I think right about now just about everyone knows the current story involving Bill Cosby. He is about to face charges of sexual misconduct involving use of drugs to impair the alleged victim. Over 50 woman have recently made claims that Cosby used drugs on them for some form of sexual molestation. The statute of limitations has passed on “most” of them. However, this one case seems to be within the proper time line, and the woman has indeed pressed charges. While I have heard the story, there are a few things about this that I didn’t know, and you can check them out here:
I did not know that after Cosby had allegedly “first” touched her inappropriately, she had left but then “came back to visit him” 2 more times. While that still doesn’t allow Cosby the right to assault her, it does give the slight impression that she knew Cosby wanted to be “more than just a mentor” to her. She could (and should) have warned him that she was not coming to him for “anything other than mentoring.” In this story, it is not mentioned whether she actually said that or not. If in fact she ignored what happened and continued to come back to him, that fact “might work against her.” This case will be held near where I live, and if I am available (and there is enough room for me in court) I would love to attend, but I don’t think that will happen. For many years Bill Cosby was a “positive role model” for just about “everyone.” He had power, intelligence, and a way to reach out to people. Whether or not he is found guilty or innocent, his legacy has been “severely damaged” by these charges. I cannot say for sure whether he did these things or not, but I do know that he can afford the best lawyers imaginable, and the burden of proof will not be on him. Given the amount of time that has passed and the “lack of credible evidence” it may be difficult to find Cosby guilty. That doesn’t necessarily mean that he didn’t do it, but charges need to be proven (in most cases beyond a shadow of a doubt) in a court of law. This will be an interesting case, and should generate a lot of money for the media. Stay tuned… Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
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