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He also has represented boxer Mike Tyson, rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and a Playboy bunny.
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He thinks half of Cosby's alleged 60 victims made up their stories.
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As a victim, as a woman who was not believed, as someone who has had to live with the trauma of being abused for the better part of a decade, I really feel for Camille Cosby right now. What horror would she have to face in admitting that 59 women can't be wrong?
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Jurors deliberated more than 52 hours over six days.
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She said she would want similar support if "the tables were turned.''
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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."
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Cosby's currently free on $1 million bail.
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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.
The accuser claims Bill Cosby gave her three blue pills that put her in a stupor.
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Cosby's lawyers asked for an immediate appeal to the Superior Court.
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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.
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Common Pleas Judge Steven O'Neill issued the ruling after a hard-fought two-day hearing.
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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.
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.
"I go into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection. I am not stopped,'' Cosby testified.
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Andrea Constand was the first woman to come forward with allegations against Cosby.
The actor has been charged with sexual assault.
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.
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.
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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.
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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. Phillips. The former “Cosby Show” actor (who played...
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 all this time - but she can't anymore
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"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..."
Another celebrity has joined the chorus of Bill Cosby accusations; this time, it's comedian and TV personality Chelsea Handler. Handler even turned the act of being approached by Cosby into a verb, as...
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 immediately at ease. Cosby and William Thompson both b...
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Bill Cosby has been notoriously silent since numerous women have accused him of sexual assault since last November. He's dodged journalists and evaded questions — though he also went on a semi-success...
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?
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"He will not kick a man when he is down."
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.
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 script to bring Bill Cosby back to TV, in a show that...
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 amidst the barrage of sexual assault allegations tha...