Bill Cosby Dodges Charges In Los Angeles And Whoopi Goldberg Wants To Hear Comedian’s Side Of The Story
As Whoopi Goldberg is defending Bill Cosby, the Los Angeles County district attorney reveals there will be no criminal charges against him. Could a Goldberg-Cosby interview be in the making? On the first 2016 episode of The View, Cosby’s sex scandal was the main topic discussed, and Goldberg, who once defended him, more or less continued to do so by saying that “America’s Dad” needs to tell his side of the story.
Bill Cosby and Whoopi Goldberg are making headlines again – for all the wrong reasons. The View opened 2016 with an epic gabfest, which mainly focused on the Cosby sex scandal. The comedian has been accused by more than 50 women of either rape or sexual assault.
In the latest episode of the Cosby sexual misconduct saga, the unthinkable happened – Cosby, who has thus far said nothing about the allegations, was arrested and charged with sexual assault in Pennsylvania. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Temple University employee and family friend Andrea Constand in 2004.
The move by Risa Vetri Ferman, Montgomery County District Attorney, came as a big surprise to most, however, the crimes allegedly committed by Cosby fall within the statute of limitations for legal proceedings (12 years for rape in Pennsylvania). Cosby was able to dodge similar charges in California, the Los Angeles County district attorney Jackie Lacey has announced that Bill Cosby will not face criminal charges for allegedly sexually assaulting two women – one in 1965 and the other in 2008. The main reasons the Los Angeles D.A. declined to press criminal charges against Cosby are a lack of evidence and because, in California, prosecutors are given 10 years to pursue criminal charges in a rape case. Cosby was accused of raping an 18-year-old model named Chloe Goins during a Playboy Mansion party in 2008, and drugging and raping another 17-year-old over 50 years ago in the Hollywood Hills.
Before being released on a $1 million bail, the star and creator of The Cosby Show tried to melt few hearts. With hundreds of cameras in front of the courthouse, Cosby made sure he was dressed in a grandfather sweater a la Mr. Rogers and used a cane to walk around.
Cosby also showed his age by appearing to have difficulty seeing, (yet, wearing no glasses), and holding his lawyers’ hands like he needed guidance to move – heck to make it more believable he even tripped on an uneven pavement and almost fell.
Other than Goldberg, not many people were fooled or moved by the image of the 78-year-old Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs singer being dragged to court. The actress, who has received a load of angry emails for her support for Cosby, should empty her mailbox because there are more on the way.
Goldberg stated that Cosby is still her friend and went on to say that she is happy that he is finally going to have his day in court. She said:
“Look, I’m glad it’s happening. I sorta feel like, whenever you have people saying, ‘This is what happened, this is what happened, this is what happened,’ I want the court. I want to hear it.”
After hearing countless actresses, models, and everyday women since the mid-1960s reveal how Cosby, allegedly, of course, gave them legal and illegal drugs before he raped them, Goldberg has one thing on her mind – she needs to hear his version of the story. She added:
“I want everybody to be able to ask the questions. We’ve heard a lot, but we have not heard anything from his side.”
Additionally, Goldberg wants to know, why are they forcing Bill Cosby’s wife, Camille to court? She asked:
“So what happens now, because there’s also talk of bringing Camille in, which I found kind of extraordinary. What is that about?”
Camille Cosby is doing all that she can to avoid testifying, claiming that a marital disqualification law protects her. Last year, the Sister Act star sternly defended Cosby after several dozen women accused him of rape. Moreover, back in July, she landed in hot water for saying:
“As more information comes out, people can make judgments. I don’t like snap judgments.He has not been proven a rapist. Save your texts; save your nasty comments. I don’t care. I say this because this is my opinion.”
Bill Cosby, who is due back in court on January 14, is counter-suing some of the accusers for “emotional distress” and for ruining his reputation.
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— Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) December 3, 2014