Time to Write and Compare
Mr. Cosby’s case was the first high-profile sexual assault trial to unfold in the aftermath of the “#Me Too” movement and many considered the verdict a watershed moment, one that reflected that going forward, the accounts of female accusers may be afforded greater weight and credibility by jurors.
Here is something that everyone should be apprised of. I believe that one should look at the entire timeline and the subsequent events that Mr. Cosby was on trial for. Apparently, this was the second trial in what was a re-trial after the first trial was ended in an unconvinced hung jury outcome. Essentially that jury was unable to make a definitive reasonable doubt verdict.
Although the judge did not set a date to sentence Mr. Cosby on the three counts, all felonies and each punishable by up to 10 years in state prison.
The National Organization for Women called the verdict a “notice to sexual predators everywhere.” As can be clearly noted, there have been calls and nuances regarding the #Me Too movement as demonstrated by the international women during the celebrity award shows, and the Oscars were the epitome. Then the news brought out this business of the NOW, and one would think that ladies in this nation are completely not heard with respect to sexual assault.
But come on now friends! Are we facing a complete travesty of justice when a billionaire is known for his comedic antics who just happened to own his own television show – please understand that Bill Cosby is hugely successful as a comedian and an actor. I wonder if the number of individuals he got started in show business came through for him by testifying or if there was indeed some kind of “gag order” put in place. Just remember Lisa Bonet and by default her daughter Zoe Kravitz collectively what would their careers be like without the helping hand of Bill Cosby?
This was supplied by the Pennsylvania newspaper regarding the timeline of events starting in April 2002. The retrial begins. For the first time, the amount of Mr. Cosby’s settlement with Ms. Constand is revealed: $3.38 million. And this time, the judge allows five women to testify that Mr. Cosby assaulted them in ways like how Ms. Constand says she was attacked. In the first trial, only one other woman was permitted to take the stand.
So not only did Ms. Constand make $3.38 million in an out of court settlement, she further proceeded to gain a new trial that let five other women whose cases had been kicked-out testifying against him and relive their stories.
If there is anything I learned growing up in the entertainment business in Southern California is that people will do next to anything to just meet someone in Cosby’s realm.
The defense’s star witness was a veteran academic adviser at Temple who said Ms. Constand had confided to her in 2004 that she could make money by falsely claiming she had been molested by a prominent person. Mr. Cosby paid Ms. Constand $3.38 million in 2006 as part of the confidential financial settlement of a lawsuit she had brought against him after prosecutors originally declined to bring charges.
Please understand, that pursuant to Mrs. Allred’s statement, “After all is said and done, women were finally believed,” she said outside the courtroom. The irksome statement leads some to believe that there are times when women aren’t believed.
Drinking alcohol, taking a few hypnotics or Quaaludes, is not the kind of behavior that will attest to a man of taking a woman down or not believing her story.
The retrial begins. For the first time, the amount of Mr. Cosby’s settlement with Ms. Constand is revealed: $3.38 million. And this time, the judge allows five women to testify that Mr. Cosby assaulted them in ways similar to how Ms. Constand says she was attacked. In the first trial, only one other woman was permitted to take the stand.