Damon Wayans has joined the ranks of Cosby apologists with recent comments on The Breakfast Club radio show about Cosby's accusers being "un-rapeable" that highlight how clueless he is about the actual socio-cultural influences that lead to the crime of rape.
On behalf of my sisters, I ask you to utter these three simple words, "I am sorry." Why? When you violate the mind and body of even one sister, you violate the collective soul of our entire sisterhood.
Johnson recounts how she became an in-demand globetrotting superstar hanging out at fashion designer Halston's legendary parties with Liza Minnelli and Elizabeth Taylor, going to Studio 54, her relationship with tennis legend Arthur Ashe and much more.
While the A&E's special provided a platform for these accusers, one big takeaway is how much weight the men in "Cosby: The Women Speak" still had on the sexual assault narrative.
So what would inspire Damon Wayans to fall on this sword in a moment in history in which one could easily say "I'd prefer not comment?" Why refer to women "unrapeable bitches," when it's impossible not to imagine that this would be met with backlash at best and a loss of opportunities at worst?
To be the most-hated woman of the moment, all you have to do is be kind of a brat. Former Nickelodeon star and "Love Me Harder" singer Ariana Grande came in second in THR's biannual Q Score ranking, which ranks famous people by their popularity -- or in Grande's case, their unpopularity.
Every time we let someone off the hook for "my bad," we present an extremely low opinion of all men as slimy, lecherous animals with no impulse control, an untrue and unfair characterization. Let's stop making excuses for bullies who exploit others and hold them accountable for their actions
As I read the stories of each alleged Bill Cosby victim, and the sad truth that the majority were met "with skepticism, threats and attacks on their character", I couldn't help but question if any of it was, or is, worth it.
Our fear of offending, of not doing the right thing, of being misunderstood or considered not "fun," not "game," or not a "good team player", that fear is greater than our fear of pain. Of being violated. Of conceding where we don't want to concede. Of being overpowered.
I am sorry for having even an ounce of doubt because I did not want the legacy of America's dad being black to deteriorate. I apologize for being so obsessed with that legacy that it blinded me to any wrongdoing.
The California Supreme Court has denied Bill Cosby's petition in the case filed against him by Judy Huth, so it looks like that case is going forward. Huth's lawyer, Gloria Allred, has announced that she intends to take Cosby's deposition within the next month.
We cannot build and maintain a society in which our beloved and revered celebrities' victimization of their fellow man becomes the norm. We have yet to see a conviction and it is unlikely that we ever will.
For lawyers who specialize in helping clients suppress information that could prove embarrassing or worse, several recent developments just made their job a lot harder -- which is, of course, a good thing from the standpoint of the public interest.
Is it not obstruction of justice when one pays a victim or a witness not to disclose important evidence of a crime?
My vote goes to April Ryan of Urban Radio Networks. Major Garrett comes in a close second for the insulting nature of his question about the four Americans held in Iran, but at least he was on subject.