Nearly every day, yet another woman steps forward with a story of how she was drugged and raped by the well-known and formerly beloved entertainer Bill Cosby. The most recent woman being Cindra Ladd, wife of Alan Ladd Jr. whose story is nearly identical to the others who have come forward previously. The number of allegations now numbers nearly two dozen. All the stories are similar and all involve the women being drugged and being sexually assaulted or raped by this entertainment icon. Call it what you will, but nearly two dozen women could not, would not all be telling the same lie; nearly two dozen women would have no reason to attempt to defile the reputation of this longtime celebrity without justification.
What I just do not fathom is when will one, some or all of these ladies file legal charges against this man so he can be prosecuted for these heinous crimes, instead of being allowed to walk freely among us without paying any real price for his actions. What are they afraid of?
I read a story on January 14th in the Washington Times that one of them, model Chloe Goins is reportedly planning on filing criminal charges against Cosby. She alleges that the 77-year-old comedian drugged and sexually assaulted her at the Playboy mansion more than six years ago when she was only 18 years old. She claims she passed out at a party there and woke up in a bedroom, naked, with Cosby masturbating and licking her toes. Does it get any more disgusting? I don’t think so.
What I just do not get most about all of this, is the fact that if this were any other non-celebrity male, it is likely he would already have been locked up simply on suspicion of committing such a crime over and over. True, Bill Cosby’s reputation has surely suffered from the amount of women claiming he did these things and the similarity of the accusations but he still walks freely among us; still has his possessions and money; is still permitted to perform and earn more. In terms of what it is he is accused of, I think Bill Cosby himself has lost very little, whereas so many women have suffered mental anguish and fear, allegedly at his hands. Sadly, rape is an ugly word and somehow the shadow of shame nearly always rests of the shoulders of the female, as does the burden of proof.
However ladies, there is strength in numbers, particularly since the crime story is the same for all of you! I hope and pray that some or all of you will get together and fight for the justice all of you and Bill Cosby deserve to see and get.