Well in case you thought Bill Cosby was finished, think again! Cosby is letting his fans know that he is here to stay. Using the tagline “Far From Finished” on all of his marketing materials, Cosby is still on tour, telling (not so) funny jokes, and you guessed it-people are still paying to see him.
A few days ago, Bill released a weird video that made lots of people (including myself) uncomfortable. I’m thinking it’s the silk pajamas that kinda threw me off. Oh, and the rotary phone. But I must say, Bill doesn’t look disturbed at all. He’s not letting a few (or 40) rape allegations stand in his way. He’s determined to make us laugh! Check out this video and let me know what you think.
This week, Judy Thompson, the mother of one of Cosby’s accusers wrote an open letter to Camille Cosby, Bill’s wife. The letter reads:
“You have met Jena and perhaps you will remember her. Your husband crossed boundaries that never should have been breached. He shattered her innocence. And for a while even her relationship with her own father, who was so similar, was broken too. Jena tried to convince herself that it was all ‘casting-couch behavior’ but, it was much more sinister. I will spare you from reading the exact details and me in writing those details. But, her inner brokenness was heart breaking. She came home with an inner light extinguished, and still has not fully regained that spark…After meeting your husband, I felt I knew you both.The similarities in our lives as young adults were striking! Both our husbands’ names are ‘Bill’ for William, both born in July and the same sign, both college graduates, both black fraternity men, both successful in their professions, and both with a unique sense of humor too. We could not find anyone that would believe her, a second terrible blow!To be so hurt and violated, and then not be believed! … Jena suffered but we did, also, overwhelming guilt. … Why didn’t we see some red flags? Were flags there? We have searched and searched our memories.”
“There was no proof, only ‘he said, she said, we said.’ … Your husband had enormous funds, we had two children in college. Although living well, we had no funds to take on his personae. We had everything to lose including a very fragile victim. We all could have been further ridiculed by our community. But, we have always wanted to speak our truth to begin real healing.”
“Why now? Because it is the truth, and so many prompted by a growing intolerance of sexual abuse in churches, schools, sports, the armed forces and our society are saying enough of this abuse! It has to stop! I pray for you and your husband every day. I am quite sure you have knowledge of these events as you have lived with the man for over 51 years and know his habits, despite what your statement said. May we all find some peace. Even in hearing the truth, it is both liberating and hurtful, causing an opening of old wounds that need to heal. Only in truth will come wellness, healing and forgiveness.”
“This is our truth.”