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    Ex-NBC Employee Claims He Helped Bill Cosby Pay Off Women

    https://tv.yahoo.com/news/ex-nbc-emp...184342015.html

    One woman, Shawn Thompson, reportedly received more than $100,000 after their alleged affair started in 1974. Thompson’s daughter, Autumn Jackson, has claimed Cosby is her father, which Cosby has denied.

    One woman whose name is on the receipts reached out to the Daily News and said the payments funded her son’s private school tuition. Scotti is confident that he was sexually involved with the women receiving payments, and came forward now because he “felt sorry for the women.”
    “Why else would he be sending money?” Scotti asked. “He was sending these women $2,000 a month. What else could I think?”
    Any way this plays out, it doesn't look good for America's dad. Best case scenario involves this being a case of a man paying off women to keep quiet about his affairs. Worst case scenario and he sexually assaulted some of them and paid them to keep quiet. There is also the possibility that 15 women, who Bill Cosby was giving money to for no particular reason, decided to create a narrative of sexual assault allegations before and after his pound cake speech. Finally, there is a possibility that Bill Cosby was making studio accountants give money away to women who didn't work for the studio.

    However it plays out, the America's dad image is pretty much destroyed. Now, before people go on and say he made this up: I understand why people would be inclined to think that the women made this up. However: What does a man have to gain by admitting he helped Cosby pay off these women?
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    Re: Ex-NBC Employee Claims He Helped Bill Cosby Pay Off Women

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    Any way this plays out, it doesn't look good for America's dad. Best case scenario involves this being a case of a man paying off women to keep quiet about his affairs. Worst case scenario and he sexually assaulted some of them and paid them to keep quiet. There is also the possibility that 15 women, who Bill Cosby was giving money to for no particular reason, decided to create a narrative of sexual assault allegations before and after his pound cake speech. Finally, there is a possibility that Bill Cosby was making studio accountants give money away to women who didn't work for the studio.

    However it plays out, the America's dad image is pretty much destroyed. Now, before people go on and say he made this up: I understand why people would be inclined to think that the women made this up. However: What does a man have to gain by admitting he helped Cosby pay off these women?
    I hope the courts clean this up quickly. Not that I really care how the cards fall, as long as it is clear that there was or was not crime and if that the crime finds retribution.

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    Re: Ex-NBC Employee Claims He Helped Bill Cosby Pay Off Women

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I hope the courts clean this up quickly. Not that I really care how the cards fall, as long as it is clear that there was or was not crime and if that the crime finds retribution.
    Why would the courts become involved. Most of the cases I believe are past the statute of limitation for prosecution on sexual assault charges.

    If Bill Cosby paid off women, then they accepted the money as settlement to their case.

    Unless someone is claiming that Cosby continues to forced, coerced, or intimidate their silence, criminal charges can not be filed.


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    Re: Ex-NBC Employee Claims He Helped Bill Cosby Pay Off Women

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I hope the courts clean this up quickly. Not that I really care how the cards fall, as long as it is clear that there was or was not crime and if that the crime finds retribution.
    Well, in a lot of these cases, the statute of limitations has expired. However, if he keeps quiet long enough, there is one case he could potentially avoid having to go to court for as long as the claimant decides she doesn't want to go to court. There is also the issue that the allegations occurred in different places and each jurisdiction has different degrees of sexual assault as well as different statute of limitations as well as other crimes these allegations could fall under.

    With that said, the possibility of this going to trial is hindered by first and foremost time. If we are to believe some of the men on this forum, rape becomes less rapey after a certain time has passed. Then, there are the allegations that many of these women are doing it for.... the fame? I'm not sure what long term fame is supposed to come from coming out as a rape victim. Then, there is Cosby's power and celebrity capital. Who wants to prosecute America's dad? Who wants to be the investigator having to walk around NBC offices asking people about the probability of Fat Albert being a rapist? Who wants to be photographed escorting Dr. Huxtable to prison?

    It seems that if Bill Cosby plays his cards right and maintains his silence, he could potentially avoid this ever getting to a court for various reasons (among them, lack of evidence, missing evidence, sloppy police investigations). However, the damage is already there. He's being smacked around by all these allegations and he's not saying one word in his defence. That doesn't look good for a man who has an opinion on everything.
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    Re: Ex-NBC Employee Claims He Helped Bill Cosby Pay Off Women

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    Why would the courts become involved. Most of the cases I believe are past the statute of limitation for prosecution on sexual assault charges.

    If Bill Cosby paid off women, then they accepted the money as settlement to their case.

    Unless someone is claiming that Cosby continues to forced, coerced, or intimidate their silence, criminal charges can not be filed.
    There is a problem. Each one of these cases and of those not yet known will have to be looked at. There can be rape, statutory rape, black mail, prostitution, if that is forbidden anywhere any more.... The judicial system can hardly allow this to remain open, now that it has hit the front page. That would be destructive.

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    Re: Ex-NBC Employee Claims He Helped Bill Cosby Pay Off Women

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Well, in a lot of these cases, the statute of limitations has expired. However, if he keeps quiet long enough, there is one case he could potentially avoid having to go to court for as long as the claimant decides she doesn't want to go to court. There is also the issue that the allegations occurred in different places and each jurisdiction has different degrees of sexual assault as well as different statute of limitations as well as other crimes these allegations could fall under.

    With that said, the possibility of this going to trial is hindered by first and foremost time. If we are to believe some of the men on this forum, rape becomes less rapey after a certain time has passed. Then, there are the allegations that many of these women are doing it for.... the fame? I'm not sure what long term fame is supposed to come from coming out as a rape victim. Then, there is Cosby's power and celebrity capital. Who wants to prosecute America's dad? Who wants to be the investigator having to walk around NBC offices asking people about the probability of Fat Albert being a rapist? Who wants to be photographed escorting Dr. Huxtable to prison?

    It seems that if Bill Cosby plays his cards right and maintains his silence, he could potentially avoid this ever getting to a court for various reasons (among them, lack of evidence, missing evidence, sloppy police investigations). However, the damage is already there. He's being smacked around by all these allegations and he's not saying one word in his defence. That doesn't look good for a man who has an opinion on everything.
    Oh. No question there. It is a messy can of worms and nobody in hie/her right mind would want to take it on. But having hit the front page with the implied suspicion of blackmail and rape? I do not think it would be wise of a judicial system to let it ride.

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    Re: Ex-NBC Employee Claims He Helped Bill Cosby Pay Off Women

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    There is a problem. Each one of these cases and of those not yet known will have to be looked at. There can be rape, statutory rape, black mail, prostitution, if that is forbidden anywhere any more.... The judicial system can hardly allow this to remain open, now that it has hit the front page. That would be destructive.
    The system will not get involved by accusations on TV. Someone must swear out a complaint. The system does not watch Entertainment Tonight to see whom to indict.

    There are questions of jurisdiction and standing. The DA in Las Vegas is not going to assign a prosecutor to investigate which alleged assault happened in LV.

    Can you give me a list of "accusers"? Where and when each "assault" was to have occurred? What list is a DA or prosecutor to work from?


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    Re: Ex-NBC Employee Claims He Helped Bill Cosby Pay Off Women

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Oh. No question there. It is a messy can of worms and nobody in hie/her right mind would want to take it on. But having hit the front page with the implied suspicion of blackmail and rape? I do not think it would be wise of a judicial system to let it ride.
    To be honest, the judicial system has been letting celebrities get away with everything for decades. There use to be more coke in Hollywood than in New York City. Do you believe any famous coke users ever got busted in the 80s? Ike Turner beat Tina for something like 5 years before it became public and even after that, no charges were filed. Bobby and Whitney Houston openly did drugs for a decade and nobody ever came to arrest them. The law is not applied equally and never has been. Specially for people with enough money to avoid prison. Bill Cosby never did drugs, never was an alcoholic, and his son was murdered by a white racist. How many people are going to try and take him to prison even if he did do it?
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    Re: Ex-NBC Employee Claims He Helped Bill Cosby Pay Off Women

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    The system will not get involved by accusations on TV. Someone must swear out a complaint. The system does not watch Entertainment Tonight to see whom to indict.

    There are questions of jurisdiction and standing. The DA in Las Vegas is not going to assign a prosecutor to investigate which alleged assault happened in LV.

    Can you give me a list of "accusers"? Where and when each "assault" was to have occurred? What list is a DA or prosecutor to work from?
    Interesting. I would have thought that initial suspicion would be justified in such a set of cases. It is certainly in the public interest to make sure that the public know that rather severe crimes were or were not committed and that the judicial system clears these thing up. This is after all suspected real crime and not civil law.

    PS: I like your footnote.

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    Re: Ex-NBC Employee Claims He Helped Bill Cosby Pay Off Women

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    To be honest, the judicial system has been letting celebrities get away with everything for decades. There use to be more coke in Hollywood than in New York City. Do you believe any famous coke users ever got busted in the 80s? Ike Turner beat Tina for something like 5 years before it became public and even after that, no charges were filed. Bobby and Whitney Houston openly did drugs for a decade and nobody ever came to arrest them. The law is not applied equally and never has been. Specially for people with enough money to avoid prison. Bill Cosby never did drugs, never was an alcoholic, and his son was murdered by a white racist. How many people are going to try and take him to prison even if he did do it?
    It is certainly right, that the precedence of looking the other way is everywhere. This has already gnawed at the legitimacy of our legal system to the point, where it is under siege. That was part of our problem when crime rates exploded. We have to do a number of things to clean our act up. This is one of them.

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