I am really surprised no one has brought up all the rape allegations being made against Bill Cosby. Maybe it was and I missed it or somehow it got political/racial and was deleted? Figured I would bring it up for discussion though as it kind of bugs me. PLEASE let's keep this on topic. There is nothing racial or political about this so let's not go there. The situation reminds me a lot of what happened to Paula Dean. Things being alleged from long ago in the past that can't possibly be proved now. Sponsors cutting ties, media as usual reporting with a bias, people calling for Cosby's head just as with Paula Dean even though no one knows if any of it is true. I mean whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty in this country? When did being accused of something mean you did it without question? 2 recent news stories on this really get to me. One is the Navy taking back the honorary promotion he was given in 2011...
So I guess the Navy doesn't consider innocent until proven guilty, the basic premise our entire legal system is founded on, to be a core value they should uphold and defend. Allegations should never be grounds to tear someone down. I can see taking it away if he actually did it but just because someone says he did many years ago doesn't mean it happened. How about showing some of that "courage" and "honor" they espouse and actually require proof before taking any action? The other one really doesn't surprise me when you look at who is behind it( Gloria Allred ). She had her typical big news conference with the dutifully crying and woeful "victims" there playing to the cameras and the public for pity. She wants Cosby to basically wave the statue of limitations and let it go to court where "he can prove his innocence". Yeah right, like things don't get all skewed in court by the lawyers so the innocent are found guilty. Cosby would be a moron to do that even if he is innocent as he says he is. If he won't do that she wants him to put up $100 MILLION to basically be paid out to the victims. Yes, you read that right, $100 MILLION!!!!!...
"The Navy is taking this action because allegations against Mr. Cosby are very serious and are in conflict with the Navy's core values of honor, courage and commitment,"
I don't know if he did any of this or not? Truth be told there is no way we will ever know unless there is some long lost video that surfaces. There certainly is no real evidence he did anything wrong. I mean I could say Cosby molested me but does it make it true? I will be darned however if I will crucify ANYONE and believe rape claims without proof. That is about the worst thing you can be accused of and I am not believing it without proof. He said/she said from years and years ago is not something I will just jump at to believe. Maybe that makes me a bad person but it is how I feel. This all just seems too much like a money grab to me. Especially with Allred getting into the mix. As with the Paula Dean fiasco everyone seems to believe it JUST because it is being claimed. Assuming he is innocent as claimed I feel really bad for Cosby. What has happened to our country?
Gloria Allred -- who reps some of the women accusing Bill Cosby of rape -- says she knows the statute of limitations has run out but she issued a challenge ... do "what's right" and fight it out in court, or ante up $100 million for an informal hearing where the women can prove he damaged them.