I just wanted to throw this out there. No one here is discussing it. What do you think about Cosby? Guilty? Innocent? Reasonable doubt?
I truly hope he is not guilty. Not found not guilty but truly not guilty.
He is a great comedian, someone I grew up watching as a kid. His TV series taught us something about morals. Loved his movies. He is a very likable person. So was OJ, but I believe he was guilty.
Some say he must be guilty because of all the women coming forward. Piling on means nothing to me. All you have to do is say something happened and there will be someone there to confirm it, real or not. There are crazy women who lie and exaggerate. Not all women, but I have known too many. Some are looking for fame; for money; some are just a woman scorn; some are just plain crazy.
Someone close to me was charged with rape and every crime short of murder. His career was nearly destroyed. There was never any question about it. The girl never made an accusation. The police never even investigated. A former roommate was even accused of impregnating a woman without having sex. I've had a woman claim I did something I didn't do. Fortunately, I had a witness to it all.
Cosby is a famous man. I can imagine that many women have thrown themselves at him. I can imagine that he has taken advantage of his celebrity. I can even imagine that he has grabbed a few. Many he even used pills to put them in the mood. What's the difference between that and alcohol? Yeah, if he slipped it in their drink or gave them something to knock them out, it was wrong, but that is not what I hear. There seems to be some consent on some level. And, apparently, there was a prior relationship. There seems to be an opportunity for confusion. I don't see why she should be traumatized by it all, but I don't know the details.
I'm not making excuses for him. If he is guilty, he should be strung up by his testicles. I don't buy the argument that we should automatically believe the accuser or give more credibility to the accuser. If his guilt cannot be positively proved, he should be acquitted.
The jury has been going at it a couple of days. It is likely good news for Cosby. My guess is that it will end in an acquittal.