Bill Cosby

When Women Accuse Powerful Men of Sexual Assault

Marcia Sirota | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Here we are in 2015, and women who go public to accuse men of sexual assault end up being doubly attacked. First, they must deal with the physical and emotional trauma related to their experiences of assault, and second, they must contend with the negative reaction of the public and the ensuing damage to their reputations.

My Attitude Towards Bill Cosby's Accusers Revealed I'm Sexist

Jason Najum | Posted 08.13.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Najum

We didn't want to believe it. Not him. Politicians. Athletes. But not Dr. Huxtable. Please. Bill Cosby meant a lot to so many of us, a big part of why we were so slow to pass judgement. For those growing up in the 1960s and 1970s he was a clean cut comedian doing things the right way.

Revealed: Disturbing Details Of Bill Cosby's Pursuit Of Young Women

The Huffington Post Canada | Lisa Yeung | Posted 07.19.2015 | Canada Living

The graphic, 1,000-page deposition Bill Cosby fought so hard to keep from the public is a secret no longer. A New York Times exclusive reveals excerpts from the 2005 deposition that contained Cosby's own testimony.

Former 'Cosby Show' Co-Star: 'Of Course Bill Cosby Is Guilty'

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada Living

While many stars have admitted that they felt tortured about Bill Cosby’s alleged crimes, few have been so public about their feelings as Joseph C. ...

We Must Break the Silence to Bring an End to Rape Culture

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Whether we're talking about sexual assault, sexual abuse, rape, or date rape, it's important we don't get caught up in the semantics or the nuances of the language we choose. When I read the news stories about the accusations against Bill Cosby and Jian Ghomeshi, I shudder at the fact that for many of us, our first reaction is to dismiss, or question, the assertions brought forth by the "alleged" victims who after years of isolation and devastation, have finally arrived at a place where they feel they can speak out.

She's Been Sticking Up For Bill Cosby -- But She Can't Anymore

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Living

She's been sticking up for Bill Cosby all this time - but she can't anymore

Cosby Admitted To Drugging A Woman With Quaaludes: Documents

AP | Maryclaire Dale | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Living

"When you got the Quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these Quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?" "Yes."

Bill Cosby Thinks He Should Still Be Able To Give Advice On Education

AP | Lynn Elber, The Associated Press | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Living

The actor says his message is clear: "You want to go here or you want to be concerned about who is giving you the message?"

Heckler Takes On Cosby Over Rape Allegations

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Living

"I can't speak for those women, but I am determined to stand up with them and tell Mr. Cosby that he cannot simply avoid answering..."

Chelsea Handler: Bill Cosby Tried To 'Cosby' Me

The Huffington Post Canada | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada Living

Another celebrity has joined the chorus of Bill Cosby accusations; this time, it's comedian and TV personality Chelsea Handler. Handler even turned...

Bill Cosby Accuser's Mom Writes Letter To Cosby's Wife

CBC | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada

When William and Judy Thompson met comedian Bill Cosby in the late 1980s to discuss their teen daughter's modelling and acting career, they felt immed...

WATCH: Bill Cosby Finally Breaks Silence ... In His Pyjamas

The Huffington Post Canada | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Living

Bill Cosby has been notoriously silent since numerous women have accused him of sexual assault since last November. He's dodged journalists and eva...

Why Does Violence Against Women Stay Hidden in This Day and Age?

Kids Help Phone | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Living
Kids Help Phone

Why, in a time when we have more information available to us than ever, when WHO member states have adopted "a historic" resolution to address violence against women and girls, and when consent is being introduced into school curricula in some Canadian provinces, does violence against women still remain largely hidden?

Cosby Thanks Murphy For Not Mocking Him At SNL's 40th

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.20.2015 | Canada

"He will not kick a man when he is down."

The Most Heartbreaking Question My Daughter Ever Asked Me

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

No question from my oldest daughter has torn more at my heart. A discussion about never taking rides with strangers unexpectedly morphed into a talk about sexual assault. "Mom," she whispered tentatively. "Do you mean that someone can just sneak up and do THAT to me?" My heart lurched into my throat. Until that moment, my bright-eyed daughter lived blissfully unaware of the fact that women can be raped. I was rendered momentarily speechless.

NBC Brass: We Didn't React On Cosby Until It Was 'Critical'

HuffPost Canada TV | Amber Dowling | Posted 01.16.2015 | Canada TV

Last summer at the 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, NBC was as proud as its peacock logo to confirm it was moving ahead on a scr...

Model Pursues Criminal Charges Against Bill Cosby

AP | Anthony McCartney | Posted 01.14.2015 | Canada TV

LOS ANGELES - A model who claims Bill Cosby drugged and sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion met with Los Angeles police on Wednesday to pursue ...

Cosby's Canadian Fans Believe Comedian Innocent Until Charged

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2015 | Canada TV

Loud protesters, in-show hecklers and tense, tight security — Bill Cosby's Canadian fans bore it all to share a few laughs with the famous comedian ...

Cosby Protest Rises Up Inside Hamilton Show

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 01.09.2015 | Canada TV

A protest broke out inside the Hamilton theatre where comedian Bill Cosby performed on Friday night. Cosby wasn't long into his concert at the Hami...

Cosby Audience Gasps, Then Applauds After 'Drinking Around Me' Joke

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 01.08.2015 | Canada TV

Comedian Bill Cosby has been repeatedly accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women. So how did it go over at his London show on Thursday nig...

22 Minutes Ambushes Bill Cosby

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 01.08.2015 | Canada TV

Bill Cosby received a warm welcome from fans in Kitchener Wednesday night, but This Hour Has 22 Minutes made sure that the American comedian could not...

Protesters Shout 'Shame' Outside Cosby Concert In London

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada TV

HAMILTON - Bill Cosby called for calm, saying he and his fans "hold no enemies" after protesters disrupted the final performance of his three-city Can...

What I Did on the Night I Was Supposed to See Bill Cosby's Show

Shonna Bechtel | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Living
Shonna Bechtel

I don't feel I can sit and watch Bill Cosby on stage and not think about what those 29 women have said. I saw that there was an alternate event being held the same night as a fundraiser in support of sexual assault survivors. It felt like an event that I could attend, have a good time and feel good about.

Bill Cosby Ambushed By This Hour Has 22 Minutes

CBC | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada TV

CBC comedy show "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" ambushed American comedian Bill Cosby as the controversial comedian left a theatre in Kitchener, Ont., las...

Cosby Protested In Kitchener As 3 More Women Come Forward

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 01.08.2015 | Canada TV

Bill Cosby was hit with fresh allegations of sexual assault from three women just as protesters gathered outside the comedian's show in Kitchener, Ont...