years later all have similar stories to tell, what other conclusion can you draw?
     
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    Well, he won't let us watch the little rascals anymore so....
     
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    Quit trying to paint me as a racist. It won't work. Most in here know that I defended Herman Cain right to the end. The difference this time is there is no denial coming from Bill. In addition, the number of women who do not know each other, coming forward really is adding credibility.
     
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    Exactly! If he was 100% innocent of all charges he would be screaming libel and slander from the roof tops and suing the crap out of everybody. But of course that would mean the women would have a chance to tell their stories in a court of law. And since that is not happening....
     
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    Herman Cain was vehemently denying the accusations. In addition, oddly the accusations were all from women who worked at one place, where Herman had only worked a brief period of time. Suspicious. Bill Cosby's accusers are across a large span of time in different cities, who have never met each other. And he's not denying it.
     

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