BILL COSBY’S DAMAGED LEGACY?
Bill Cosby has been known as America’s Favorite Dad since his days on The Cosby Show. Everyone loved him and his unique brand of humor. However, his legacy might be tarnished due to various rape allegations that have some out against him this past month.
Among the women that have come forward are former supermodel Janice Dickinson, who says she tried to come forward in the past, but was told she was not allowed to mention it in her book. She did, however, mention it on the Howard Stern Show in 2006. She appeared on ET today in order to finally tell her story and represent all the women who are too afraid to come forward. (Bill Cosby’s attorney denies the allegations)
Cosby has yet to say anything himself regarding the allegations. When asked in an interview with NPR, he simply shook his head no.
Which brings me to my question, why isn’t he defending himself? (Aside from attorney statements) As the Washington Post has pointed out, his ignoring the situation is only making it worse for him. He also has had several appearances canceled and his new comedy shelved in light of these allegations.
Will this be how Bill Cosby will be remembered? Several people are comparing this case to Joe Paterno’s tarnished legacy after the Sandusky scandal. Only time will tell, but for right now we are left wondering what will happen and if he will ever come forward regarding these allegations.
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