I think it’s fair to say that we were all pretty shocked this year when over 40 women came forward with rape allegations against one of America’s most beloved comedians, and friend in our head-Bill Cosby. Before the allegations, most of us viewed Cosby as a father-like figure, an uncle, a pal…a play cousin. I mean after all, he was a funny guy who wore every ugly sweater our dads wished we’d never bought them, and all he ever wanted to do was eat a nice, tasty submarine sandwich on the comfort of his own couch. He made funny faces, did commercials for Jell-O pudding, and was so nice to all of his kids on The Cosby Show…I mean, REALLY, you’d have to be a monster not to like the guy.
But now, 30 years since the launch of The Cosby Show, and in the wake of some very serious allegations, we’re being forced to distance ourselves from the character we know and love, Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, and take a really hard look at the man behind it all-Dr. William H. Cosby.
Things haven’t been looking to good for Bill Cosby…for a while now. 20 plus women have come forward with accusations of rape and sexual assault over the years, but let’s be honest…a lot of us gave them major side eyes at first.
FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during a news conference. Cosby’s attorney said Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 that Cosby will not dignify “decade-old, discredited” claims of sexual abuse with a response, the first reaction from the comedian to an increasing uproar over allegations that he sexually assaulted several women in the past. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
According to the Associated Press, Bill Cosby admitted back in 2005 in a deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with. These documents were made public today after months of speculation and accusations from alleged victims.
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.