While most Americans can’t get their debt forgiven everyone’s favorite Pudding Pop salesman and accused sexual predator, Bill Cosby, got his sexual assault conviction canceled.
As I write this, Cosby is being released from the State Correctional Institute Phoenix on the grounds that his due process rights were violated. According to reports, an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented Cosby from being criminally prosecuted.
His due process rights were violated? Well, BOO-HOO.
Cosby was convicted of three felony counts against Andrea Constand that included drugging, aggravated indecent assault and sexually assaulting a woman.
There have been a total of 46 women ranging in age from 20 to 80 who have publicly accused Cosby of rape or sexual assault. And a total of 60 who have accused him of rape, drug facilitated sexual assault, battery or some other sexual misconduct, this according reports.
What about their “due process?”
What happened with the former Fat Albert happens all of the time in courtrooms across the country. It doesn’t matter whether it’s in family law court or criminal and civil, the guy with the most money gets off because they have the resources to do so.
So just to be clear, Cosby got out of jail on a technicality—not because he was proven innocent. It seems to me it took his team two years to find the the loophole to get him out. That means they had to dig awhile. There is no doubt that if Cosby had been from a different zip code they would have locked him up and thrown away the key.
We will continue to see the rich and/or famous sidestep accountability and punishment. It’s the way of the world. With that in mind, as women, we have to be on high alert. We should always travel in pairs. We have to look out for ourselves, and each other.
Cosby is 83 years-old. He served 2 out of the 3 to ten year prison sentence.
Here’s what people are saying around the social media water cooler
Probably the most disappointing for many is that former co-star, TV wife and new Dean of Howard University , Phylicia Rashad, posted the following.
Gretchen Carlson, clapped back at Phylicia.
Andrea Constand wrote a statement.