COSBY'S VICTIMS CLAIM VICTORY FOR “#ME TOO” MOVEMENT
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
And that’s a shame because sexual assault is far more serious than a crass feminist movement. Harvey Weinstein must have had some carryover into this re-trial where, due to the statute of limitations, only five of 62 complainants were allowed to testify. But with the sentencing phase to come, the judge will likely allow victim-impact statements from everyone who wants to see Cosby die penniless in jail.
The women's attorney bathes in success
Sixty two women can’t be wrong, the sheer weight of numbers over-rode the "she said, he said" evidence to convince a jury of five women and seven men to put the 80 year-old Bill Cosby in the can for life.
It seems impossible that Cosby was America’s (even the world’s) lovable TV dad with an unmatched cool sense of humour.
If predators like Cosby and Weinstein are put away for good, Hollywood will be a more respectable place. Yet there are other abusers who will never be discovered because of their victims' fear of not being believed.
A distinction must be drawn between Weinstein and Cosby. What Cosby did was far worse. Any women or prospective starlet who entered Weinstein’s office must have expected to pay the price of a starring role on his couch.
Everyone knew about Weinstein… he was just another part of the sick Hollywood game where a starlet closes her eyes, thinks of England, and allows a filthy old man to invade her in return for a chance at fame and fortune.
Cosby is guilty of more sinister things. He drugged countless unsuspecting women before he got what he wanted from them. He clearly has no sex appeal if his conquests needed to be drugged.
And if you think Weinstein has sex appeal you had better call Specsavers.
So, one used drugs and the other an attractive carrot. Both drag the name of real blokes in the gutter. Real blokes go without sex rather than use money and drugs for “pretend” consent.
Some of Cosby's accusers
It seems a tragedy that Cosby could possibly die in jail with anything up to a 30 year sentence awaiting him. The more likely sentence will be ten concurrent years with a minimum of five and that’s enough, the women have had their 15 minutes of high-fiving and "#Me too" promotion in court.
But Cosby has the money and flash attorneys to win a coming appeal. There are multiple grounds for the judge to be found at fault.
Cosby is home now on bail watching TV while his wife of 40 years gets him a coffee. An appeal is no doubt imminent and it has a good chance of success despite the evidence of five complainants and another 57 others who will be invited to join the sentencing phase with some horrific stories.
Cosby will certainly launch an appeal because he will prefer to spend what's left of his money on attorneys rather than paying out the damages claimed by the #Me too" mob.
ANDREA CONSTAND: She claimed "SEXUAL ASSAULT", but returned to Cosby for more after he had already paid her $3.5m in a 2006 settlement. The original trial resulted in a hung jury.
Sixty two “#me too” female activists not only want Cosby’s blood, they want to brand the white (and in this case a black) male as a despicable predator. Now for the civil case to drain Cosby of every cent he has.
Eventually Cosby will likely be acquitted while Weinstein will spend time inside and perhaps that is not fair because Cosby is far more culpable. But does anyone believe anything concerning US justice is ever fair?
I mean Hillary Clinton is still walking her dog and James Comey is still flogging his book!