Bill Cosby: ‘I only expect the black media’ to remain ‘neutral’

Bill Cosby

Something in Bill Cosby must have snapped after Beverly Johnson’s powerful essay about how he drugged her in the 1980s. Her story, along with all of the other sexual assault claims, paint a compelling picture (one that cannot be ignored). According to all these allegations, Cosby got away with his misdeeds for decades. He’s only upset because he’s finally being called out in a huge way. Cosby tried to make fun of his press ordeal during his comedy routine. He also tried to pressure a journalist into deleting his refusal to talk about the accusations. Thank goodness the AP released that video, which goes miles in revealing what lengths Cosby will to go in an effort to protect his “fatherly” reputaton.

Cosby hasn’t said much about the accusations against him, but he’s has had enough of this downfall business. He couldn’t resist talking to the New York Post. Here’s Cosby digging a bigger hole and trying to make everything about race:

Bill Cosby broke his silence Friday, albeit briefly, to lecture the media on remaining “neutral” and to say that his wife is standing by him.

Reached at his Massachusetts home, the star declined to address the rape and sex abuse allegations from an ever-growing list of women that now includes supermodel Beverly Johnson.

Instead, Cosby, 77, said that the African-American media — for which this reporter often writes — should be impartial.

“Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind,” Cosby said.

The comedian, who is being represented by the Manhattan-based crisis-management company Hiltzik Strategies and attorneys Martin Singer and John B. Schmitt, said he has been advised not to talk to reporters about the ongoing allegations. More than two dozen women have publicly claimed that the Fat Albert creator drugged and raped them. The allegations span at least four decades, beginning in the 1960s.

Cosby sounded upbeat on the phone, but said he couldn’t address the specific allegations.

He did, however, wax poetic when asked how his wife of more than a half-century, Camille Cosby, was holding up under the strain of the allegations.

“Love and the strength of womanhood,” he said. “Let me say it again, love and the strength of womanhood. And, you could reverse it, the strength of womanhood and love.”

Then Cosby cut off the conversation. “They don’t want me talking to the media,” he said.

[From Page Six]

Ugh. This guy is so shameless. He has the nerve to talk about the “strength of womanhood” with all that’s been revealed. Cosby is still trying to manipulate people into doing his bidding. He can’t resist using his celebrity to lay the guilt on thick with what he calls “the black media.” Of course he refuses to talk about the actual claims against him. Because he believes people are zeroing in on him because of his race. Not because of his actions. He’s so transparent.

Bill Cosby

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  1. Farah says:

    So basically he’s expecting the community that he has spent YEARS looking down on, and shaming to support him now when the white media finally turned on him. Jackass.

    • writeitoff says:

      +1

    • Babalon says:

      Nope. I believe the expectation is that he thinks he can hide from the allegations by making this about race. I’ve said it on Twitter but I’ll repeat it here…

      Cosby, you are not being attacked by the media for being black and successful. You are being scrutinized because you are a serial rapist.

      • Gea says:

        Playing a racist card, even his latest accuser is African American woman.. But how low he will still go, it is still to be seen.

      • MaiGirl says:

        He can play victim of a racist conspiracy and also have the hubris to automatically assume that his community will rally around him, despite his criticisms. Hell, OJ did it!

      • AntiSocialButterfly says:

        This, one hundred percent. It was exactly my first thought. Just another example of the regularity with which he manipulates others. What a Svengalian b@stard. Actually, if I take a step back and look at the totality of his offenses, and his responses to them, he comes off as nothing less than a sociopath.

    • Kipi says:

      For real. This loser has made snarky comments about the black community for years just to get a couple of brownie points from the Fox News set and their ilk. And now that he’s in trouble he expects them to come and save his ass? Get effed.

    • QQ says:

      You’re getting the Gist of it, sure, yeah… and ya’ll JUST KNOW! that if he wasnt in hot water right now he’d be in Fox News Patronizing about Mike Brown and Eric Gardner and Tamir Rice You .just.KNOW.IT

      • Nicole says:

        Yup. The man is a sociopath and a total disappointment. Guess we know what to think of fools who think white privilege is a well deserved right.

      • Santia says:

        Of course he would! He’d be another Charles Barkley. But, of course, all the blacks he’s thumbed his nose at for years are supposed to line up behind him and support him. Because — let’s be honest — he’s not asking for black media to remain “neutral,” he’s asking them to negate the allegations against him, no matter how many women come forward.

    • Lovelee412 says:

      If I was a black media member I would be SO effend by this statement!!! Yuck, how dare you basically say that all black media support you by staying neutral in this sick hobby you have! This isn’t about skin color, it’s about being a horrible person who did horrible things to women. I really wish it wasn’t all about skin color. Ugh!! I don’t care what color skin you have or if you even have skin…you are a sick, horrible person and THAT is all that matters.

      • T.C. says:

        He is so clueless and tone deaf. If anything this is going to piss of “the Black Media” and have them going strong on him if the Beverly Johnson piece didn’t already do it. No journalist or journalist group regardless of skin color likes to be considered lapdogs or shills or favorably biased to a particular celebrity. He tried to influence NPR and AP. They both didn’t fall for his BS threats nor will “The Black Media”. He just dug his own grave.
        You are a sick serial Rapist who can only get it up by knocking women out and raping their sleeping bodies. You Sicko.

    • Ann says:

      The white media hasn’t even “turned on him”. All they do now is report on what they have known all along. And only because of the comment Hannibal Buress made and the ensuing impact/chatter on social media.

      • Santia says:

        How dare you speak the truth! He is so narcissistic and self-absorbed that he can’t see that no one is making up lies about him, they are simply airing what these dozens of women have said.

    • -slow claps- Exactly this.

    • Brittney B says:

      EXACTLY.

      He has never shown loyalty to the black community. Quite the contrary. I’m glad these reporters aren’t doing his bidding. Beverly Johnson was spot-on when she said that if anything, he’s the exception to the rule of the vulnerable and persecuted black man. He has POWER, and he has never been shy about using it to distance himself from his race. (He’s also transparent and vile.)

    • Amy says:

      This X A MILLION!!! Dude has got some freaking nerve (obviously)!

      The sheer irony of those who always make moral condemnations of others having the dirtiest closets never fails to be true. It’s all coming out now Bill, no more Dr. Cosby for you.

    • Alexis says:

      He’s also presuming hardcore sexism. Even if we assume a community is more inclined to give the benefit of the doubt to one of their own, he’s raped many black women, including Beverly Johnson, who has no incentive to lie, and frankly has reasons to stay silent. Cosby is assuming black media doesn’t care about black women at all, which is very bold. Why wouldn’t the black media be tougher, given that it’s probable that the majority of his victims are black?

    • Dena says:

      Thank you!!!! Now is not the time to trade on his blackness. He gets NO sympathy here. Never have liked Mr. Jello pudding & didn’t really like Fat Albert too much. So, as far as I am concerned, he can go take his ecstasy pills (or whatever he was using to knock women out) & go “F” himself. Sexual predation is wrong. In the black community. In the white community. And all the world over. F-him. Too bad those values weren’t taught in Philly when he was a boy.

  2. Kiddo says:

    Oh brother. Bill gets to define who real women are and who real black people are, by virtue of how they stand with him. That pedestal he built for himself is enormous.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      Sadly, he didn’t build it alone. People blew smoke up his a** for decades, of course he thinks he’s untouchable because for the longest time he was.

      • Janet says:

        This ^^ in spades.

      • M says:

        Agree! The part that bothers me the most is all the people around him that let his sick behavior continue & enabled him. He is one sick pos but it was the people around him that helped cover his crimes & so they continued for decades. He is the only one responsible for his crimes but I hope people reevaluate the idea of turning a blind eye.

    • I Choose Me says:

      I make it a point not to hate anybody but I am currently filled with seething hatred for this man. He’s so casually smug, so coldly callous. I just . . . I can’t. He makes me literally sick to my stomach.

  3. Ag says:

    rapist, sit down and stop lecturing anyone, ever, on any standards.

  4. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    He has no shame. As for his wife “standing by him,” no surprise there, since she has known all along, from what I’ve read.

    • Kiddo says:

      I was giving her benefit of doubt, but she is letting him speak for her. However, him speaking FOR HER may be symptomatic of the entire relationship. Why isn’t she speaking for herself?

      • Loopy says:

        She is clearly under his spell, I cant she was sitting beside him grinning and nodding her head in approval.

      • Kiddo says:

        I know Loopy, but to me, that was SO BIZARRE as to be an incredibly inappropriate response to the circumstances. SO much so, that she is either a victim, or an equal sociopath. Looking annoyed at the reporter would have made more sense emotionally. Maybe there was some kind of internal glee that the question was put forth? I don’t know, strange.

      • Frida_K says:

        Camille and the wife of that evil man at Penn–Jerry Sandusky–both of them. I really wonder at what is and was going through their heads.

        Maybe because they are of another generation?

        I’m trying to be generous when it’s really incomprehensible no matter how old one is.

        Ok, forget it.

      • Ag says:

        this reminded me of the way that women let their men molest their own children, or are surprised when their men turned out to be serial killers and such. it’s either willful ignorance, or she’s just as much as sociopath as he is.

      • Kiddo says:

        Yeah, I think I’m feeling a bit less in defense of her, since she is letting him direct the narrative.

        I think Oprah should give her a call and get the interview.

      • Ugh, that’s what creeped me out too. I am a HORRIBLE liar. When I am asked about something that I have lied about (or by omission), then I get these weird tics–I start playing with my hands, my nails, I blink a lot because I end up super focused on who’s talking to me (generally my mom, because she can scare the hell out of me sometimes)–in short, she knows whenever I’m either lying, or not saying something.

        If someone had asked me about the rape allegations to my husband, the last thing I would be doing is smiling and nodding like a freaking bobble head dog. I would either be shocked (because I had no clue), or I’d get all nervous and look at him (because I knew the douchebag did it, or was lying about SOMETHING)…….

        She is freaking brainwashed, or she just doesn’t care.

    • Jem says:

      Maybe she’s terrified of him. What he calls ‘strong woman’ may be code between them for ‘obedient dog’.

      • Janet says:

        Or even worse, maybe Camille just didn’t want to lose that hefty meal ticket.

      • Brandii says:

        Oh Janet ;ets be real. Shes been married to him for decades, had kids with him, no divorce court would let her walk away without a substantial take home. Shes catered for life whether she stays or leaves and has been for awhile. Also she has never been a Beverly Hill Real Housewives type with all the glitz

        Its far more likely that she is afraid of him and has found ways to survive the abuse. Can you begin to imagine what it must have been like to be married to the man whos described in those stories. All the women have said that his anger is a strange and scary thing to witness. That when angry he is both physically and emotionally abusive.

        He must have spent the last 40 years reminding her that nobody would believe her. Or that she deserved whatever he did. Or that she didnt satisfy him and forced him to seek other women out. Until further evidence, I do believe that she is a victim here too. And I can think of nothing worse than the public rushing to victimise her yet again for the actions of a tormentor.

      • Nicole says:

        Yes! What Brandi said should be the public stance until proven otherwise, I think.

      • Kiddo says:

        Now I’m equivocating about her again. That was my first impression, that she was under thumb.

    • Snazzy says:

      The whole thing is sick sick sick. And the whole “black media” card? Give me a break.
      As for the wife … I just don’t understand why she’s still standing by him in all of this. Was she complicit somehow? Is she abused herself? Does she only care about money?

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I don’t know. I guess I should fall one way or the other, but like Kiddo, I’m back and forth as to whether she’s a victim or co-perpetrator.

  5. Anna says:

    He is such a sack of dog shit it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. So much I could say about this statement, but I really don’t want to wast anymore time thinking of this shit.

  6. Luca76 says:

    He’s just so despicable. Sadly I know there are still people in the AA community that think he’s being set up so I wouldnt be surprised if this story gets ignored or diminished by mainstream Black media.

  7. doofus says:

    “the strength of womanhood” is apparently what he tries to suppress when he (allegedly) drugged all of those women.

    sounds to me that it’s something he resents about his wife, not celebrates.

  8. Ginger says:

    Just playing devils advocate here, but his saying that he expects only the African American media to remain impartial and to uphold standards of excellence, isn’t he also guilty of being racist? You can’t have it both ways. He’s just mad that the victims involved are finally taking a public stand against him and desperate now that it’s going to hurt his career. He really is shameless.

    • Kiddo says:

      I don’t think it was racist. I think it was ‘code’ for the conspiracy theory of him being taken down because he is black and powerful.
      He is using everything in his arsenal to make this go away.

      • Which is a little racist to assume that all white people have nothing better to do than to knock powerful black people off of their pedestals. No. It’s just that people hate serial rapists. That’s how I read it myself.

      • Kiddo says:

        I don’t necessarily think he believes that. He tried discounting the women as attention hungry and money seekers. Beverly Johnson addressed her internal conflict of coming forward because of the very stilted way society views black men. He is capitalizing on any direction that will take heat off of him. He doesn’t care about black media anymore than white media; he is looking for anyone to carry the baton for him, so he selected an emotional hot button issue to save his own ass.

      • Dena says:

        Much like Clarence Thomas & the so-called high tech lynching. It’s called trying to save his own ass. No doubt across racial categories & gender he will have allies. People who commit heinous acts usually have an ally or two. But Bill should go down hard on this one.

    • Maria says:

      Nope, expecting excellence from black media only isn’t racist, it’s understandable considering how quick white media is to denigrate blacks-or ANY minority in this country.

      Now, calling upon black media to be neutral given the years he spent putting down his own people is definitely hypocritical.

      I completely agree with the rest of your post.

      Beverly’s story, I think, really drove home to many people the truth behind these allegations–for that I’m truly happy, however, I’m utterly disgusted at how dismissive the general populace has been to the other +20 victims.

      As a survivor who never came forward, I completely understand why so many women opted for silence.

      Yes, rape is a physical/sexual violation, however, the true violation (at least for me and I’m sure many of you) is the mental violation: the shame, doubt, denial, self blame, disbelief, and loss of agency I went through took years to recover.

      If in 2014 people are so quick to not believe these women, why the hell would they have come out in the 60s/70s/80s?

      May the remainder of his days be filled with pain and suffering, I meant that, quite literally too.

      • M says:

        + 1000. I detest the comments “why didn’t they come forward earlier?”. Look at how they have been treated and you have your answer. Thirty, twenty, ten years ago it would have worse!

  9. Snazzy says:

    I am so disgusted by all of this …

  10. Talie says:

    It’s hilarious how he thinks he has any power left. The black media never respected him because he didn’t respect the black community in this country.

    • FingerBinger says:

      That’s not true. Magazines like Jet and Ebony put Cosby on their covers for years. He’s received NAACP image awards. There were many in the black media and black community that agreed with Cosby.

  11. Jem says:

    The really depressing part for me is that he likely believes every word. He probably genuinely sees himself as the victim here. He can get called out till the end of time; he’ll never own what he did and he will never be sorry. It’s got nothing to with race, and it’s probably alot more common than anyone knows. Entitled, narcissitic, showbiz egomaniac….

  12. Nicolette says:

    Black or white, rape is color blind. He is a predator who has gotten away with his crimes for years and is grasping at straws now. Give it up Bill, you’re a rapist and you know it. One wonders just how you can sleep at night.

  13. scout says:

    There you go! Another control freak who wants “black” media this time to save his a..!!

  14. Ellie66 says:

    And a health-crisis coming soon! He is just despicable! Karma is coming for his butt. Pervy old man BLEH!

    • Jag says:

      Oh yes. I fully expect him to have some sort of “crisis” that puts him in a suite at the hospital in 2015 when he realizes this isn’t going away.

      Then when that doesn’t work, he’ll go into rehab for sex addiction. Ugh!

  15. Erandyn says:

    Things must be pretty dire in Camp Cosby for them to resort to playing the race card. He must be feeling desperate. Good.

  16. funcakes says:

    Ahhh,true sign of guilt. Yes,let’s play the race card. Why would Dr Cosby want the lowly community he had spent years admonishing to help him out? Next thing you know he’s going to blame white liberal media for making those women come forward to tarnish his good name. Please!

  17. Jayna says:

    Now he’s sounding like Sarah Palin, except it’s the big, bad liberal media, that she considers everything except Faux News and Rush Limbaugh.

    I haven’t seen the news organizations attacking him or over-covering it. Things like DailyMail cover it every day, but they would cover this every day if it were a white person. Basically, he’s desperate. Remember, Bill, when you criticized black women because they were having eight babies by eight different fathers and chastising them for naming their children names like “Shaniqua”? “Eight different fathers” seemed so condescending and a huge exaggeration even of the women who do have different fathers for their children and have become Welfare families through generations, as you were talking about. How does that help the issue when you are dismissive to such a degree, instead of delivering and discussing in a non-attack manner about certain issues that you felt were within the black community that you wanted to address in your speech?

    • LAK says:

      The Daily Mail HAS been covering a case called ‘operation yewtree’ which started when it was discovered at his death that a beloved celebrity called Jimmy Saville had spent decades sexually abusing children, women etc.

      DM has put that story as front and centre since it began several months ago.

      That case has taken in several formerly beloved celebrities like Rolf Harris.( Anglo-Australian Broadcaster so beloved by everyone. He had a similar cuddly image to Bill Cosby)

      When Ian Watkins, lead singer of band ‘ lost prophets’ was also paraded in their pages when he was convicted of pedophilia and attempting to coerce his fans into letting him rape their babies – yes…Babies!!!!

      I’d actually say that the DM has been reporting Bill Cosby more cautiously than they normally do other celebrity mis-conduct.

      Or perhaps UK celebrities are unknown to Americans and so you guys don’t notice the banner headlines.

      • I’ve been reading them. That’s how I found out about that singer–that freaked me out!

        And yes–they’ve just been straight reporting on Cosby and anyone associated with him (Beverly Johnson, etc)–but nothing accusatory or ‘gossipy’….

  18. kibbles says:

    If only all of the media were as impartial and misogynistic as Don Lemon, Bill Cosby would not have to worry about these silly rape accusations.

    Cosby should hire a PR professional because he just lost more of his dwindling fan base with that ignorant comment.

  19. kri says:

    When Beverly Johnson came out the other day with her own horrible experience, she said she partly kept it to herself (to parse) for the plight of young black men-I think she mentioned Trayvon Martin and others who had suffered or died because of racial injustice.Cosby is now trying to use “the black media”. His arrogance and hypocrisy are sickening. HE is the predator, the attacker, the aggressor. Trayvon was just an innocent kid who was murdered. Bill is an evil bastard. We know what you are, Bill. To me, your color isn’t important. I don’t care about your fame, money or power. You are NOTHING but a rapist.

  20. qtpi says:

    Have any of the ladies of the Cosby show come out to defend him? Raven only said “keep me out of this”.

    Can’t imagine being Camille and what she has seen over the years. She reminds me of the wife of the Penn State pedophile. I think deep down they do know but they keep playing along.

  21. NewWester says:

    Why has none of the people he worked with on the Cosby Show or his other projects come out and defended him? Their silence speaks volumes. Unfortunately I think there is more crap to hit the fan.

    • FingerBinger says:

      I have a different take on that. I think their silence = support.

    • kibbles says:

      I’m sure some of them were very close to Bill Cosby and looked up to him as a friend or a father figure. It is difficult to come to terms with the fact that a good friend or family member might have a dark side you never knew about. It’s shocking and it rocks you to your core because it makes you re-evaluate your own judgment and why you could not see the truth for so long. Another possibility is that some of the cast and/or crew actually knew what he was doing and kept quiet to keep their jobs, keep the show going, and to maintain the facade of Bill Cosby as Cliff Huxtable. I stated in a previous post about Cosby that I think some of his business associates knew and were accomplices in luring women and trapping them in a room alone with Cosby as well as covering up his tracks. At this point most of the cast and crew probably want to be left out of it. They are probably shocked, saddened, disappointed, and disgusted, but they also do not want to betray a man who has given them so much.

    • Dolce crema says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if he did not do his drug and rape thing in front of/to his shows cast. It seems like something he’d try not long after meeting the victims. If you don’t know either way, why comment?

  22. Nuzzybear says:

    So, the black media is supposed to take a “wait and see” approach when 20+ women (many being black) come forward with nearly the same story? What a horrible thing to say about black media. From what I know of black culture, assaulted women’s stories are not dismissed out of hand.

    It’s sexist more than racist – he expects them to take the man’s side of the story instead of the many women’s side.

  23. Janet says:

    I was on the fence about Cosby until Beverly Johnson spoke up. Not any more. It’s possible a few of the women may be lying for a fast buck but all of them? No damn way. As a black woman I used to look up to Cosby as a role model. Some of what he said about certain elements in the black community (talking smack is cool, school is for chumps, parents who refuse to set an example for their children, etc.) was spot-on. I’ve seen kids who came up like that and I’ve seen the results. Now he turns out to be a f*cking rapist. I feel betrayed.

    • Ann says:

      I am not quite sure I understand how only Beverly Johnson made you change your mind. Do you SERIOUSLY, as a woman, in your heart of heart believe that TWENTY women will lie about having being drugged/raped by Cosby?

      As women, we have to respect, trust and honor each other more.

      • Janet says:

        Please re-read my comment. I never said all of them were lying. I said it was possible that a few of them were. I think the great majority, if not all of them, are telling the truth.

      • Kiddo says:

        Janet, I understood and I think it is possible for a couple not to be legit. Beverly Johnson did lend credibility to the story and that’s why he took off with the same narrative, for his own benefit.

  24. JessSaysNo says:

    Bill Cosby is the absolute worst. He is going for the same “victory” that Michael Jackson and OJ got within the black media. When people turn good vs. evil into black vs. white, they come out looking awful. I have the say that the black community did not look good when they cheered for an obviously guilty OJ to go free. Or when they fully supported MJ while accusing child victims of lying. I have no idea why it comes down to that, black vs. white. The point here is that what Bill Cosby did has nothing to do with race, it has to do with a sick and evil man. I cannot believe his last ditch effort is “only black people will turn a blind eye to my crimes and still praise me because I have talent.”

    Infuriating.

    • Janet says:

      As part of the black community you denigrate for cheering for an obviously guilty OJ, let me say you completely missed the point. OJ went free because the prosecution screwed up its case. I think he was guilty as hell but you can’t convict on a gut feeling. You have to convict on the evidence. And some of the evidence in that case was so tainted by incompetence that it called all of it into question. Blame the police and the prosecutors for doing a lousy job but don’t insult the black community by blaming us for their mistakes.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        Sorry, but there was plenty of hard evidence to conclude a guilty verdict in the OJ trial. It was die-hard loyalty that sent him free. Loyalty that he never reciprocated to the very people who loved him and ultimately secured his freedom. I watched that trial every day and I work for the courts. The evidence was there. The police did make mistakes and the coupe de grace` was presenting evidence of the police chief who used racial slurs. That’s all the jury needed to cancel out the entirey of the hard evidence against OJ. They were looking for a way to find him innocent and the racial slurs were all they needed.

      • JessSaysNo says:

        Janet- You are the one who has missed the point entirely. I’m not talking about the legal aspects of the OJ case, I’m talking about the fact that the black community turned the entire case into “persecuted black man” even though there was PLENTY of evidence to suggest he was guilty. In no way did I suggest it was the black communities FAULT that the police screwed up. But OJ played the race card well and the fact that he was supported almost whole-heartedly by the black community was a testament to how terrible race relations remain in our country.

        Tippy- I agree. The race card is literally all he has left in terms of saving his fan base. The people he called out for sagging their pants and abandoning their kids is now his only hope at remaining a somewhat respected human being. The fact that he is calling for “black journalists” to give him special treatment and act like he is being falsely accused because of racism is PATHETIC and disrespectful to any journalist, regardless of skin color.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Regardless of whether or not you believed the case was proved against him, it was hard to watch all of those people cheering and jumping up and down when an innocent man and woman had been slaughtered and their families were exiting the courthouse. It was as unfeeling a thing as I have ever witnessed.

    • Tippy says:

      From a crisis intervention perspective, changing the narrative to Persecuted Black Man is a fairly reliable trick.

      It will galvanize support for Cosby and force the media to take a more defensive posture.

      Cosby knows that he can never be held criminally or civilly liable for his alleged crimes and is only concerned with the Court of Public Opinion.

      Playing the race card can only help himself at this stage.

  25. Murphy says:

    I took this to mean that he expects the black media to keep covering up for him in a show of solidarity, right? –thats pretty insulting.

    • tarheel says:

      As a friend said today, it’s very much a plea for “Help a brother out,” even though that brother has been lambasting and insulting the “black community” for years.

  26. ickythump says:

    If I was black I would be grossly offended that BC would think I would turn a blind eye to his offences because he happened to have the same colour skin as me – ‘a despicable human being. He should be in jail.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      I know. He’s not the first to do that. Doesn’t he realize that “his people” don’t want him representing them? No more than I, as a white woman, would stick up for Charles Manson. I’m embarrassed we’re of the same race and I wouldn’t turn a blind eye to anything that takes us backward.

  27. Penelope says:

    He’s demented, evil, and sick. Now he’s desperately playing the race card? Just seriously stomach-turning stuff here.

  28. lower-case deb says:

    “uphold the standards of journalism”
    Mr Cosby, please stop taking advice from gamersgate. eh birds of a feather.

    gawd his face is unbearably smug. like i can’t even look at him without boiling over.

  29. manjit says:

    The arrogance and narcissism displayed by this man reminds me so much of Jimmy Saville. They both created an image of themselves as charitable men whilst hinting at the darkness of their characters and targeted victims they felt would not be creditable should they reveal what was done to them. I just hope Cosby’s victims get some justice while he’s still alive, something that was denied the victims of Saville.

  30. Dawn says:

    Sorry Bill you completely lost me with that statement. I have zero opinion on what you may or may not have done to these women but to think that I would be more likely to convict you based on my skin color is ridiculous. Good luck dude.

  31. shizwhat says:

    Wait what? I’m a racist because he likes to drug and rape women?

  32. JenniferJustice says:

    I don’t see how the white media turned on him when many of his victims have been African-American women who simply told their story. Way to play the race card Raper Cosby!

  33. funcakes says:

    I remember when Jamie Fox put out a film named Booty Call. Cosby criticized him for calling the movie by that name and went into his same bs about the black community. This wad the same time Cosby was on trial with a woman claiming to be his daughter. He paid her mother child support for years because he did not want the relationship to hit the press. The young lady wanted a relationship with him and he wanted her to go away. He even took her on a tour of the set of his show. Somehow they went to court and it turned out that she was not his biological child and he paid child support for years. She even went to jail.
    Jamie Fox called him out on this and Bill shut the f### up!

    • Jayna says:

      She was his biological child, I thought. She later on was trying to extort money. So effectively his own daughter went to jail. I could be wrong.

      • Kim1 says:

        Another man claimed to be her biological father.
        Bill’s rep said he can’t confirm Bill gave that quote about Black media. The rep spoke to Today show.
        Beverly Johnson is on The View right now.Whoopie is asking her did she ask the doorman what happened? Wasn’t she concerned about what drug she was given? Wouldn’t she have gone to get checked out by doctor.To find out what she injested.Whoopie is still loyal to Cosby.She also said Rudin’ and Pascal comments about Obama were not racist.

      • Janet says:

        Time magazine ran photos of the girl and the other man who claimed to be her biological father. The two of them look exactly alike.

      • M says:

        Kim1- whoopie needs to zip it. She is a disgrace.

  34. Becca says:

    PUT HIM IN JAIL AND THROW AWAY THE KEY.

  35. anne_000 says:

    It isn’t the non-black media that made this story come out again. It’s the women, including one or more black victim.

    From what I remember and got from him during the Trayvon Martin situation, Cosby said it was about Zimmerman having a gun. He didn’t want to go any further than that in any way. Didn’t want to commit himself to being on Trayvon’s side. But now that it’s about him, it’s all about race? What? How convenient, self-centered, and self-serving.

    I saw a DM article title that Spelman College suspended the Bill and Olivia Chair even though they gave $20 (?) million to that college. So now is Cosby going to re-label certain colleges as not ‘Black’ enough like he did with the news media?

    And Cosby is going to sue the then-15-year-old victims who said he assaulted them at the Playboy mansion. But why not go after all the victims? Why just pick on two? Is it because he’s scared to dispute all of them?

    Iirc, I read an article years ago how Mrs. Cosby wouldn’t want to divorce him because that would make her lose position and influence in certain social circles and even among high-end retail clerks and others that ‘serve’ the rich and famous. She noticed that ex-es of such men don’t get the type of respect and attention that current wives do.

    Some people are wondering if she knew as if women don’t get involved in these types of situations. To them, I say that it’s not a gender thing. Women can be perverts and bad people too.

    • Re: the Playboy mansion
      I read something on the DM, when one of the models spoke up–she said she knew a lot of women/models in the Mansion that he messed around with/drugged, but none of them wanted to come forward. Probably only 2 are coming forward, and that’s why he’s suing them.

      • anne_000 says:

        My point is why isn’t he now suing ALL of the women who have spoken up throughout the years. Iirc, he’s done so in the past or paid them off or used their lawyers on them.

        I think it’s suspicious that he’s not doing that with all of his victims now. I wonder if he’s scared to do so because they could file a class action suit against him and make his legal position weaker?

      • tarheel says:

        He also is such a sociopath he doesn’t get that only calling a few liars, or suing a few, means he is basically saying the rest of the women are truthful, or why isn’t he suing all of them, too?

    • M says:

      I agree with your comment on Camille. I feel like we sometimes jump to the ” she must be a victim too”. Maybe she’s just as sick as him?

  36. Izzy says:

    So he has a crisis PR firm, and still he says this to the media?

    Well, someone isn’t taking the advice he’s paying for. Perhaps he should stuff his face with some Jello pudding pops and shut up.

    • doofus says:

      you just reminded me of Eddie Murphy recounting his conversation with Cosby about the bad language he (Murphy) used in his act…

      …to which Murphy replied (I seem to recall) “Bill, have a Coke and a smile and shut the F up!”

    • word says:

      I don’t think Jello wants anything to do with him anymore.

  37. jodabell says:

    I understand the statute of limitations but has there ever been an instance where the highest person/department in American law can override and bring criminal proceedings? It’s too sad to think of this monster being out there free even though he will never escape it. ..

  38. Kim1 says:

    Camille released a statement
    We are wrong Bill is the “true victim”

    • M says:

      Just read that! She never denies the accusations & either has he. Just “you should vet the victim”. All 20+ of them?! And I do think his victims have been “vetted”, ie- raked over the coals. He also has settled with women so I think he already vetted those himself. It’s really sick & I feel pity (and contempt) for his wife. I’m disgusted she compared it to the Rolling Stone article on the UofV rape but damn it’s a smart (barf) pr move.

  39. St says:

    The most amazing thing is that he had wife all that time he was raping women. And she is still with him.

    • jenniferjustice says:

      If we stop looking at him as Dr. Huxtable and pudding guy who loves kids and start looking at him as a sexual predator, his wife , the roles he played and his intolerance for the black community’s struggle are all very well thought out strategies and steps to craft a persona with a specific and purposeful intent to deceive. Its just hard for us to bring the real evil man to the front. We still from habit see the Cosby we’ve always believed at the front and this rapist we’re still trying to comprehend as an appendage. But its not. The rapist is the real Cosby. The rest was a mask. His wife is part of the mask as are his children and the whole family man facade. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t love them – as much as a sexual predator can love. But they also served his agenda.

      I for one believe his wife has always known and was complicit. I do not view her as a victim… At all. Most all psychiatrists and behaviorists who’ve interviewed serial predators whether they be pedophiles or rapists, knew something If not alot. They have low self esteem no matter what front they put out there and don’t want to leave them. They learn to compartmentalize and ignore it. That is evil too. Non-action is a choice and one that knowingly allows continued victimization of innocents. A woman’s desire to maintain the life she has with her mate cannot take precedent over the well being of society. Where is her humanity not to mention loyalty to her fellow women? and some of his victims were so young – shame on her. I would like to see these wives charged as accomplices or at the very least with depraved indifference.

  40. Lucy2 says:

    The only thing I want to hear him say publicly is an admission of guilt and an apology. Until then, he needs to just go away.

    • Other Kitty says:

      If he admitted guilt and said he was sorry, no one would accept the apology. In today’s culture, the masses jump on any mistake, demand an apology, and then say the apology wasn’t “heartfelt” or “sincere”. Then the person is continually vilified and usually loses his or her job. Then fast forward to a comeback two years later.

      Oh and I believe the women. He will never apologize because he doesn’t think he’s done anything wrong. The only thing he’s sorry about is that people are calling him out.

  41. Debutante says:

    This guy is such a scumbag..

    . A lifelong criminal. He should be in jail for what little remains of his life.

  42. tarheel says:

    His wife released a victim-shaming and victim-defaming statement today that was just beyond disgusting. Even more so when you remember that Carla Ferrigno, one of Cosby’s victims, said it was apparent Camille knew what was going on, especially since Carla was drugged in the Cosby house soon after Camille left the room.

  43. LAK says:

    Shame Bill Cosby Shame!

  44. TOPgirl says:

    Bill Cosby gives me the heebie jeebies! He’s like a serial “Dexter” who blend in well into society, people like him, and no one suspects him of his bad deeds.