3 Facts About the Bill Cosby Rape Allegations
By Calvin Tyler | 12/01/2014
Being a celebrity means being celebrated by the masses. Unlike an artist who paints balloon animals on the surface of cork board, the all mighty celebrity is admired for implementing the hard work of other artists. When a celebrity actor shows up to work, they wear the clothes picked out by the wardrobe designer, say the words written by the screenplay writer, stand wherever the director puts the mark, etc.
Against popular belief, Alfred Hitchcock never said actors were cattle. But he did say, “all actors should be treated like cattle.” Hitchcock might have been the greatest filmmaker to have ever walked this spinning ball, and he knew exactly what an actor was. Just an employee. This is where Bill Cosby differs, though, as way more than just an actor. He was a writer, director, stand-up comedian, producer, composer, and all-around hater. It’s no secret that he is a grumpy old curmudgeon, and has been screaming from rooftops for years that people are indecent and immoral.
Eddie Murphy famously, in his HBO stand-up special Raw, reenacted a moment when he received a telephone call from an irate Cosby, berating him about the type of language Murphy was using on stage. Cosby claimed that the language was inappropriate for children, and negative towards the public. Murphy, being the gentleman that he is, in the politest way possible considering the circumstances, hung up with Cosby and called Richard Pryor to ask his advice. Pryor responded with, “Do the people laugh at what you say on stage? Do you get paid? Then tell Bill to have a Coke, a smile, and shut the fuck up.” None of this is new news to anyone who is a fan of comedy, but what is news is that Cosby might have been more inappropriate than any of us could have ever guessed.
3. The Rape Allegations Against Cosby Aren’t New
More than a decade ago a woman by the name of Shawn Brown came forward to say that, Cosby had mixed a drug into her drink, without her knowing, and raped her. In 1997 Cosby admitted to Dan Rather, during an interview for 60 Minutes to having an affair with Brown in 1973. We here at Exposure would like to share this interview with our readers, but cannot due to Cosby and company having all video from the interview shelved permanently.
Brown originally brought the story to National Enquirer, claiming that she was raped because she was not kinky enough for Cosby, and that she had become pregnant during their time together. Cosby admits that Brown’s child could be his, but all of this was considered silly because it was covered by one of the silliest supermarket tabloids in the world. Brown claims that she received a $750 check from Cosby via FedEx, every Tuesday while raising their alleged child. “It wasn’t a huge amount, but it was enough to allow me to stay home with my children,” Brown added
Numerous others have come forward, but, for most of them, this isn’t the first time. Andrea Constand - A Temple University employee, claimed in 2006 that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in his Philadelphia-area mansion two years earlier. Cosby eventually settled this suit out of court as the prosecution said they had *13 Jane Does who would testify Cosby did the same to them in the past.
So, remember that none of this is new. Cosby has been dealing with an entire legal team since the 70’s in regards to allegations of rape. He’s spent millions of dollars keeping this scandal quiet, and would have succeeded,too, if it wasn’t for that Google-happy comedian.
2. Cosby Forced Young Female Staffers To Watch Him Eat Curry
If the allegations aren’t enough to make you cringe, how about this? Cosby’s handlers (the people in charge of taking care of his needs/wants) would insist that young female staffers be present in the green room to watch him eat curry. Let’s think about that for a second. Interns and staffers who were working in New York for The Late Show, hustling to pursue their dreams, would be forced to sit down quietly and watch one of America’s most beloved comics creepily eat a bowl of sloppy, brown goo with a spoon.
A source close to the show tells Confidenti@l that the disgraced comic had some truly bizarre backstage requests.
"He'd include as a request, before he arrived, that the young girls, interns and assistants, all had to gather around in the green room backstage and sit down and watch him eat curry," the stunned source explains. "No one would say anything, and he would sit silently eating and make us watch and want us to watch."
In the wake of multiple women accusing Cosby of raping them, his latest visit to the CBS show has been canceled. But when the 77-year-old comic appeared multiple times over the years, he'd act alarmingly gross to the women employees.
This proves the age-old philosophy that: " You never really know a man until you've been forced to watch him eat curry."
1. Cosby Had a Disturbing Standup Bit About Drugging Girls For Sex
This is gross and requires very little description. Just watch and make the call for yourself.
It's sad to see an icon go through this kind of ordeal, but it calls back to society's need to worship strangers just because they are charismatic enough to be on television. But what's great to see is that the times we find ourselves living in are full of excitement. When a fairly unknown stand-up comic can open the eyes of the world to terrible allegations that have been haunting a man who is so powerful that he was once in talks to buy NBC. it only proves without a doubt that our species might be moving in the right direction.
But, for right now, if you're on the fence when it comes to the allegations facing Bill Cosby (Maybe you liked his mediocre sitcom...a lot), please remember to keep an open mind. Because you might live to see the day that Cosby be escorted to prison in handcuffs.
*13 was the current number of alleged victims who had come forward at the time of this article. As of December 1st, 2014, the number of victims has grown to 16.
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