All I have to say is that, like many of you, I am saddened by the conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault of Bill Cosby. It is a shame, and before any of you start calling him a victim, Cos had one of the best lawyers money can buy (same one who represented Michael Jackson several years ago on some very creepy charges).
No, we never want to believe it when people we’ve come to love are accused of serious offenses, and it is automatic for us to defend them vigorously.
But notice, I didn’t say “KNOW and love,” and that’s because watching someone on television, seeing them in movies, or listening to their comedy albums for many, many years DOES NOT mean that you know that person at all. It just means that you enjoy their work because it made you smile.
Cosby is 80 years old, so now the question is, “What happens next?”
Well, his attorneys will appeal and hope to overturn the verdict. But if they lose, Bill Cosby goes to prison.
Some of you say, “This isn’t fair. Cosby wasn’t the only star doing stuff with women not his wife.”
Very true, but Cosby got caught. He counted on a societal and cultural situation where powerful men were able to get away with this kind of criminal behavior towards women.
But thanks to the #metoo movement, those days are gone!
So I join many of you in praying for Bill Cosby and his family. He’s lost two children, he’s in bad health, and now he’s been convicted of serious felonies.
May Almighty GOD have mercy on his soul!