I’m shocked it actually happened but I’m so glad it did.
Bill Cosby was found guilty of all three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and molesting a woman in 2004. Until Cosby is sentenced, he’s free on $1 million bail and under house arrest. He’s lucky. The judge could have tossed him in jail.
The ex-”America’s Dad” is, of course, maintaining his innocence and will appeal his conviction. His defense team says he’s the victim of a “public lynching.”
I hate to tell you this, Bill, but you’re not the victim. The victims are the 60 women who’ve come forward to say you sexually abused them during the last 50 years. Yes, 50 years.
That’s how long you’ve gotten away with behavior Beyond Bad, even as you masqueraded as a paragon of virtue. Like the times you sanctimoniously lectured young men about wearing baggy pants.
What, did you think they were going to fall down or something? Heck, your pants dropped frequently — and they weren’t even baggy. What’s your excuse? That you’re a serial sexual predator?
As you might have guessed, I have a lot of pent-up anger against you because of What You Did To Women. And I’ve wanted to release it for a good long time. But since I respect the principle of innocent until proven guilty, I kept my mouth shut.
But now that you’ve been found guilty, I can publicly cheer the courageous women who made that happen. And tell you what I really think.
Despite your power, your prominence, your money and your revered status, your victims came forward. And told the world What You Did To Them. When they didn’t want you to.
It made me sick to my stomach to hear you and your lawyers use words like “consensual.” Consensual doesn’t mean slipping quaaludes or Benadryl into an unsuspecting woman’s drink … oh wait, there were unsuspecting girls, too, with some of your accusers still in their teens.
And then, apparently depending on your mood, you fondled or violated or raped them while they were immobilized or passed out cold and couldn’t fight back.
Sorry, Bill, but that’s not “consensual.” It’s cowardly. Beyond the terrible fact that you preyed on women, you resorted to drugging them to get your sick kicks. Or maybe you thought if they were unconscious or otherwise unable to protest, you’d never get caught.
Because you could just deny the assaults or say without contradiction that they Wanted It.
But not anymore, Bill, because your perverted party is over. You can appeal all you want, but even if you manage to win, it won’t do you much good.
You’re likely looking at a ton of civil suits. Your reputation is shot, your honorary degrees have been rescinded and your TV shows pulled off the air.
Sorry to break this to you, Bill, but Cliff Huxtable is history. From now on, you’re Bill Cosby. Convicted Felon.