In lieu of rape allegations and rumors + Bill Cosby’s second talk show interview cancellation [with The David Letterman Show scheduled for November 19, and before that, The Queen Latifah Show for October 30] Cosby, having been easy about it all, took to social media today—easy like Sunday morning and dropped us all a little note from his attorney on his behalf:
“Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work. There will be no further statement from Mr. Cosby or any of his representatives.”
- John P. Schmitt, lawyer for Bill Cosby”
Despite comedian Hannibal Buress’ onstage diss, and the [#Cosbymeme] social media interactive gone bad—amid the rumors, someone from his team dared to carry on as if the once beloved (once respected) tv dad wasn’t in the middle of being accused of some horrific things-and thought it’d be okay to play an Internet meme caption game that obviously went awry considering Cosby’s recent allegations like those that have been looming overhead since as far back as 2002 involving raping/taking advantage of women (where in 2006 he settled out of court with one).
Most recently a woman by the name of Barbara Bowman re-scratched the surface of all that has been getting swept under the rug, and has been making her rounds-telling her story about the Cos that, for years, she could not get heard on.
Now, with the world of social media and open access to the media (in ways that unlike years ago when Cosby “allegedly” raped her) Bowman is able to get the story out–and she did via the Washington Post called: “Bill Cosby Raped Me. Why Did It Take 30 Years for People to Believe My Story?”
I will answer that (in a sentence): Because she didn’t have access to the media then, like now (over the past few years).
Just that title of hers alone sent me into a ’bout of PTSD this morning…
Because I for one, feel her plight and can totally identify with her as, for over 14 years (to date), I’ve lived an ordeal that years ago, no one wanted to hear me on and that now—is finally slowly seeping through the cracks: the rumors and whispers in 2014 are making its ways back over here to the states… I wait. But I’m done talking. Like that Barbara Bowman woman-it did not work-for years. I don’t know about hers, but for me, the truth ruined my (once) private life. So now I play a role…
And now, in order to be heard, intelligently credible, and understood (by the un-starstruck and sensible), I’ve had to pull from my writing ability and sense and sensibilities to play this game and “entertain” -utilize my platforms only to filter through what soon will be an Armageddon that, when it does, the only thing I have to say is: “I told yous so” . At that point, I know I will break down and cry from finally being able to repair and put my life back together again. Hopefully, like this