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Any kinkiness that would explain his actions?
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I cannot say for sure whether he is guilty of these charges or not. The media does seem to have convicted him. So I think it is going to be difficult to get a jury whose members have not been exposed to all of these stories.

More curious to me is the question: Why him? Why now? It is not news that weird sexuality abounds in the entertainment world. Rape, pedophilia, etc. is considered by some to be a "normal" part of the profession. It is not outside of the bounds of imagination to guess that you could throw a stick into a crowd arriving at the Emmy Awards, for example, and have that stick land  close enough to at least a couple of people who have similarly awful behavior.

That Mr. Cosby has done a lot to forward the cause of education, family values, etc. is also well documented. That he is a great supporter of the arts is similarly without question. If these allegations are true for even half of these accusers, one can only wonder what kind of person can live their lives managing these two extremes in behavior.

Another thing I wonder about is this: why would he have to drug all these women? This is a very lame approach to the activity, something you would expect from some low life sleazeball in a bar, not from a man who has both power and money. I would guess that there are any number of attractive females of any age who would happily go to bed with this man. Money and power are a strong aphrodisiac for some. So why would someone in his position result to this kind of lame behavior?

Now, there is the timing of it all. Why now? It is understandable that, if the stories are true, some of the women would have problems coming forward with their stories. After all, he is a man of power, money, and influence. And as we have read, a few came forward, only to have their stories pooh-poohed or dismissed. But look at the sheer numbers of women here. Was their not one woman with enough power or 'connections' to get justice in these matters -- legal or not? Why would it take decades for this to come forward? Heck, the President of the country was toppled for sexual indiscretion in a matter of months ... and this was with a consenting partner (and several who were not consenting, of course.) So why would Cosby's behavior be more securely locked in the closet?

And if this cover up was so expertly managed, then we have to conclude that all the people who made the conditions "right" for his behavior ... well, these people are accomplices and are also legally responsible. But more likely than not, if Mr. Cosby is convicted, we will see a plethora of books and movies-of-the-week written by doormen, handlers, etc. who will describe how they 'witnessed' Mr. Cosby's abhorrent behavior. Ka-ching, ka-ching, the money will roll in.

So again, I don't know if he's guilty or not. I have great respect for much of what he has accomplished, not the least of which are very positive contributions to American culture. And yes, these positive accomplishments could indeed, be divorced from his possible abhorrent behavior. We have often seen, for example, the very strict religious leader who judges his flock harshly and is later convicted of twisted sexual behavior. That these opposite behaviors can reside within the same human is possible -- though how they do it is beyond me.

But I still can't help but wonder ... why him? why now? Surely there were a lot of people who knew about this kind of thing while it was going on. I mean, we are talking about decades of this kind of behavior, if it's true. And we are also talking about a man who, for example, consulted with members of the psychiatric profession during the course of the Cosby Show so as to insure that the scripts were psychologically healthy for the viewing audience. This is a man who, we were told by the very same media, always aspired toward the best within us and encouraged us to aspire to similar heights. This is not some crafty street hustler.

So if he did it, why? And if he continued to do it, who turned away from it and let it go on? Those same reporters so eager to jump on this story are not unique to this era. These are lots of tabloid reporters, gossip columnists, and studio hairdressers who would have jumped on this kind of thing during any point of this man's career if these stories are true. Why were they all so silent? I can understand the possible victims' silence, but not the people who were involved in this in other ways or who knew about it and kept a locked secret. Hairdressers and makeup artists always know what's going on!

Mr. Cosby is not a stupid man. He seemingly has everything in life that one could hope to have ... and more. That he worked hard for it is without question. That he helped others along the way is also true. That he drugged and raped scores of women along the way ... well, we don't know for sure. The media has him convicted and sentenced -- that's for sure. But for someone in his position of power and influence, these kinds of 'revelations' don't just happen. There is more to this story, I'll bet, much much more. 

I hope he didn't do it, but if he did, I hope that justice is served and his victims can begin their healing process at last. But the question still remains in my mind: why him? why now?

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But hasn't he already admitted to this behavior in a few cases that were settled? If it's his MO, I don't find the numbers shocking. 

I also don't think the motivation for abuse/rape fits into a neat category- saying it's truly about power is potentially as wrong as saying it's truly about anything else. Abusers and criminals have all kinds of motivation. While you might be able to profile a type of crime when looking at a group, if you look at an individual case that might not apply at all. Bill Cosby can not fit a profile of a rapist and still be one. 

Also, stand up comics are notoriously prone to drugs, shadiness and sexual weirdness. 

People who work celebrities do whatever to make them happy/shut them up. They're not policing them or worried about the safety of the people who are interacting with them. 

Wasn't he a ob/gyn on his show? Lol. Everywhere you turn, he's a doctor! On his show, as a PhD, giving out drugs to relax people. 

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"Now, there is the timing of it all. Why now?"

This comedian....

http://www.latimes.com/enterta.....story.html

http://www.latimes.com/enterta.....story.html

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The power of Celebrity and $$$$$!

I believe he did do those things, but I also believe that half of the women are lying. So out of the 60 women, I believe 30 of them actually are victims.

Even if he 'wins', his reputation is in taters. He lucked out in that he's old now, and people will feel sorry for him just because he's frail and close to his last days.

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Three sides to every story.  I will wait for the courts to decide.

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t-Pluto is in his 10th house opposite his 19 degree Cancer Sun and square his Ascendant

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way too many women that were victims in this case. It's like the horrible story of a very high placed man, up high in his pedastal looking like he could do no wrong (his show is very self righteous too, in a way with seemingly great intentions of family life and happiness, with two successful parents showing ups and downs of individuals) and then this happens. it's so weird to see him after the show (i've seen bill cosby show) become a molester. it's so gross and shocking! people dont see it coming.

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t-Pluto is in his 10th house opposite his 19 degree Cancer Sun and square his Ascendant  

That's exactly it. Pluto publicly (10th house) exposing the dark side and shadiness.

Some days I love Pluto for this, it's a dirty job but someone has to do it. If it's true, those victims deserve to have the truth known.

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I cannot say for sure whether he is guilty of these charges or not. The media does seem to have convicted him. So I think it is going to be difficult to get a jury whose members have not been exposed to all of these stories.

More curious to me is the question: Why him? Why now? It is not news that weird sexuality abounds in the entertainment world. Rape, pedophilia, etc. is considered by some to be a "normal" part of the profession. It is not outside of the bounds of imagination to guess that you could throw a stick into a crowd arriving at the Emmy Awards, for example, and have that stick land  close enough to at least a couple of people who have similarly awful behavior.

That Mr. Cosby has done a lot to forward the cause of education, family values, etc. is also well documented. That he is a great supporter of the arts is similarly without question. If these allegations are true for even half of these accusers, one can only wonder what kind of person can live their lives managing these two extremes in behavior.

Another thing I wonder about is this: why would he have to drug all these women? This is a very lame approach to the activity, something you would expect from some low life sleazeball in a bar, not from a man who has both power and money. I would guess that there are any number of attractive females of any age who would happily go to bed with this man. Money and power are a strong aphrodisiac for some. So why would someone in his position result to this kind of lame behavior?

Now, there is the timing of it all. Why now? It is understandable that, if the stories are true, some of the women would have problems coming forward with their stories. After all, he is a man of power, money, and influence. And as we have read, a few came forward, only to have their stories pooh-poohed or dismissed. But look at the sheer numbers of women here. Was their not one woman with enough power or 'connections' to get justice in these matters -- legal or not? Why would it take decades for this to come forward? Heck, the President of the country was toppled for sexual indiscretion in a matter of months ... and this was with a consenting partner (and several who were not consenting, of course.) So why would Cosby's behavior be more securely locked in the closet?

And if this cover up was so expertly managed, then we have to conclude that all the people who made the conditions "right" for his behavior ... well, these people are accomplices and are also legally responsible. But more likely than not, if Mr. Cosby is convicted, we will see a plethora of books and movies-of-the-week written by doormen, handlers, etc. who will describe how they 'witnessed' Mr. Cosby's abhorrent behavior. Ka-ching, ka-ching, the money will roll in.

So again, I don't know if he's guilty or not. I have great respect for much of what he has accomplished, not the least of which are very positive contributions to American culture. And yes, these positive accomplishments could indeed, be divorced from his possible abhorrent behavior. We have often seen, for example, the very strict religious leader who judges his flock harshly and is later convicted of twisted sexual behavior. That these opposite behaviors can reside within the same human is possible -- though how they do it is beyond me.

But I still can't help but wonder ... why him? why now? Surely there were a lot of people who knew about this kind of thing while it was going on. I mean, we are talking about decades of this kind of behavior, if it's true. And we are also talking about a man who, for example, consulted with members of the psychiatric profession during the course of the Cosby Show so as to insure that the scripts were psychologically healthy for the viewing audience. This is a man who, we were told by the very same media, always aspired toward the best within us and encouraged us to aspire to similar heights. This is not some crafty street hustler.

He's a sociopath and possibly a psychopath. Questions like "why would he need to drug women when he could have any woman he wanted?" are not relevant to this type of person. Logic does not extend to their behavior. And rape is never about sex anyway. There's plenty of guys who never get laid who don't rape women. It's a disease. And one that can't be understood from a healthy mind. A healthy mind can't fathom why a person would do this because they can't find it in themselves. But I assure you there are people on this earth who embody evil. 

And haven't we seen many attractive rapists? Just that fact is undeniable. 

Also (unrelated to your comment fritzy), why is that a woman charging him and suing him back in the day (he settled) didn't change his image a bit. But a male comedian says a little blurb about it and all of a sudden it's valid and taken seriously? I might be the only one that see the sexism in that but it reeks of it to me. 

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