Bill Cosby

Trump Win Proves You Can't Be 'Your Own Kind' Of Feminist

Tara K. Reed | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Living
Tara K. Reed

After the U.S. election, I wanted to call myself a feminist. Especially as friends wept about the uncertain (and certain) future of a Trump America. Still, I can't. Because feminism is hiding too many racists and bigots. People who hear "Be your own kind of feminist" and place emphasis on "your own kind."

Bill Cosby's Lawyers Press Judge To Exclude His Deposition

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Living

Cosby's currently free on $1 million bail.

Truth Is, People You Love Are Capable Of Shitty Things

Mike Sholars | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Living
Mike Sholars

I'm just asking for all of us to take a second and really analyze what's happening when we knee-jerk defend a celebrity. Do we truly think they're incapable of doing the act in question? Or do we just need to believe that we didn't invest our love and energy in a bad place? Only children think that someone they love is infallible because of that love. So let's grow up.

Bill Cosby To Stand Trial In Decade-Old Sex Assault Case

CP | Maryclaire Dale and Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Living

The accuser claims Bill Cosby gave her three blue pills that put her in a stupor.

Judge Rejects Attempt To Halt Cosby's Trial

CP | Maryclaire Dale, The Associated Press | Posted 02.17.2016 | Canada

Cosby's lawyers asked for an immediate appeal to the Superior Court.

Here's The Problem With Political Correctness

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 02.04.2017 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

Since the 1980s, it's been used to diminish and discredit efforts to reduce racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, ableism and other forms of discrimination. But despite people like Donald Trump declaring "I'm so tired of this politically correct crap," the efforts remain because the issues have not gone away.

Judge Refuses To Throw Out Sex Assault Case Against Cosby

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Living

Common Pleas Judge Steven O'Neill issued the ruling after a hard-fought two-day hearing.

3 Important Questions About The Bill Cosby Charges

Lauren Messervey | Posted 12.31.2016 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

It finally happened. After months of accusations from over 50 women with horrific tales of sexual assault, Bill Cosby's luck has run out. On December 30th, 2015, Cosby stood before a judge, faced charges of indecent assault, and paid more money in bail than most people see in their lifetimes. If convicted, Cosby could face a mere $25,000 fine and ten years in prison. These are charges from only ONE of the women, Andrea Constand, who says she became friends with Cosby when she worked at Temple University.

Bill Cosby's Charges Show Us How The Legal System Fails Women

Marcia Sirota | Posted 12.31.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

I've been writing about the politics of sexual assault for a while now, and it seems apparent that for a woman who's been sexually assaulted, the decision to go to the police and to press charges is fraught with complications. She not only has to consider the discomfort of her assault becoming public knowledge, but she must face the daunting possibility that her reputation will be dragged through the mud by the defendant's attorney; that the DA will choose, as Mr. Coster did, not to prosecute; or that the judge will find for the defendant.

A Canadian Is The Woman Named In Cosby Sex Assault Charge

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Living

Andrea Constand was the first woman to come forward with allegations against Cosby.

Bill Cosby Mugshot Released

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Living

The actor has been charged with sexual assault.

Bill Cosby Charged With Sexual Assault In 2004 Pennsylvania Case (Updated)

CP | Maryclaire Dale, The Associated Press | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Living

"I go into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection. I am not stopped,'' Cosby testified.

When Women Accuse Powerful Men of Sexual Assault

Marcia Sirota | Posted 10.14.2016 | 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 08.13.2016 | 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 07.09.2016 | 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

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.