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Thread: Bill Cosby - Rapist, or Victim ???

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    Re: Bill Cosby - Rapist, or Victim ???

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    This is plausible. But, if so, then were the sexual incidents honestly rape, or did the 'victims' concede to them in the interests of furthering their careers?
    Serial offenders often have signature behaviors that they repeat more often than not. The "mentoring" that Cosby allegedly offered to a number of these women could be one of several patterns. Several claim that they were drugged. Drugged women don't usually freely give consent. Their judgment is significantly impair.

    I dunno? Just speculation. I guess that we'll have to wait and see how the evidence unfolds.

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    Re: Bill Cosby - Rapist, or Victim ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    There's no "payday" here.

    Most of the accusations happened long enough ago there's no way to prosecute. There's no evidence. The incident is past the statute of limitations.

    This isn't about money.
    If it's not about money, what is it about? You are referring to criminal statute of limitations. IIRC, there are no limitations in civil cases. If not, they can sue for money... i.e. "payday"... any time they like. Plus, the necessary evidence needed for a civil case is far less than for a criminal case. There also may be the hopes of a monetary settlement without even going to trial.
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    Re: Bill Cosby - Rapist, or Victim ???

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    If it's not about money, what is it about? You are referring to criminal statute of limitations. IIRC, there are no limitations in civil cases. If not, they can sue for money... i.e. "payday"... any time they like. Plus, the necessary evidence needed for a civil case is far less than for a criminal case. There also may be the hopes of a monetary settlement without even going to trial.
    Perhaps it's just about exposing the TRUTH.

    Cosby doesn't need to pay anyone anything. He can, and has ignored all but one incident as far as I know.

    Again. There's no proof of anything. Most situations were decades ago. Not just a few months ago.

    It's not about money.
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    Re: Bill Cosby - Rapist, or Victim ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Perhaps it's just about exposing the TRUTH.

    Cosby doesn't need to pay anyone anything. He can, and has ignored all but one incident as far as I know.

    Again. There's no proof of anything. Most situations were decades ago. Not just a few months ago.

    It's not about money.
    No offense, but that made me chuckle. You obviously have more faith in people's motivations than I do.
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    Re: Bill Cosby - Rapist, or Victim ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
    Or it could mean finally someone will finally believe them. Cosby apparently picked well, young, easily influenced and just as easily discounted women.
    Could go either way. I don't really care that much. If I were in the jury I doubt I would believe them if I did believe them, I doubt I would send him to prison at this late date.

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    Re: Bill Cosby - Rapist, or Victim ???

    Bill Cosby paid off women says ex-NBC employee - NY Daily News

    Veteran NBC employee Frank Scotti says he helped Bill Cosby deliver thousands of dollars to eight different women in 1989-90 - including Shawn Thompson, whose daughter Autumn Jackson claimed the actor was her dad. The ex-aide also tells the Daily News he stood guard whenever Cosby invited young models to his dressing room, which eventually led him to quitting after years on the job.

    The 90-year-old Scotti said he decided to speak as the drumbeat of sexual abuse allegations against Cosby, 77, grew steadily louder. “I felt sorry for the women,” he told The News.

    I doubt Frank Scotti is coming forward Just for "money and fame".
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    Re: Bill Cosby - Rapist, or Victim ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    There's no "payday" here.

    Most of the accusations happened long enough ago there's no way to prosecute. There's no evidence. The incident is past the statute of limitations.

    This isn't about money.
    To me? This is about anger. They won't win in a trial. They won't get any money. I don't think they want money. I think they want to see him suffer, the way they suffered. This is the best way to do it.
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    Re: Bill Cosby - Rapist, or Victim ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I know a guy from my college years who worked on a set with Cosby a few decades ago. He said Cosby was an angry, pretentious ass and made no bones about getting people fired from the jobs they had.

    He said he is not shocked by the allegations. The Cosby he saw "behind the scenes" was not the Cosby most people saw on TV.
    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    Wendy Williams recently spoke on her show how he was rude to her and tried to get her fired once. Guess nobody ever put him in his place all these yrs. I do feel bad for the cast of the Cosby show. No more residuals for them.
    I probably posted this earlier, but I agree with this. My husband saw him get a bank clerk fired. Said he was an enormous ass, right there in front of everybody.
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    Re: Bill Cosby - Rapist, or Victim ???

    Power corrupts....

    I read the lengthy WaPo piece on the accusations and the more I read, the more troubled I am. There seem to be too many people who recall the accusers' complaints 20+ years ago. Even sifting through stories (for example, I'd take with a grain of salt anything pathetic attention whore Janice Dickinson bandwagoned about), the pills are a recurring detail.

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    Re: Bill Cosby - Rapist, or Victim ???

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Most men go their whole lives without multiple women accusing them of rape. So I am going to go out on a limb here and say he is probably guilty.
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