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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Cosby to do sexual assault town halls

Bill Cosby is planning town halls about sexual assault, the law and to teach young men how not to get caught with their pants down, so to speak.

"I don't want kids going through what I just went through," the 79-year-old former comedian said [or: "If there's a loophole in the law that's gonna help them avoid jail, I want them to know about it"].

Cosby's spokesman Andrew Wyatt told TV show "Good Day Alabama" that town halls might start as early as next month, [providing nobody else comes forward with another frivolous suit]. 

'The Cos' plans to discuss sexual assault and the legal system with the kids. It's like a hacker going 'white hat.'

Wyatt said that the issues involved with sexual assault were particularly important for young athletes with super-high hormone levels and access to drugs.

The proposed talks drew strong criticism from organizations that work with sexual assault victims as well as the scores of women Cosby allegedly sexually assaulted and the Jello Pudding company.

But Wyatt said that young people "need to know what they're facing when they're hanging out and partying," [and sexually assaulting women]. 

Wyatt spoke at WBRC Fox 6 News:

Wyatt: "Mr. Cosby wants to get back to work. We are now planning town halls, and we're going to be coming to this city sometime in July."

Host: "Really? Like a town hall just to talk with people?"

Wyatt: "To talk to young people. Because this is bigger than Bill Cosby. This issue can affect any young person, especially young athletes of today. And they need to know what they're facing when they're hanging out and partying, when they're doing certain things that they shouldn't be doing. And it also affects, you know, married men [laughs]."

Host: "Is it kind of a do-what-I-say-and-not-as-I-do situation?"

Wyatt: "Right."

Ebonee Benson, a spokesperson for Camille Cosby, Bill's wife, also appeared on the program and said the town halls is also to discuss changing laws. "The statute of limitations for victims of sexual assault are being extended, so this is why people need to be educated on a brush against a shoulder; anything at this point can be considered sexual assault and it's a good thing to be educated about the laws."

In Cosby's case, the brush wasn't against a shoulder--it was further south of the equator.

Some say Cosby is attempting to teach men how to avoid legal trouble after they sexually assault someone.

"It would be more useful if Mr. Cosby would spend time talking with people about how not to commit sexual assault in the first place," said Jodi Omear, a RAINN spokeswoman. RAINN is an anti-sexual violence organization.

Gee, ya think?

The Women's March, a group that organized mass rallies after the Trump inauguration said on Twitter that "#RapeCulture is Bill Cosby planning town halls on how married men & male athletes can avoid sexual assault charges."

I hate to say it, but that sounds accurate.

'The Cos' may face another trial over accusations that he drugged and molested Andrea Constand at his home in 2004.

The Montgomery County DA Kevin Steele said he intends to retry the case after a jury couldn't reach a verdict after 52 hours of deliberations. 

Cosby still remains charged with three second-degree felony counts of aggravated indecent assault. Each count carries a minimum of five years in prison, and with Cosby, that could mean a life sentence.

Perhaps he should go for the Hillary defense and tell them the assaults were unintentional.