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Civil jury finds Bill Cosby sexually abused teenager in 1975
"There's a verdict in the Bill Cosby sexual assault lawsuit near Los Angeles a civil jury in Santa Monica California has found that Bill Cosby did sexually abuse a 16 year old girl at the Playboy mansion in 1975 the Los Angeles County jury delivered the verdict in favor of Judy huff who is now 64 and awarded her half a $1 million Juris found that Cosby intentionally caused harmful sexual contact with huff that he reasonably believed that she was under 18 and that his conduct was driven by unnatural or abnormal sexual interest in a minor It is a major defeat for the 84 year old entertainer who was once held as America's dad It comes nearly a year after
Bill Cosby civil trial jury must start deliberations over
"So close and yet so far for the jury in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case near Los Angeles they were almost at the finish line but now the panel deciding though Cosby's fate in a civil lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse is back at the starting point of deliberations on Friday the panel had reached verdicts on all but one question on their verdict form and the judge was ready to read off what they had decided on despite protests from Cosby's legal team but before that could happen deputies ordered the courthouse to be emptied because there was no budget for their overtime Meanwhile the judge had promised to draw that she could be dismissed after Friday's session for a prior commitment and said he didn't want to go back on his word The upshot of it all the panel starts deliberations from scratch now with
Cosby lawyer urges jurors to consider only proof from trial
"Cruising arguments have been made in the sexual abuse trial of Bill Cosby in California Here's what the jurors got to hear A prosecutor told jurors they should know in their hearts that Bill Cosby did sexually assault Judy huff at the Playboy mansion in 1975 when she was just 16 and that they should hold him accountable for that an attorney for the comedian told the panel to look past years of public accusations against the actor and comedian and consider only what was presented in this case Cosby's lawyers say this in the matter at hand hoth in her attorneys did not come close to proving what they call a 50 year old he said she said case Cosby did not testify in the civil lawsuit the jury did see a 2015 deposition that he gave in it he denies any sexual contact between him and huff she says however he forced her to do a sex act on him I'm Oscar wells
'Donkey Kong defense' arises at Bill Cosby sex abuse trial
"Could the title of a video game tilt the Bill Cosby sexual assault case in favor of the comedian The Twinkie defense the affluenza defense and now the donkey Kong defense is coming into play this time in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case and attorney for the comedian for us to key witness over her previous statements about which arcade game she was playing when she and plaintiff Judy hoth were in the Playboy mansion with Bill Cosby as teens in 1975 huff alleges that she and Donna samuelsson were playing video games in a large room with a bedroom next to it both in a 2014 police interview and a 2016 deposition Samuelson said she was playing donkey Kong Cosby's lawyers no donkey Kong did not come out until 1981 6 years later As to explain the discrepancy Samuelson answered I got the name wrong Samuelson and the jury was shown a photo of the game room that was taken in 2016 there of donkey Kong game could be seen and Samuelson was asked for the similar photos taken after 1975 could have affected her memory and testimony Samuelsson replied that she had not seen that image until the 2016 photo was shown to her in court during testimony last week Cosby's attorneys plan to argue to the jury that the discrepancy should undermine the case against the comedian Cosby's attorneys feel that if the jury believes samuelsson was lying about the title of the video game it would undercut her testimony that Cosby approached her from behind and put his hands on her shoulders and testimony from hoth that the comedian forced her to do a sex act on him A Moscow's Gabrielle
The Explosive Collapse of #MeToo Just HEARD Around the World
"So this person Amber Heard, again, I know very little about her except the fact that anyone who had tried to destroy somebody's life based on fake accusation that are so patently fake and false really deserves to be called out for this. And so Amber Heard was found liable for defaming Johnny Depp. And she pushed back against all these accusations in the last couple of days. And so this is really kind of the last gasp of the me too movement. The me too movement came out of the scene four or 5 years ago, which was basically trying to restructure societal norms and to try to destroy the patriarchy, kind of the alleged complaint that somehow women are being so incredibly oppressed by their male bosses and men are nothing but savage animals and believe all women regardless of the circumstances. Now, of course, the belief all women think didn't apply to Joe Biden and all of his accusations against him didn't apply to prominent Democrats, but it did take out a couple Al Franken and many others. They tried this with Brett Kavanaugh Brett Kavanaugh fought back and Brett Kavanaugh won. So Johnny Depp decided to sue Amber Heard and Amber Heard fought back in this trial of which I wasn't really following the details, but the long and short of it is this is that not only did Johnny Depp fight back against the accusations he fought back against all these corporations that were so quick to go take the psycho woman's side without ever actually finding whether or not finding out she was telling the truth. Like was she actually telling the truth and in fact, not only was she not telling the truth, she was complete and total fabricating the entire situation. So me too started with some legitimate complaints, Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, and it transitioned into the demands of the hordes of social justice warrior angry women that believed they could destroy the lives of men, and they do not care about the repercussions and they do not care about the consequences. Now, just understand the standard to be able to prove defamation in an American court is an unbelievably high standard. In order to prove defamation, you have to be able to prove intent not the result in an American court, so to be able to convince a jury that you are defamed against and that someone intentionally had the intent to make things up against you is a very, very high standard. And Johnny Depp came with all the receipts and all the evidence from voice memo recordings to text messages to third party witnesses and now just some interesting backstory Amber Heard was also dating Elon Musk for quite some time. I'm just curious to see who is going to date Amber Heard next.
Charlie Presents a Different Perspective on the Depp-Heard Trial
"The trial of Johnny Depp versus Amber Heard. I never heard of Amber Heard before. People said she's a big deal. I guess she was the one with the red hair in Aquaman. And she's a terrible actress, by the way. I found her very not compelling and kind of rehearsed. People say she's good-looking. Whatever, I guess so. Not really. Sure about that. She just comes across as a crazy person, which she is. And so they were Johnny Depp and her married. And again, there's some broader cultural stories here implications and kind of political impacts behind the story, which is why we're talking about it. So Johnny Depp and her were married, Johnny Depp, from Pirates of the Caribbean, also the secret window, which is a great movie, by the way. Johnny Depp is an objectively terrific actor. And again, I had no real interest in the story as this was progressing. It was someone I'd never heard of suing captain Jack sparrow is kind of weird. I didn't really understand the whole part of that. And so they go to trial and then all these people are like, yeah, she pooped in his bed. I'm like, why is this nationwide news? Sounds like two crazy people suing each other, but actually it's really interesting when you look into it. So you go a level deeper and yesterday was the verdict, so basically Johnny Depp was suing to defend himself. And you might not think the story applies to you, but it absolutely applies to you. It applies to you in the sense of, if you've ever been wrongly accused of anything, if you have a son or a grandson in your life and the world that you're putting them into, that this sort of a cultural battle is incredibly important because it sends a signal to future people that very well might be falsely accused. So Johnny Depp was accused by Amber Heard by for beating her and she said he beat me, he broke my nose and immediately Amber Heard the crazy person was believed. And there was a massive kind of cost that came from this. Where almost immediately, Johnny Depp was canceled by every major institution. Imaginable, including Disney, by the way, so Disney canceled Johnny Depp from Pirates of the Caribbean. And so Johnny Depp was kind of in career limbo. People were treating Johnny Depp like how Kevin Spacey was treated after all these accusations. And this bothered Johnny Depp and so he said, I'm going to have to fight back. I'm going to have to legally push back against it. So some people say, oh, Johnny Depp was too big to cancel. I have nothing to do actually with how big Johnny Depp was. I mean, they canceled Harvey Weinstein because he was a scumbag. And he is a scumbag. They canceled Bill Cosby because not exactly a good guy at all. They tried to cancel Johnny Depp, but the only reason why Johnny Depp is now victorious is not because of how popular Johnny Depp is or how popular Johnny Depp or how big of a following is, it's because Johnny Depp fought
Distraught teen told of Cosby sex abuse, friend testifies
"The first day of testimony is done in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case in California I want to go I want to leave Those are the words of witnesses a 16 year old Judy huff told her minutes after a force sexual encounter with Bill Cosby at the Playboy mansion in the mid 1970s Donna Samuelson huff's best friend at the time was the first witness in the case in which hoth is suing Cosby for assault Samuelson who was just 17 said she wanted to spend the rest of the day at the famed celebrity playpen and was upset that her year younger friend wanted to leave until she told her Cosby had tried to have sex with her Samuelson shot two photos of Cosby and huffed together that day images shown constantly to the jury on day one of the trial A Moscow's Gabriel
Cosby faces sex abuse allegations again as civil trial opens
"A new Bill Cosby's sexual assault case gets underway today Bill Cosby will be sitting this one out the aging comedian to remain at his home near Philadelphia while his attorneys duke it out with accuser Judy huff in a suburban Los Angeles courthouse huth claims Cosby took her to the Playboy mansion in 1975 and forced her to perform a sex act on him she says she was 16 at the time the case will hinge mainly on her memory of the incident along with photo and archive evidence her side will present to support her claim Cosby's attorneys do acknowledge Cosby took Hough to the Playboy mansion but they insist there was no sexual assault and that huff was not a minor I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Bill Cosby lawyers cry foul as civil sex assault trial looms
"Don't don't don't don't look look look look now now now now but but but but there's there's there's there's another another another another Bill Bill Bill Bill Cosby Cosby Cosby Cosby sex sex sex sex assault assault assault assault trial trial trial trial on on on on the the the the horizon horizon horizon horizon this this this this one one one one in in in in California California California California jury jury jury selection selection selection begins begins begins next next next week week week in in in a a a case case case in in in which which which the the the comedian comedian comedian is is is accused accused accused of of of sexually sexually sexually assaulting assaulting assaulting a a a teenager teenager teenager at at at the the the playboy playboy playboy mansion mansion mansion in in in Los Los Los Angeles Angeles Angeles nearly nearly nearly a a a half half half century century century ago ago ago Bill Bill Bill Cosby Cosby Cosby is is is not not not expected expected expected to to to attend attend attend the the the proceedings proceedings proceedings but but but his his his lawyers lawyers lawyers will will will be be be there there there and and and they're they're they're already already already trying trying trying to to to get get get the the the case case case thrown thrown thrown out out out before before before it it it starts starts starts the the the issue issue issue is is is a a a recent recent recent filing filing filing by by by plaintiff plaintiff plaintiff Judy Judy Judy Huff Huff Huff she she she said said said she she she now now now believes believes believes the the the assault assault assault was was was in in in nineteen nineteen nineteen seventy seventy seventy five five five when when when she she she was was was sixteen sixteen sixteen and and and not not not seventy seventy seventy four four four when when when she she she was was was fifteen fifteen fifteen Cosby's Cosby's Cosby's lawyers lawyers lawyers say say say that that that to to to torpedo torpedo torpedo the the the case case case entirely entirely entirely the the the judge judge judge seems seems seems inclined inclined inclined to to to disagree disagree disagree the the the trial trial trial is is is set set set to to to begin begin begin Monday Monday Monday I'm I'm I'm Oscar Oscar Oscar wells wells wells Gabriel Gabriel Gabriel
Supreme Court Declines Appeal to Bill Cosby’s Overturned Sexual Assault Conviction
"The U. S. supreme court's announced it will not hear prosecution request to put Bill Cosby back in jail the nation's highest court was asked by Pennsylvania prosecutors to reinstate a sexual assault conviction against comedian Bill Cosby who was freed from jail after the state Supreme Court threw out his conviction last year the eighty four year old Cosby was the first celebrity found guilty in the me too era convicted in twenty eighteen of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand years earlier Cosby spent nearly three years in prison before Pennsylvania's High Court ordered his release citing
"bill cosby" Discussed on Fresh Air
"With fresh air weekend. Today, comic and documentary host W kamau bell talks about directing the showtime series we need to talk about Cosby, which explores how Bill Cosby became America's dad, and a hero in black culture, and how that changed when dozens of women came forward to say he sexually assaulted them. Belle says the project was challenging because he grew up watching and listening to Cosby, and had thought of him as a role model. Also, Matthew mcfadden talks about costarring on the HBO series Succession. He plays Tom wambsgans, the in law and the family corporate dynasty who doesn't get much respect. He also played mister Darcy in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. And Nick qua reviews the new serial production podcast, the Trojan horse affair. I'm guy Raj, and I'm NPR's how I built this, how tell far Clemens and babak radboy came together to build telfar, a fashion brand that started in the clubs and side streets of New York and grew into a global phenomenon. Subscriber listen now. Talking about Bill Cosby is still a third rail conversation for black people. According to my guest, W kamau bell, he speaks from experience. He directed a four part documentary series called we need to talk about Cosby. That's now on showtime. The final episode is this Sunday. The series is about Cosby's importance in American culture, and the special place he held in black culture as a comic sitcom creator and star educator and philanthropist, and how through much of his career he was also a serial rapist. About 60 women have come forward, and there are still more women who are reluctant to come forward. The series examines Cosby as America's dad. His secret life of drugging and assaulting women, and how the two timelines coincided. When you look at the number of stories of women who've come forward saying Bill Cosby assaulted or raped them during this time, and then you look at the number of accolades he got, you see they skyrocketed together. Around the same time he released his book fatherhood and Hollywood was crowding him with yet another Emmy and two Golden Globes. Bill Cosby. Shut up. He was guest hosting The Tonight Show. My next guest is a very talented actor. And according to many abusing his power behind the scenes. I was raped and I was afraid for my life thinking he could do more. I informed a lawyer. I informed the police officer, but at the same time I thought. Will anybody believe me against him? No. Well,.
"bill cosby" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Or watch fat Albert or the Cosby show. And did you have to go back and watch that for the series? And if you are capable of enjoying it anymore and the way that you used to, and if you hear or see things different than you did, back when these things were first produced. So yes, I had to watch a lot of Cosby comedy and listen to a lot of Cosby comedy. So I took in a lot of Bill Cosby content to make this. And me and many of the producers would talk about you'd be listening to it because you were sort of trying to do sort of a search for more content for the series and suddenly you would start laughing at it. You would start enjoying it. And then you'd have this one be like, wait, what am I doing? Why am I doing this? I shouldn't be laughing at this. But it just becomes clear how complicated this is. So when I watch the clip from our third episode, the nighttime is the right time. And I see the huxtables all lip syncing and dancing. I can very much connect with the kid I was who saw that and thought that was a revolutionary fit, even though I wouldn't have described his revolutionary, it felt like I've never seen this before. This is amazing. But it doesn't mean I'm gonna now go show it to my daughters. I was wondering about that if you'd want your daughters to see the Cosby show. I mean, it's such a funny whenever I have these questions. There's two things about this one, all comedy dies on the vine because eventually it becomes not funny or doesn't make sense the way it used to. There are rare examples of this, but I just think that so whatever, if I show my daughters a clip from I love Lucy, I have to give it context about why it's black and white. But they can laugh at the vitamin Benjamin or they can laugh at the chocolate factory because I've given them the context which you see it. So there is a way in which I could see at some point in my life going, hey, watch this clip, not a whole episode probably because I wouldn't do that for many things from back in the day. But watch this clip, I really want you to see this for X, Y, and Z but then I'm gonna have to give you the frame through which because I don't want you to go out in the world and think you can just talk about this without an age appropriate frame around it..
"bill cosby" Discussed on Fresh Air
"So what did he mean to you growing up in the 70s and 80s when he was all over TV in many different roles? I mean, specifically, not only was he all over TV, which we talk about in a second episode. He was all over kids television. I think that's the part about it that is so why I really feel like as I said in the series, I'm a child of Bill Cosby as a kid. I'm watching him host fat Albert and the Cosby kids. At the time I didn't know he was doing the voices and also writing it, but I was just like, oh, I like the guy who hosts one of my favorite cartoons. And then he's also on the electric company on PBS. And he's also on picture pages that happens during Captain Kangaroo. So he's just sort of like a lot of the places I go as a kid for content. So everywhere I'm going, he's not that far behind, or he's in that thing. So it's just you sort of grew up with this idea that Bill Cosby is a part of the wallpaper of black America. And then I also was aware that he was some sort of actor who my mom might see him in a movie or might see him on a TV show. So he was just he was everywhere. And then as a kid who's becoming a fan of Saturday Night Live and stand up comedy, Bill Cosby himself comes out and I remember renting that VHS and the watching it, and even as a ten or 11 year old, I was like, this is better than the other stand up comedy. It's really now I look at it as a masterclass and stand up comedy. It's not a level of comedy, the most common will ever come close to achieving, including myself. And Bill Cosby himself is basically a pitch for the Cosby show. He's talking about himself as a dad who's overwhelmed by his kids and they're getting one over on him, but he still holding it together and his wife is smarter than him and those are all the elements of the Cosby show. And when that show premiered, it was bigger than anybody could have imagined. Like the ratings it got no show gets today. And the only show that would be disappointed by those ratings is the Super Bowl. Did you want to be part of the huxtable family? I was a part of the huxtable family. I don't think it was like I wanted to be. I was Vanessa's age, but of course I felt like Theo. You know, you could just imagine yourself and I think a lot of kids might just in that family because there was some kid you were sort of close in age two. And the show looked like it was welcoming you in. And it was so it was black in a way that was funny as much as it got criticism for not reflecting the average black family, whatever that means. It was this black music. There's black art. He's putting Sammy Davis Jr. in roles. There's just it just feels so black and the way that black people can relate to..
"bill cosby" Discussed on Fresh Air
"This is fresh air. I'm Terry gross, talking about Bill Cosby, is still a third rail conversation for black people. According to my guest, W kamau bell. He speaks from experience. He directed a four part documentary series called we need to talk about Cosby. That's now on showtime. The final episode is this Sunday. The series is about Cosby's importance in American culture, and the special place he held in black culture as a comic sitcom creator and star educator and philanthropist, and how through much of his career he was also a serial rapist. About 60 women have come forward, and there are still more women who are reluctant to come forward. The series examines Cosby as America's dad, his secret life of drugging and assaulting women, and how the two timelines coincided..
Cosby asks Supreme Court not to revive sexual assault case
"Bill Bill Bill Bill Cosby Cosby Cosby Cosby once once once once the the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. Supreme Supreme Supreme Supreme Court Court Court Court to to to to help help help help keep keep keep keep him him him him from from from from having having having having to to to to be be be be tried tried tried tried again again again again on on on on the the the the sexual sexual sexual sexual assault assault assault assault case case case case an an an attorney attorney attorney for for for the the the eighty eighty eighty four four four year year year old old old comedian comedian comedian is is is asking asking asking the the the nation's nation's nation's highest highest highest court court court to to to reject reject reject an an an effort effort effort by by by prosecutors prosecutors prosecutors near near near Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia to to to revive revive revive this this this case case case because because because he's he's he's been been been free free free since since since June June June when when when a a a state state state appeals appeals appeals court court court overturned overturned overturned his his his conviction conviction conviction and and and released released released him him him from from from prison prison prison after after after nearly nearly nearly three three three years years years the the the issue issue issue hinges hinges hinges on on on a a a non non non prosecution prosecution prosecution agreement agreement agreement because because because he he he says says says he he he had had had with with with a a a former former former DA DA DA in in in Montgomery Montgomery Montgomery County County County Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania a a a deal deal deal struck struck struck after after after Cosby Cosby Cosby gave gave gave damaging damaging damaging testimony testimony testimony against against against himself himself himself in in in a a a civil civil civil suit suit suit filed filed filed by by by his his his accuser accuser accuser Andrea Andrea Andrea Constand Constand Constand the the the testimony testimony testimony led led led to to to his his his twenty twenty twenty fifteen fifteen fifteen arrest arrest arrest after after after a a a new new new district district district attorney attorney attorney took took took office office office and and and said said said the the the alleged alleged alleged deal deal deal wasn't wasn't wasn't in in in writing writing writing and and and was was was invalid invalid invalid I'm I'm I'm Oscar Oscar Oscar wells wells wells Gabriel Gabriel Gabriel
The Sundance Film Festival is back and online once more
"This this this this year year year year the the the the Sundance Sundance Sundance Sundance Film Film Film Film Festival Festival Festival Festival is is is is back back back back online online online online for for for for a a a a second second second second time time time time and and and and packed packed packed packed with with with with high high high high profile profile profile profile documentaries documentaries documentaries documentaries those those those those documentaries documentaries documentaries documentaries include include include include films films films films about about about about Kanye Kanye Kanye Kanye west west west west princess princess princess princess Diana Diana Diana Diana Lucille Lucille Lucille Lucille Ball Ball Ball Ball and and and and Bill Bill Bill Bill Cosby Cosby Cosby Cosby just just just just to to to to name name name name a a a a few few few few Sundance Sundance Sundance Sundance had had had had planned planned planned planned to to to to return return return return in in in in person person person person but but but but cobit cobit cobit cobit force force force force that that that that to to to to change change change change two two two two weeks weeks weeks weeks before before before before the the the the start start start start something something something something W. W. W. W. Kamau Kamau Kamau Kamau bell bell bell bell the the the the director director director director of of of of we we we we need need need need to to to to talk talk talk talk about about about about Cosby Cosby Cosby Cosby is is is is taking taking taking taking in in in in stride stride stride stride I I I I was was was was always always always always sort sort sort sort of of of of prepared prepared prepared prepared and and and and maybe maybe maybe maybe even even even even like like like like in in in in some some some some sense sense sense sense like like like like I I I I don't don't don't don't know know know know if if if if I I I I want want want want to to to to put put put put people people people people in in in in the the the the theater theater theater theater for for for for four four four four hours hours hours hours to to to to watch watch watch watch this this this this and and and and be be be be the the the the supers supers supers supers rather rather rather rather a a a a bit bit bit bit of of of of of of of of Sundance Sundance Sundance Sundance well well well well Sundance Sundance Sundance Sundance is is is is hosting hosting hosting hosting the the the the premiere premiere premiere premiere of of of of the the the the docu docu docu docu series series series series about about about about Bill Bill Bill Bill Cosby Cosby Cosby Cosby Showtime Showtime Showtime Showtime will will will will air air air air it it it it after after after after I'm I'm I'm I'm Julie Julie Julie Julie Walker Walker Walker Walker
Pennsylvania DA Appeals Bill Cosby Ruling to U.S. Supreme Court
"Prosecutors prosecutors in in Montgomery Montgomery County County Pennsylvania Pennsylvania petitioned petitioned the the US US Supreme Supreme Court Court to to review review a a state state Supreme Supreme Court Court ruling ruling overturned overturned Bill Bill Cosby Cosby sexual sexual assault assault conviction conviction Montgomery Montgomery County County Pennsylvania Pennsylvania district district attorney attorney Kevin Kevin Steele Steele petitions petitions the the U. U. S. S. Supreme Supreme Court Court challenging challenging a a state state Supreme Supreme Court Court decision decision which which overturned overturned bill bill Cosby's Cosby's conviction conviction based based on on a a two two thousand thousand five five press press release release written written by by a a predecessor predecessor without without any any knowledge knowledge of of his his staff staff or or fellow fellow attorneys attorneys in in his his office office at at release release promised promised a a now now deceased deceased defense defense attorney attorney that that Bill Bill Cosby Cosby would would not not be be prosecuted prosecuted later later Cosby Cosby admitted admitted during during a a civil civil deposition deposition to to giving giving drugs drugs and and alcohol alcohol to to a a number number of of young young women women before before sexual sexual encounters encounters Cosby's Cosby's twenty twenty eighteen eighteen conviction conviction of of drugging drugging and and molesting molesting college college sports sports administrator administrator Andrea Andrea Constand Constand in in two two thousand thousand four four was was overturned overturned by by the the state state Supreme Supreme Court Court he he was was freed freed from from prison prison last last summer summer Steele Steele argues argues the the decision decision would would set set a a dangerous dangerous precedent precedent out out press press releases releases being being treated treated as as immunity immunity agreements agreements despite despite
Artist sues newly freed Bill Cosby over 1990 hotel encounter
"A prominent accuser is suing Bill Cosby Lili Bernard says she filed suit against Cosby before new Jersey's two year window to file older sexual assault claims expires she claims he raped her in nineteen ninety in an Atlantic city hotel room Bernard tells the AP she was prompted in part by bill Cosby's recent release from prison after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his twenty eighteen sexual assault conviction on procedural grounds when the justice system fails survivors of sexual assault that
AJ Sounds off on the Emmys
"Let's talk about what really matters. It took two hours, guys, for a person of color to be recognized. Listen, it's a two hours before RuPaul and his RuPaul's Drag Race team won for outstanding competition program and with the win RuPaul broke the record for the most Emmy wins by a person of color. How did we survive as a society since it took two fucking hours for a black person to win a goddamn award? How did you get through it? Two hours before a black actor gonna need attention? Fuck COVID, fuck Afghanistan, fuck any stop thinking about anything. Michael, I'm sorry, Michaela Cole was nominated for forest statuettes. She was honored after her after for outstanding rain for a limited series for HBO's I may destroy you. I know you haven't seen that. None of us have seen it. But she became the first black woman to win in that category and then you could actually feel that your bones guys all was right in the world. And then Hamilton won. I mean, how many fucking years has Hamilton been banging around? Hamilton won for pre recorded special. Debbie Allen was the recipient of the 2021 governor's award. And during her acceptance speech, she talked about sexism that she faced in the industry while on her journey to becoming a celebrated producer director after dancer and choreographer who helps lift up others from their community and I said to myself, she forgot to mention she fucked Bill Cosby. I'm trying not to cry. He said, I'm trying not to cry and be equal to the situation because if in many years in the making, it takes a lot of courage to be the only woman in the room most of the time. A lot of the courage and creativity and fighting faith to believe that I could keep going. And I have had a whole lot of people shut the fuck up. You've been around for 30 goddamn years. Why the fuck are you acting like it's been so goddamn long and maudlin and sad? You've been a celebrated multi-million air actress dancer choreographer, whatever the fuck since the 80s shut the fuck up.
The Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Could Be a Watershed Moment for the Business World
"So so he. Can you tell us a little bit more about the lawsuit that led to all these employees speaking out. Yes so. The lawsuit is the culmination of a two year investigation from authorities in the california department of fair employment in housing who said that activision blizzard's compliance with the state's workplace protections is long overdue. Now if you look at the lawsuit one interesting thing is that it really starts out with these kind of standard allegations of discrimination in how the company pays permits women and retaliation women spoke up. But that's not really what caught the public's attention california also said the activision blizzard fostered a frat boy culture where women were subjected to constant sexual harassment groping at rape jokes and that one female employees took her own life on a business trip after allegedly having nude photos of our past around with a company holiday party and these are the allegations that we really saw lighting up twitter because they were so shocking and terrifying. And it's worth pointing out that. The lawsuit specifically said that the discrimination was worse for women of color particularly black women who are micromanage and discriminated against in the office do lawsuit also mentions that supervisors were unaware of this culture and at times encouraged it and even engaged in it themselves. Can you tell us more about the role that higher ups played in creating this toxic work environment. Yeah so the lawsuit says that blizzard president j. allen brock was aware of the allegations did not do enough to stop the behavior. Alex afrasiab a former senior creative director of world of warcraft. Also engaged in blatant sexual harassment. He jokingly called his bliss con hotel room the cosby sweet after alleged rapist bill cosby. I talked to employees last week and really ask them. Was this behavior. Modeled at the top. Was it relegated to certain teams and employees are a little hesitant to say that it was one specific area of the organization. They felt like it kind of permeated the entire culture but they won't go as far as to say everything manager knew about it or every executive wasn't
"bill cosby" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"There are no assigned seats on a southwest airlines flight. That means your net seat mate could be chest about anyone. Hi i'm quentin jenkins i league community outreach. At southwest airlines and welcome to is this seat. Open on this podcast. We'll hear twenty stories from south west history from people like chief marketing officer ryan green. Leave it to southwest airlines to save the company by offered a bunch of free booze. Managing director of culture and engagement whitney ike inger. All of it coming together was probably the greatest piece of humor. I've ever seen it southwest and retired vice president of cargo and charter matt. Luckily i look back on it. I get goosebumps. So sit back. Relax and enjoy stories of south west fifty years of flying. Because you never know who. You'll meet the next time you hear. Is this seat open. Nicky what happened with under constant is similar to other stories. That cosby accusers. Have shared with you. The taking of the pills victims feel woozy and then an alleged sexual assault. That's a story that dozens of women have told again and again cosby by the way has always maintained. Any such encounters were consensual. There's there's so many things when you talk about enablers. There were a lot of places these hotels and restaurants and things like that where somebody was procuring. The drug for him because they were the ones who would bring it to the table and they had to have known that this wasn't just a drink totally you know and the other pattern was as i said he would go to their agents and he would say i want a mentor. Xyz that's even what happened with janice dickinson the supermodel. Yeah and he agrees to meet with her and it is just in any drugged and sexually assaulted her and she wanted to put that in her. Two thousand two memoir but judith. Regan testified about this at the second trial. They made her take it out. Because it's dude said dude. Of of course being a famous publisher. Yes cosby was known as being very litigious in the publishing industry and while you would win a lawsuit like that you'd spend millions defending it and so they made her take it out. We have to acknowledge that many accusers couldn't file criminal charges against cosby either. The police departments didn't believe the district attorney's office says and also statute of limitations. What are some of the stories of the women who did try to pursue charges. If you that did at the time they were terrified of him first of all you have to understand like the the victims he chose were not wealthy and powerful i can. He preyed on young naive women who didn't have the resources to fight this. And who didn't have the credibility if they went to the police and said america's dad did this to me. That was one of the things that was so hard for them to go to the police in the first place. And then look what happened andrea constand. She only waited year when she did. All of this happens in two thousand and five and almost as quickly forgotten then about a decade later in two thousand fourteen. Something happened that made even more women start to go public about cosby. They started right op-eds. They went on television. There was a renewed momentum and a push for justice. Yes it was like almost perfect storm. If things that happened in september two thousand fourteen mark whitaker had a new bio of cosby out called cosby. And 'cause we had cooperated with it and it was climbing the bestseller charts. But of course there wasn't one mention of the sexual assaults in that book Cosby headed comedy special. That was coming on. He was about to start a comedy tour. So that happened in hannibal burruss. This young comedian goes into philly to perform at a club there and he just doesn't did a routine he'd been doing off and on for several months and in it where he calls bill cosby a rapist and he says if you don't believe me go home and google it and what happened is the philly mag reporter was in the audience and obviously his ears perked up and he heard bill cosby and he knows bill cosby had always had this contentious relationship with young comics because he was always telling them not to swear so he just starts filling with his iphone and then the next day in philly maggie puts it online at the end of the day with short story on there and over the next few days it just exploded went viral and gawker picked it up and just a bunch of the online news organizations had sprung up and it went crazy and social media and that was the big difference between two thousand fourteen in two thousand five as far as why this case exploded there was social media in two thousand fourteen. There wasn't any in two thousand five so cosby was very good at controlling the media and he but he could not control social media and this thing just kept building and building and before too long the mainstream media was forced to cover it too. Because the new accusers start coming forward and as this is happening the statute of limitations about to expire on on your constanze case so in late. Two thousand fifteen and you pennsylvania. The files criminal charges against cosby. There's a trial. The first one ends in a mistrial but then a second one followed and all of this is happening as metoo movement starting to rise. How did me to play a role in the downfall of cosby. I think the need to move at mainly affected the public's perception of these cases just in the sense that if there's one accuser there's usually more when it's powerful person like this especially when one comes forward than another and another and other and it snowballs so i think it actually made people more likely to understand these cases and why women waited many sexual assault victims. Never go to the police and when they do. It's usually delayed. It's the most underreported violent crime. And that's that's what i think. The big difference because all the jurors were screened about the me too movement and whether or not what they knew about it and they if anyone express strong opinions either way they were dismissed. They were not allowed to sit on the jury in two thousand. Eighteen cosby was convicted on three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault against andrea constand. In two thousand and four now in two thousand twenty one it was all overturned the pennsylvania. Supreme court said cosby cannot be retried on the same charges so nicky even today cosby has supporters. Who believe he's innocent. This includes felicia rashad who played his. Tv wife claire huxtable on the cosby show and is now adina howard university in dc. How powerful men like cosby. Who have long been accused of sexual misconduct. How do they keep their support for so long. Look what happens to you when you do go up against bill cosby cosby. Could control everybody around the in. It's just the power that they have is really unbelievable and even with the media because you know his agency also represents other celebrities. So if you don't behave and ask the questions they want you to ask a hand then. You don't get access to all the other celebrities that this agency has. And like i said and then there were modeling agencies.
"bill cosby" Discussed on Here & Now
"The decision negates the fact that a jury of his peers convicted him and the many many people who came forward bravely with a lot of risk to themselves. That's on my mind and heart in these days. Because i know they are so rightly disappointed in the way the system failed them. It does call into question how difficult it is to get a conviction in these kind of cases of rape and sexual assault in that. Bill cosby had fifty or more accusers. And it still. He still ended up getting convicted. But then again is is conviction was overturned. So what does that tell you about what needs to happen next. Well i have to say that. The pennsylvania supreme court decision was really and highly unusual one. Because here there wasn't actually a written agreement you know and so it. I'm not sure that you will see a broad application of this. Bill cosby rule in a lot of other cases. It really read like a decision that might apply to bill cosby and only bill cosby and and and that brings up. A range of of power considerations. Part of the problem is the prosecutor didn't initially believe the women who came forward and and then not being believed not taking the concerns in claim seriously is part of why it's hard to get a conviction in the first place in most sexual assault isn't ever reported at all but for those who do come forward and do report. They face people all along the way who disbelieved them who disrespect them who disregard them and we have to look at this as a giant example of that that has huge consequences not just for the individuals in the cosby case but for the many people who are wondering whether they too should come forward and well the next question then would have to be a for those people who are wondering whether they should come forward or not. How concerned are you that this will have a chilling effect. It's my hope that the opposite will happen. That it will be a galvanizing moment for survivors and that it will be a giant wakeup call for prosecutor offices around the country around the steps that they have taken over the last several years and whether or not they are meeting this moment to meet this moment we actually have to have spaces where survivors can get. Justice can get accountability. That feels real to them. And and what's in place right now isn't working. It's not serving survivors. Well fatima goss graves president and.
Victoria Valentino, Bill Cosby Accuser, Speaks About His Overturned Conviction
"Bill Cosby came down this week, chances are pretty good. Your reaction was the same as ours in the newsroom. What just happened here? It was a stunning ruling the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, throwing out Cosby's sexual assault conviction and releasing him from prison. Cosby, who is now 83 flashed the V for victory sign to a helicopter overhead as he trudged into his suburban Philadelphia home after serving nearly three years of a 3 to 10 year sentence for drugging and violating Temple University sports administrator Andrea Constand in 2000 and four Cause we spoke with ABC news after he was released over body had defense to say Wait one second. This doesn't match up with the truth. This is not what I was taught in college. This is not what I was part in all the former Cosby Show Star was one of the first celebrities tried and convicted in the ME two era. Can't stand and her lawyers called the ruling disappointing, as did many of the as many as 50 women who accused Cosby of similar actions. One accuser, Victoria Valentino spoke with NBC's Kyra Phillips after his release. First of all, How are you feeling right now? It's been a long day of very distressing day, a very emotional day and a very infuriating day. I think all rape survivors. Have an impotent rage because they are not able to really be listen to be validated be vindicated when he received his guilty, guilty, guilty verdict. We thought we had received justice. What
"bill cosby" Discussed on Court TV Podcast
"Okay so was justice served. Our bill cosby is free. His conviction overturned by the supreme court of pennsylvania. My answer is no and and and it's no on several different levels and and interesting different levels as well and it's like on across the board. Justice is not served. And i say this because i equate justice with the truth right and at truth and accountability. So in this case what is the truth right. Well the the original the jury found him guilty. Found the truth right. They listened to the testimony. They believed the accuser. They believe the other evidence and they came to a verdict. So at that point. You've got your truth. The jury speaks the truth at the end of the case. But now this case has been taken out of their hands. We're no longer talking about a jury decision. Despite the fact that they made a decision that they made a judgment based upon credibility in evidence and burdens of proof and everything else. They did everything a jury supposed to do. And and came to that conclusion. That bill cosby sexually assaulted andrea constand. And then our system took over from there with the punishment an accountability that comes with that but that judgment has been vacated so so we don't have the jury speaking so while we know what they said. We don't know what has been found here and no one is being held responsible for conduct. Okay so you can't have justice. Under those circumstances now there's another reason and it's a very different reason but it's like you flip the coin over right you flip it over and you say well according to the supreme court of pennsylvania. They're never should have been a trial. This man never should have been tried. This man never should have been convicted. There was a violation of his constitutional rights. And that's real. That's absolutely real. We can't compromise that we can't bend the constitution. No we follow it. We follow the constitution. That is it that is our system of justice. that's the entire basis is in that document. So you'll look at this from the other side in our system of justice. We don't want people who were illegally. Convicted should not have been tried should not have been convicted. We don't want them serving time behind bars. So you look at it from the one end of from the accuser victim in the case andrea constand. There's no justice you look at it. From bill cosby's perspective. There is no justice so this is one of those very unusual cases where both sides just leave with a bad taste with a bad bad taste and in and you think about what happened here. What a mess that was created and how justice was not served. It wasn't served for the victim it wasn't served for the defendant and ultimately is not served for the public nice because mistakes were made big time. Mistakes were made now. The key though to looking at this with a little bit of a half full perspective is that the supreme court made the ruling that they made okay. And i'm not saying that. I believe bill cosby is innocent. I'm not saying. I believe bill cosby should be a free man. I'm not saying that. What andrea constand said was not true but what i'm saying is the case went through the rigor of our judicial system and applying all of the constitutional standards to it and then a judgment was made by the supreme court and to be fair. I look at it. It's it's the right call because there was this agreement now should the agreement have been made no there should have been a different way to handle all of it but at the end of the day an agreement was made it was relied upon. It was fundamentally unfair. I agree with all that language. Should the remedy have been what it was to bar any future prosecution. Not necessarily. I can disagree on that. But the conviction overturned tossed vacated discharged. Yes that had to happen. So in that sense you have a little bit of justice in that we know that when these cases end up in court that they will go through the process and the process will be true to our constitutional standards. We're not going to bend the constitution because we believe that someone is listen. They didn't follow the constitution. But i really think he's guilty so we gotta do. We gotta do here. No we want we want justices and judges to make rulings based on the law and apply the facts to the law and come to the same conclusion regardless of any other potential pressures. That are out there so if you want to look at it half full i if you believe justice was not served by this being overturned. He did serve time behind bars so he did do more than two years in prison and was becoming eligible for parole. So that being said this is an ugly case. It's an aberration. And i don't think it will serve as much of a precedent for anything because i don't think they'll ever be another case quite like this one anyway folks. Thank you so much for listening to this special edition of the court. Tv podcast we do it every week. In the meantime you can watch court tv every day. We are a television network. If you have a digital antenna re scan it so you can find our signal. Check out our show notes here. It's a lots of links to interesting articles and videos and clips all related to everything we talk about on the podcast. Thanks so much for listening on vinnie politics as always have a great week. And don't forget to how the kids this podcast is a production of court. Tv could court tv dot com for more content trials on demand and to find out how to watch court tv in your area..
"bill cosby" Discussed on Court TV Podcast
"Not been as draconian. The answer to that lies in the concurring dissenting opinion. So here's here's what they say. They say that there was a violation of bill. Cosby's constitutional rights that is due process. Rights were violated but it didn't occur at the point in time that the majority says it occurred. It occurred at trial when that civil deposition testimony was introduced by the prosecution because it was the state who essentially caused that evidence to come into existence by making that promise not to prosecute and then taking that testimony. He gave believing there was no chance he could be dragged into criminal court and then using those statements in criminal court and the crew incurring incurring dissenting opinion. Says look the remedy isn't no prosecution. it's just suppressed. The dep testimony. And i am so with this opinion. I would love to hear you are too. Because i think you know it's like don't throw the baby out with the bathwater which is not use that that testimony in really the state only needed it for count number three. They didn't even need it for counts one into and really this could have been done with one count so in other words. Instead of barring any future prosecution allow prosecutors to retry the case. But you can't use the evidence from the deposition that bill cosby gave as a result of relying upon the promise not to prosecute make some sense to me and they went all the way all right when we come back what i want you to do julie grant because you were in the courtroom. You got to hear this now. Pennsylvania's one of those states. That i know you're from pennsylvania but i don't like pennsylvania julie because they don't like cameras. I know cameras and microphones inside the courtroom during trials. When you were there. And i want you to let the folks who are listening to this as we tie this up know exactly what the allegations were and what some of the testimony and evidence was in this case. We don't just kind of blow it off and say oh yeah. Bill cosby was a no no. This was a real case that with a real victim testifying and you'll hear what she had to say when we come back follow court. Tv live over the air uninterrupted. If you're watching television with an antenna just rescan your channels now to add court. Tv and go to court tv dot com to see the exact channel position and more ways to watch court tv in your area. The views and opinions expressed in. This podcast are simply that opinions. All are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law sensitive topics are discussed discretion is advised unwanted reunification. Because you happy. He was able to the cover. The corruption montgomery county with crooked crooked. Judge stealing o'neal unbelievable. Unbelievable bill cosby set free and then afterwards pointing the finger a crooked. Da a crooked judge in montgomery county pennsylvania. Okay so there were two trials here and the the accuser the victim andrea constand had to testify and it was a big part of the case. Julie grant was inside the courtroom. No cameras no microphone. So julie give us an idea of what this testimony was like what this evidence was like what this jury heard because ultimately that second jury believed her beyond any and all reasonable doubt absolutely right many as they should have in my opinion and i brought with me today to come on your podcast show notes that i took during the first trial when i was sitting in the courtroom reporting on the case i typed up pages upon pages of notes on andrea constanze testimony and i can remember it was like you could hear pin-drop when she walked into the courtroom. I mean just complete silence. She was very imposed. Came off very matter of fact came off very believable. Very authentic didn't come off as dramatic. Didn't come off as exaggerating. Just came off as being very truthful. And she would concede if she was mistaken about something and she was very descriptive. In when i. When i went back looking at this the when i found out i was gonna come on the podcast and talk with you about this. It reminded me of some other things that were just so disgusting. That i have forgotten about from. I mean this happened in two thousand seventeen spring of two thousand seventeen and i have some quotes from her and when she talks about him she she described him to. The jury is being figure somebody who was a mentor to him that she trusted greatly and she was at temple and she was. She was heading up the women's basketball program their and that's touch. You got to know bill cosby because at the time he was revered at temple university revered in philadelphia i mean he was not only the man in america but especially the man there and she felt really special that he paid attention to her in such a way that it was like a mentioned mentorship he so she saw him as an older figure in her life. Kind of like a dad like figure that she really really valued his opinion and they would have long talks and things and when this incident happened it was in sometime around the beginning of two thousand four and she had gone to his home to talk about her career. She's very stressed and she said that. At one point in the conversation he went upstairs. Came back down to the kitchen and had three blue pills and he said put them down there your friends. They'll take the edge off and she said i are these herbal and he said yes there were able when she said. Okay i trust. Do take the pills. And so she swallowed them and she said shortly after she was seeing double her mouth felt like cotton. She didn't even have the strength to walk from the kitchen table to the couch. And this is a very athletic woman at didn't even have that strength and she was panicking but said that she couldn't leave. She knew she wouldn't be able to drive. And he encouraged her lay down on the couch and That was when she said that she was jolted awake. Feeling bill cosby groping her breasts underneath her shirt feeling his hand inside her vagina moving in and out. She felt him take her hand. Place it on his penis and move it back and forth in all this was going on. She said i wasn't able to tell him to stop or push them away in a quarter directly here. She said quote in my head. I was trying to get my hands to move or my legs to move. I was frozen in those messages. Didn't get there. I was very limp. I wasn't able to fight him in any way. I wanted it to stop. And she was looking so sad giving that testimony fighting back tears and since you ultimate felt humiliated and very confused that somebody should trust it so much would do this to her and became even more sickening vinnie. When i was reviewing these notes. I forgot about something really really atrocious. That happened after the fact when she said he was always hard to get a hold up it was hard to get him on the phone but finally when she did there was a time where they met up to speak and she asked him what he gave her at his house and his reply was. I thought you had an orgasm. didn't you. and she was extremely upset. He would not say what he gave her. She felt like it was so disturbing and it was such a big burden on our. She said she didn't have the courage to even tell her family at the time. She was so petrified and so upset. She had gone back to canada where she's from and then finally in mid january in the following year. She was having such bad nightmares. She confided in her mother and told her that bill cosby sexually violated her gave her three blue pills. She didn't consent to it and just could not cake holding in that awful secret anymore and so that was when her mother than got a hold of bill cosby the three of them were on the phone and at one point. It was the same thing. They were confronting him about it and at that time he did apologize to her and her mother but then in the same phone call many he said to her mother will he.
"bill cosby" Discussed on Court TV Podcast
"Just tell you. It is extremely rare in criminal cases for someone to win an appeal right. So i you have to win the appeal and usually when you win an appeal the only thing you get is a brand new trial right and there's some adjustment maybe a little less evidence or some change or different instruction to the jury but generally speaking criminal defendants if they get that conviction overturned. They're back in court for a brand new trial. Not in this case there will be no additional new trial. He's been set free and let me tell you by the time. The ink was dry. On the supreme court's opinion setting him free. He literally was free. I it's absolutely amazing. Amazing that this has happened so quickly. So what we want to do on this. Podcast is address. First of all how we got here. How do how do we go from. Bill cosby convicted sex offender to bill cosby now. All of a sudden free and his his conviction overturned. Well we've got a special guest joining us To help us with all of this Julie grant court tv anchor. She also has covered this case extensively being inside the courtroom listening to the testimony and has spoken to the people involved and has Read every paper filed in this thing so we call her the professor at court tv as well because she literally as a law professor as well i want first of all your reaction was it. Was it shock where you thinking. This was possible. What how when you heard the news in. And he came across the wires that that bill cosby's been set free by the supreme court What were your thoughts. I was stunned stunned and truly sickened as someone who sat in that courtroom for his first trial heard all of the evidence that was quite frankly despicable. I mean just despicable appalling disgusting sexually assaultive behavior and into not only was. I shocked at that decision but also in reading the decision. We know that there were two issues that the court was potentially going to be taking up right because the defense combat appeal based on different grounds. And they didn't even address the one that most of us. I think who were closely watching this case thought they would. That was with the disparity in the numbers of the prior bad act witnesses one in the first trump versus five in the second. I thought for sure. That's where the court might have a sticking point. But here i i was still blindsided by this at and really really and truly stunned that the remedy the court arrived at staying that that prosecution agreement was a good deal. It should have never gotten to the point of a prosecution and to save it. Any further prosecution is barred is ish shocking and understandably very upsetting for not just injury constand victim on that case in pennsylvania but so many other accusers vinnie at the time who are watching this. Trial cheering her on standing in solidarity with her and almost living vicariously through her trying to seek justice. So let's do this because this is fascinating because you look at this. The overturned a conviction and they set someone free and in the world of law court. Tv we deal with with with two concepts. You know the facts of the case and the law of the case and what i find fascinating about the way this whole thing is transpired is that none of the facts have changed here. The facts are all still the same. There was no new evidence that came aboard. There was a nothing uncovered by the by the supreme court or by the defense attorneys. There was nothing. No facts change. This was a legal decision. A legal decision made by the court so to me what that means and what that tells me is this is not an exoneration of bill cosby yes. He's been set free. Yes the the convictions overturned. But he hasn't been exonerated. This isn't like the typical case where we see. Oh they found some dna and it matches somebody else. An innocent person was in prison. We need to set him free now. Exactly getting that's not the case here. This is based on the law. Explain to us legally how the supreme court got to the point that they did in releasing and setting bill cosby free sure so they decided to look at really only one of the two issues because they said if we get through this i issue in our analysis than the second one with the by act witnesses becomes moot and we won't even address so they start new with this issue of the non-prosecution agreement so back in two thousand four bill cosby sexually assaulted andrea constand at his home in montgomery county and she reported this incident in two thousand five and the da. At the time. Bruce castor said that after evaluating the evidence taking into consideration various things going on the fact that there were some delayed reporting and other things. He said he declined to prosecute bill cosby. He said it publicly. He'd he didn't seek out a formal immunity agreement from the court which he could have where we're the court would have been essentially signing up and saying you know this is illegal documents saying that he is not to be prosecuted been given immunity. But that didn't happen. It was it was a public promise and at the same time injured constant had sued him civilly for the sexually assaulted behavior of the same incident and bill. Casters bruce castor. Excuse me his line of thinking. Was that if we remove this threat of criminal prosecution than go cosby would go through with giving civil depositions. He wouldn't have any reason to his invoke his fifth amendment privilege because there is no longer a question of whether he'll be dragged into criminal courts so bill cosby relied on that. Promise that he wouldn't be prosecuted. He relied on it to his detriment and he spoke in the civil depositions about obtaining quay lutes from his doctor with the intent of using them to have sex with women and so the very damaging statements that he made in that civil deposition were then used years later fast forward to december two thousand fifteen when a new. Da's office is name's kevin steele. He's still bear in montgomery county and he was of the opinion as were many attorneys in that office said the evidence always existed to your point of no evidence changed that the evidence was always there that she was a credible survivor of sexual assault. And he wanted to move forward so he filed three counts of aggravated indecent assault against bill cosby and there were two trials that took place in in both of those trials the civil deposition testimony was introduced against him. We always talk about on court. Tv those admissions by party opponent emissions by defendant. They always come into. That's what happened here. In more of them were used in the second trial. The first trials we know resulted in a hung jury. The second trial resulted in a criminal conviction on all three counts. So the court arrived at the decision that he wasn't afforded due process of law that his constitutional rights were violated. Because a deal was a deal. Essentially in when you're a prosecutor your word is your bond. And he was promised by one prosecutor that he wouldn't be prosecuted and gave up his fifth amendment privilege essentially and then that evidence obtained was used against him so he was a constitutional violation.
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"bill cosby" Discussed on More Content Talk
"Maybe lifestyles that would piss off. Someone like bill cosby or maybe even the lifestyle piss off someone like me. Let me tell you what. I'm not gonna do when i'm not going to do is go to the go to the fiftieth anniversary of brown v board of education ruling and start acting a fool and calling black people all kinds of names in talking about how terrible they turned out. And how you know all these young black people Who i guess. Were supposed to be pillars for model behavioral because bill cosby tv. Show all of a sudden. Now they're these worthless. You know ingrates who are just a a disgrace to the legacy of the civil rights movement. That's what bill cosby said. black then. At jesse jackson was behind him. Jesse jackson looked like he wanted to be behind him after that he was behind him. And you know he said because we kerr's were bad and because we're rude were bad and because you know. We don't take our hats off when people come in the room. Were bad because you know are we don't like to wear belts or whatever pants sagging. You know your typical stereotypical things that you would hear a white supremacist. Say or you know anyone from the modern Outright movement say and then of course claim ignorance like. Oh i wasn't trying to. Vincent it was just you know just being factual that's what's going on. Look at the data. it's all there. Yeah that same old. Act that you get pissed about with ben shapiro does it but you know in this guy does it. Well we all have to pay attention because you know as you know the comedian. Burr is said. He had a fucking sitcom in the nineteen eighties. And so he's the arbiter. He's the example. He's the example of being a good black person is you're supposed to you know. Pull a four hundred million dollar deal at your ass in you know after doing a bunch of stand up gigs. In randomly you know ass backwards fall into a career Selling jello pudding pops and you know people like this. Have no idea how ridiculous they sound talking about. Well you know you follow my example. If you've followed my example. Look no one can follow bill. Cosby's example bill cosby is a rarity there. Not a lot of bill. Cosby's in the world are a bill cosby came along at a time when they were looking for particular kind of talent and he just happened to come along at the right time and this is what i'm talking about when i talked to you about things survivors bias. Bill cosby is the poster boy for survivors bias and other black celebrities a lot of black celebrities..
"bill cosby" Discussed on More Content Talk
"Black man was let jail folks. That's right you heard it you using it everywhere the infamous and Subsequently not so famous bill cosby released from prison. Non technicality This was expected by most people. Paying attention to the case. Game is a surprise to me. Initially because i hadn't really paid attention to the case in great detail to me. It was just like okay. Is another celebrity. Pervert ushered off to jail But looking into it Apparently there was some kind of agreement between cosby and the prosecutor.
"bill cosby" Discussed on The Breakdown with Shaun King
"So he wasn't released on a technicality. I don't even think that you can say. He bought his way out of prison. No no i don't believe that's true either. Did he have attorneys. Who were able to argue this before the supreme court and does that make him a person of means. Yeah of course definitely but he didn't buy his way out of out of prison. That's not what happened. It was a it was a probably. I would think a very difficult decision from the supreme court to do such a thing but it was the prosecution. I would call that prosecutorial misconduct. It was misconduct. I mean that's how you throw out a conviction is that the supreme court determined. It was misconduct. Does that mean that. he's innocent. Absolutely not does it. Mean that he is legally not guilty criminally. It does mean that in means that he is criminally not convicted. Here's probably. I hate to end on a gross snow. Here's probably the grossest thing. Bill cosby is going to sue the county and the state for his. I guess you could call it a wrongful conviction. He will sue them for the misconduct. I don't think it's a wrongful conviction. He was not exonerated and in the supreme court was clear not to say that and and when there is an exoneration excuse me when there is an exoneration they will say such a thing but he'll probably sue them and he could win because there was misconduct there which is crazy. Bill cosby admitted multiple times over multiple decades to giving women what's called date rape drugs and then performing sex acts on it has admitted that in anybody denying it is lying. He admitted it. You know he admitted it and if you don't know he admitted it it's either because you're willfully ignorant or did not do your research or You are thinking. He admitted these things in didn't actually mean them. I have no idea. He admitted it just horrible. And it's why the work we do it. Real justice is so important because we believe in electing ethical district attorneys who run smart fair just systems. And that's often that we get in this country particularly when it pertains to crimes against women and In other marginalized groups what a day It is thursday july first and they are multiple supreme court decisions. That just came down. That are actually really discouraging. One about voting rights going on this country is this is not a revelation for you. This country is a complex mess of a place. I've gotta run Happy first of july hope. You have a great holiday weekend if this weekend means anything to you but love and appreciate all of you i am about to take some time. Also to write a new article for the north star. You can go there right now at the north star dot com and become a member today love and appreciate all of you take care everybody bring the bring the bring the ring green. This is raking. Ceo of the north star and co host of the podcast woke at work. We've heard from so many of you. About how much woke at work has meant to you and how much you're looking forward to new episodes well season two is available for you to listen to on all of your favorite pot casting platforms and new this season. We have video. Episodes available exclusively to our members at the north star. Want to get each episode a week early and actually watch our guest interviews head over to. Www dot the northstar dot com today to become a member for as little as ten dollars a month. Thank you so much for. Your support of black on women lead.
"bill cosby" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Deposition lee was talking about what he did to all of these women did he think somehow he's always been able to control law enforcement. So yes did. He think that he was saved because he hadn't been charged. No one was going to come after him again. Probably but that first of all. It's not a promise that castro had the power to make. There's no written record of it. There's no proof of that. And how can you make a promise like that. That uphold that says future prosecutors. You can't do this either. in pennsylvania. You're supposed to have these immunity remits written and signed off on by judge so I think only bill cosby knows why he was so forthcoming in that Deposition but bruce castro also made it clear pretty much day one. He wasn't going to charge cosby so he you know whatever is going on with the two of them i could. I could see cosby thinking. He had some kind of control over caster. And in fact castro all of a sudden ran for his old job as is back in two thousand fifteen after this case exploded again. Do you have a theory when you say whatever is going on between them. Is there a theory that legitimate there. Well i really always tried to dig into whether there was a personal connection there Even back in two thousand five. And i did find that he was Cosby's broadcasters fathers also an attorney and a castro's father represented the owners of the house who sold that house to cosby. And where this happened in oaklands park pennsylvania and he didn't disclose it to injury attorneys. Is you're just supposed to disclose it. It's nothing wrong with it. But he didn't disclose it to andrew attorneys but he did disclose it to cosby's attorney. I mean walter phillips junior who has since died only that only. He told me about it so that was just a glimmer that there was something else going on here because i covered broadcaster for years. He loved High profile cases. He loved getting his face on tv. He held press conferences at the drop of a hat about his gazes in he was just like radio. Silence about this. For the first few days and the only press conference he did help was after they interview hold the ebbs after they interviewed cosby and in it he just. It seemed very clear. He wasn't going to be charging. You said this is a promise. Caster doesn't have the power to make but it seems like he did. It seems not not that he made the promise but he certainly had the to enforce the even a promise that he maybe he didn't make i'm saying under the law didn't i mean the laws very clear. It says that he judged the trial. Judge question caster about his caster testified for seven hours on this issue in february two thousand sixteen and he was just honestly perplexed. He's like bruce. You know how immunity agreements work has to be signed off on by judge. You write up something on his labor Case number new throat in a drawer. You didn't do that and then caster just started saying i'm the sovereign and as a sovereign montgomery county. I can do this so his own first. Assistant reaffirming he claimed he told her about this immunity. we manage. she told it was attorneys. Reset did not have any recollection of this she. She's the da reopened the case in two thousand. Fifteen hundred attorneys testified. That wasn't true so that's all i'm saying. I'm just saying you know. He didn't under the law at the authority to do it. But that's why i'm saying this. This supreme court decision makes no sense are not exactly someone who's naive about journalism but what you said about trading up to get. The story is something that surprised me. They're trading up journalistically to make sure you get exclusives with cosby. That's not something. I've heard very often. I never heard of either until Two thousand five or rampant in the national tv bedia than anything. And i was doing a bunch of tv shows national tv shows at the time of the bookers. Were telling me causes. People were putting pressure on them not to have me on. And that's when i heard the phrase trading up at his videos are on my website. You can see them. You'll see how. I'm getting ripped apart by like dan. Abramson the guests on his show in greta van susteren show so yeah it was really shocking to me very disillusioning. Because i worked for a newspaper. That never back down to anybody. And i said to this day. I am convinced that there's no other news organization in the country that would have let me cover this case the way the daily news did in two thousand five is. There's so many people were scared of him. in a wanted to befriend him or or scared his power or scared of whatever and the daily news was just a paper. That was never scared of anyone. There are rewards and fulfillment in being the one who writes about this stuff and heartbreak and awful. Has it been terrible for you though. Because i imagine that there's been a good amount of blame the messenger given cosby's iconic status especially before some of this stuff became obviously true right. Obviously yeah in two thousand five. I mean his. His attorney was calling every day. Martin singer threatening to sue a newspaper and sending threatening letters on castor was threatening to have me arrested for my stories. There was a negative story about me in the philadelphia. Weekly that. I think they had something to do with so. Yeah it's never been a case there's been covered in glory with. That's not why i pursued it. I pursued it. Because i believed that the the truth was of these games. I believe these women and i was cosby fan. When this all started in two thousand five. I grew up watching that auburn and the cosby kids on saturday mornings. I loved the cosby show. I mean my initial reaction was not the cause but your job as a journalist is to put your personal feelings aside and try to find out the truth and you know the more. I found out about injury constand.
"bill cosby" Discussed on The Gerry Callahan Podcast
"That's covered documentary. he's not just a rapist. That's bad enough. But he's a sick. Twist deviant who wanted them zonked out. He wanted them immobilized. I mean it's like is the fun of sax to the other party is into it is like enjoying up. I mean except for. Brian stelter is wife. I would assume everybody else out there. Like he's having a good time. Well i guess this is explain like necrophilia. You know the there are people are sickos out there. That want their victims dead. He wanted them out cold and then he would have his way with them. And when the wake up again he'd just be relaxing like just had consensual sex. He's the worst kind of deviant the worst kind of monster and we got you know people celebrating the fact that he's free. I think the set. The kind of pathetic thing was people in his team on his team like pretending he's innocent. We've got past that. How do you pretend he's innocent. How can you do that when the the case the case fell apart. Or the the overturn. The spring court's decision was based on the fact that he confessed he confessed and the reason he confessed. As the prosecutor allegedly told him he wouldn't be criminally prosecuted if he would confess in the civil case. So that's what he did he confessed. So how can you. whether you're phyllis rashad or your andrew wider. Is you know this pathetic wife. How can you sit there and say this is a great of an injustice was right in or overturned and an innocent man is free when he already admitted he's not innocent. It just seems like if one time a criminal was going to get out of prison with his head held down and just go away. This unia right cosby jail like proclaiming his innocence. I wasn't he defiant towards the judge to when he was sentenced yes and he could have gotten. I was just reading about this. He was. I think he was denied. Parole was denied early release or whatever because because he won't admit it he wouldn't go to therapy wouldn't go to sex therapy in prison. Which to me you know. what else are you doing. you're in prison. Do whatever the takes to sex therapy but if you don't mind is what was billed doing present. What do you think is day was like. That's a good question. He was according to his lawyer. And we could play some of the lawyers. The couple lawyers spokespeople who were talking to the media building say much built said whatever these. He stuck to a story but I they were saying he was a mentor to the young prisoners. He told them just how to mix the. You know the the quail loose in with the cosmo but can we now tyler. Perry look at this guy. This is the guy i mean. Imagine imagine sitting there holding his arm talking about innocent. He is when you know. What does that shirt. he's where i was just thinking. That was getting out of prison central. Hand-me-downs here's what he's always done. He always warned. he warned. You umass shirts a lot. Which deputy we're temple shirts t. shirts and that was his thing. Maybe you know. That's why prayed on the basketball. She was a trainer right. The basketball coach she trainer. He's got nine million victims but Can we listen can she's Gloria aldred is representing thirty three victims. Thirty three of his sixty victims of being represented by gloria allred. I mean he's gonna pay a lot if he hasn't already which is good because he offered you know to like pay the tuition of some of his victims and pay them pay their travel expenses before he drug them and rape them so he didn't. He wasn't cheap when he was destroying the lives of young women. But can we hear craig here some of From team cosby yesterday refused to put him on a communist this in sixty along with so many other great names like gregory jane funded. How could a man who being watched by the fbi every day be raping and drugging women in his face. Lack me today with the help of these wonderful attorneys. that's.
"bill cosby" Discussed on Post Reports
"Who abused andrea constand. You could you can see that in the words that she chose to use when she was speaking to us. So then what happens now like is that it. Bill cosby is free. And that's the end of the story. I don't think we know the answer to the question of what happens next. The women who have made accusations against bill cosby have been very persistent and their efforts to bring him to justice as they would put it. And i can't imagine that they would go quietly into the night however at this point. It appears that bill cosby will be released from prison A prosecutor who had been rejoicing after a guilty verdict Will have to figure out what he does next. And the court of public opinion will get another chance to weigh in on. Bill cosby this man. Who had a legacy as america's dad as this cute lovable guy in sweaters that legacy had really been up ended when the initial accusations were made against him it was further tossed to the ground when he was convicted. But you know the public has a short attention span. And it's been a while since he was convicted and one of the women who had accused him of sexually assaulting and harassing her Told me today that in some ways if she wanted to look for a silver lining in this decision that had so devastated her today it would be that people would be talking about bill cosby and their accusations against him again and maybe at the end of the day that's the final victory for all of these women. They wanted the world to know what they say happened. At the hands of the celebrity this legend this beloved figure and now the world knows and the world has been reminded again about what they have to say.
"bill cosby" Discussed on Strange Brew Podcast!
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"bill cosby" Discussed on 20 Minute Morning Show
"I'm looking at the hypocrisy among black celebrities. They can choose to pick on bill cosby but they won't say anything. Out of their mouths about Harvey Weinstein Harvey Weinstein is being allowed to pay this large large sum of money to his accusers and not having to admit guilt. Bill Cosby wasn't afforded the same opportunity. They put this Eighty eighty plus year old man in prison and Harvey Weinstein. A may be likely to. He may not serve any prison time. So why. Don't the Oprah Winfrey and Eddie Murphy and all these other celebrities say anything about Harvey Weinstein. I'll tell you why because they are afraid of the Jewish Backlash Lash if you began picking on a man who was pretty much responsible for opening doors for you in Hollywood. I doubt very seriously if you'll find any black celebrity not one black celebrity going against the Jewish Hollywood establishment because they are cowards. I even saw my brother the game because you know fifty cent came out against Oprah Winfrey Russell. Simmons is being being harassed. Now by Oprah Winfrey with this do documentary about his alleged sexual excavates with women who he said He. You had consensual sex with so oprah. Winfrey is now doing a documentary based off of that part of Russell Simmons Life and she did something on Michael Jackson's life. But why aren't you doing anything on Harvey Weinstein. You've taken pictures with him they you. We've seeing Oprah Winfrey and pictures with her kissing Harvey Weinstein just making all over him. And why isn't she exposing her friend. You I know why again it goes back to the Jewish lobby. You're you're not going to go against the the Hollywood Jewish establishment because they pay your bills. They open open doors for you and they can shit you out of the industry so it's easy pickings to talk about Bill Cosby Amanda. Don't control nothing. He he can't stop you from being in a movie. Can't stop you from having a television special. He can't stop any distribution of your material but the juice can and Harvey Weinstein Women One of the most powerful men in Hollywood. He can stop it. You know that twenty five million dollars that He's GONNA pay out to his accuses uses. He's not paying. A dime company is banned at so my question is what is going on. Who are these people?.