Some nasty allegations are circulating around America’s number one family man, a man who was looked up to and idolized by countless fans. For about a decade now, Bill Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by women who say he forced alcohol and drugs on them.
Cosby and his lawyer have repeatedly said that the allegations are untrue. Bill Cosby has never been charged or prosecuted.
Since 2005, a handful of women have claimed to be victims of sexual assault at the hands of Bill Cosby. This year, those accusations resurfaced, and on Monday (November 10, 2014) one of Cosby’s accusers, Barbara Bowman, turned public once again with an article in the Washington Post. She has also spoken live with CNN.
Bowman claims she was drugged then raped, though she said she never saw drugs. “I woke up out of a very confused state not in my clothes.” She said she knew her body had been touched without her permission. She explained that she woke up in this state several times in the course of her contact with Cosby. She told CNN that Cosby told her she had been drunk.
Bowman was an aspiring actress at the time. She told CNN that Cosby was a mentor to her; someone who she thought would mold her talents. She expressed that she loved him just as America loved Dr. Huxtable. Bowman met Cosby at the age of 17 in 1985. She claimed the abuse started after she turned 18.
According to CNN, when asked about the allegations Saturday during an interview on NPR, Cosby did not respond — instead shaking his head “no,” according to the interviewer, Scott Simon.
Again, Bill Cosby was never prosecuted on any charges.
On Monday, the comedian (pretty sure it wasn’t Bill) – or whomever is in charge of his Twitter account, put out a challenge with a picture of Cosby in a cap: “Go ahead. Meme me! #cosbymeme.”
The Internet didn’t hesitate to humiliate Cosby in reaction to the allegations.
Does this change your perception of the comedian? What questions do you have for the victims? Could this tarnish his reputation? Should Bill Cosby drop his silence and speak out? Let us know what you think!