The Cosby Fallout Continues
By admin on Nov 30, 2014 | In General
If you've been keeping tabs on the fallout over the accusations concerning comic legend Bill Cosby, you may already know that, as a result of the growing number of women coming forward to claim Mr. Cosby committed heinous acts of sexual misconduct with them in past years, NBC dropped plans to develop a new sitcom featuring the comic, Netflix and Comedy Center canceled planned Cosby specials, and TVLand announced it would stop airing re-runs of the highly popular ?Cosby Show.?
You may have also heard that talk show hosts David Letterman and Queen Latifah hastily pulled the plug on scheduled appearances of Mr. Cosby.
Well, the distancing continues to grow. The Berklee College of Music and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst have both cut ties with the man who, until recently, was considered one of the most famous and trusted performers.
Mr. Cosby had been awarded a degree by the U. of Mass at Amherst and had served on its fundraising committee. Berklee College had awarded a scholarship in his name. According to a news article in the Washington Post, that has been discontinued. The article further states Temple University is under pressure to drop Mr. Cosby as a member of its board of trustees.
Mr. Cosby is not without his defenders. Among the most interesting of defenses being offered is why the women waiting so long -- in some cases decades -- to bring these charges to light. Many a celebrity has been sued over similar kinds of allegations, oftentimes with big-money settlements resulting. So it's not an unreasonble question to ask why Mr. Cosby's accusers haven't sought legal recourse up till now.
That point notwithstanding, I expect we'll hear a lot more of this increasingly saddening story as it plays out in the media.
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