It’s #FathersDay and you can only wonder what ‘America’s Dad’ is doing. The day after you’re found not guilty for a despicable crime, do you sleep in or do you wake up early as gratitude to God. I mean it is Sunday. Is it illegal or immoral to feel good about beating a trial that someone was a victim in? Did OJ drink Orange Juice and have pancakes after he beat his trial? In comparison, Snoop Dogg held his head down and had his hands in the prayer position when he beat his murder case. There were no smiles. But it’s Fathers Day and I don’t how many more of these trials Cosby can take but I can tell you how many more he can expect.
Cosby was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault in an incident involving former Temple University basketball staffer Andrea Constand at his home in suburban Philadelphia in 2004.
Over the last 10 days, jurors heard the entertainer’s defense that the encounter was consensual, while Constand, taking the stand and facing Cosby for the first time, testified that Cosby drugged her and robbed her of the ability to consent.
Had he been found guilty, Cosby, 79, would have faced a maximum of 10 years in prison on each count.
Cosby has been accused by 59 women of rape, drug facilitated sexual assault, sexual battery, or other sexual misconduct. This weekend, he was acquitted but does this one trial success give him a clean slate? Gloria Allred, the attorney that represents most of the accusers, would like to think not. If she has her way, this won’t be the last of this one specific case.
But when does this end? At what point does Cosby get his Star back and validation from white people? If this turns out to be one big festival of Cosby accusers and non-guilty verdicts, does Cosby get to have his squeaky clean persona back? Kobe got his. Michael Jackson got his. Even Subway has still managed to EatFresh despite their public relations nightmare.