Don't throw rocks in a glass house. Bill Cosby is learning that lesson the hardest way possible. After decades of being the face of political correctness and respectability politics, America's favorite TV dad is falling far from grace. Yesterday, explosive court documents reared their ugly head, proving that the legendary stand-up comedian did indeed admit to getting his hands on Quaaludes with the intent of slipping them to at least one woman. This testimony is from a 2005 case in which Cosby settled out of court for an undisclosed amount with the victim. Mind you, Bill's statements, under oath, are in line with the 30-plus women who have come forth already. The official statement from his representatives is ridiculous:
"The only reason Mr. Cosby settled was because it would have been embarrassing in those days to put all those women on the stand and his family had no clue. That would have been very hurtful."
The View's Whoopi Goldberg and Raven-Symoné are still not convinced, though, mainly because both have a long history with Cosby. Whoopi was at her peak during the '80s, and like many black comedians, Cosby was a big influence on her saying during Tuesday's morning show:
“Save your texts, save your nasty comments, I don’t care. I say this because this is my opinion, and in America still, I know it’s a shock, but you actually were innocent until proven guilty. He has not been proven a rapist.”
Raven-Symone's first gig in acting was on The Cosby Show in which she played Lisa Bonet's stepdaughter, so she's cautious in passing judgment saying:
“I don’t like to talk about it that much, because he’s the reason I’m on this panel in the first place, he gave me my first job,” she said. “At the same time, you need the proof. Then I’ll be able to give my judgment here or there.”
Raven, we get, because she was essentially brought onto the view for her troll-y comments and apparently didn't have a geography tutor. Whoopi's stance is a head-scratcher, though. Where there's smoke, there's fire. Drugging women for sex is his calling card, apparently. All these victims are singing the same tune. It's not a coincidence anymore. The reason he hasn't been convicted is because the statute of limitations has expired for many of the accusations, and he's trying to pay these women off in order to preserve his squeaky clean image. And to be honest, it's repulsive. Such a shame for someone of his stature to be pointing his finger from his ivory tower. Mr. Cosby has more to worry about than sagging pants, and parenting in the black communities. Choose your battles wisely, my friends, and don't throw rocks in a glass house. Thank you, Hannibal Burress for making Cosby raping women a topic of discussion again.
[via The Grio]