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Old 11-22-2014, 01:03 AM   #176
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Wasn't Michael Jackson found innocent of all the molestation charges?

IIRC, there were numerous kids (and their families) involved and they were all discredited.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_ch...ichael_Jackson

Bizarre read. My take is the original kid was molested by his own father.
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Old 11-22-2014, 01:38 AM   #177
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If Bill Cosby was white you think he'd get the "we love you Bill!" treatment? That's an...interesting perspective. Jian Ghomeshi (most Americans don't know him, but hes apparently beloved in Canada) just lost his job and became a social pariah because of similar accusations.


He was accused of assault by some.
For clarification purposes, the Jian Ghomeshi allegations are NOT the same as the Cosby ones. None of them involved drugs or rape. They involved violence during sex and whether or not it was consensual. He claimed it was "BDSM" and they knew he was into it, they claim he beat the **** out of them without warning. Not the same thing.
For additional clarification, Jian Ghomeshi, while certainly not black, is also not white. So race wise I have no idea what the point of mentioning him was.
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Old 11-22-2014, 03:41 AM   #178
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Old 11-22-2014, 03:44 AM   #179
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This was the meme that had me laughing the hardest when I went through the thread.
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Old 11-22-2014, 03:54 AM   #180
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OJ went through a trial, where witnesses actually had to confront him. Are you confident that you know what happened in Ferguson, or with the Florida killing? I entirely agree that the statements against Cosby seem both horrific and compelling, but I think the downsides of a lynch mob mentality are damn bad. Best example I can think of immediately is the Duke lacrosse players, who were absolutely pilloried in the media as representative of a white-dominated, elitist rape culture. And those guys were one hundred per cent innocent.
I think now would be a great time to remind everyone about Al Sharpton and his witch hunt against the alleged rapists.

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Public response to Brawley's story was at first mostly sympathetic. Actor Bill Cosby, among others, pledged support for her and helped raise money for a legal fund. In December 1987, 1,000 people marched through the streets of Newburgh, New York, in support of Brawley.[9]
I haven't read too much about all the accusations against Cosby, but I know that Cosby is fairly reviled for his negative views on modern black culture (which puts him in the crosshairs of a lot of people) and that makes me more inclined to wait to judge him until this actually goes to a trial.
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Old 11-22-2014, 04:03 AM   #181
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It's very unlikely to ever go to trial.
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:11 AM   #182
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I think now would be a great time to remind everyone about Al Sharpton and his witch hunt against the alleged rapists.

I haven't read too much about all the accusations against Cosby, but I know that Cosby is fairly reviled for his negative views on modern black culture (which puts him in the crosshairs of a lot of people) and that makes me more inclined to wait to judge him until this actually goes to a trial.
Bill Maher had a pretty good joke tonight about how black youth can actually now respond to Cosby with, "No sir, you pull your pants up."
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:21 AM   #183
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Old 11-22-2014, 07:20 AM   #184
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it's pretty wild that he is still touring right now. thursday night he did a show at the atlantis in the bahamas and apparently got a standing ovation from sections of the crowd lol.
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Old 11-22-2014, 08:14 AM   #185
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waow, that does sound pretty wild
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Old 11-22-2014, 08:40 AM   #186
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For clarification purposes, the Jian Ghomeshi allegations are NOT the same as the Cosby ones. None of them involved drugs or rape. They involved violence during sex and whether or not it was consensual. He claimed it was "BDSM" and they knew he was into it, they claim he beat the **** out of them without warning. Not the same thing.
The violence during/before the sex very possibly leads to issues regarding whether the sex performed after the fact was consensual imo. **** giameshi tho.
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Old 11-22-2014, 09:48 AM   #187
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If a woman agreed to allow Ghomeshi to beat on her, under Canadian law, a person can't consent to assualt that causes bodily harm, so even consensual BDSM with a non-scumbag rapist could lead to assault charges

But some of the allegations never involved any consent.
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the anonymous woman said she was on a second date with Mr. Ghomeshi 10 years ago when he “threw me in front of him on the ground and started closed-fist pounding me on the head repeatedly until my ears were ringing.”
This date didn't even involve sex. He kicked her out after.
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:05 AM   #188
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Maybe Jian Ghomeshi was a bad example, since he's not white (although if he said his name was Anthony Vincetti or something everyone would think he was). However I don't think anyone has alleged that the charged against him are racially motivated.
I didn't say they were identical-they involve a famous and beloved celebrity being accused by a number of different women who don't know each other of sexual assault/rape.
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:26 AM   #189
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I haven't read too much about all the accusations against Cosby, but I know that Cosby is fairly reviled for his negative views on modern black culture (which puts him in the crosshairs of a lot of people) and that makes me more inclined to wait to judge him until this actually goes to a trial.
Its not a bunch of black people coming forward against him tho, white people dont give an eff about the fact bill cosby is hated by blacks, if anything it makes them like him more cuz hes telling them to pull their pants up and blaming them for all their problems.

also, theres not going to be a trail. There was a civil trail like a decade ago, but cosby paid them all and settled. (you could use that as claim for motivation)
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:31 AM   #190
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Court of law has a presumption of innocence until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.


We aren't a court of law. We are able to understand that it is completely unbelievable that 17 women all independently accused a beloved public figure of rape unless he did some seriously ****ed up ****. We are able to understand this even without an actual trial proving any one charge to be true.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salem_witch_trials
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:37 AM   #191
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I haven't read too much about all the accusations against Cosby, but I know that Cosby is fairly reviled for his negative views on modern black culture (which puts him in the crosshairs of a lot of people) and that makes me more inclined to wait to judge him until this actually goes to a trial.
Well this is a new conspiracy theory. Usually it's that prominent black men are targeted for rape/assault charges by "the man" for getting too uppity. Now we have the black community conspiring with a bunch of white women (I think one of the accusers is black) to bring down probably the most beloved black celebrity for being a hectoring moralist.

This isn't going to trial, which you probably know, so this is just a dodge to say "I'm never going to have to admit he's almost certainly guilty."

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For debunking obviously false statements? Okay.
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Old 11-22-2014, 11:29 AM   #193
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I imagine weevil et al. get a way different view on "waiting for the trial" when it comes to, say, OJ Simpsons' guilt.
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Old 11-22-2014, 01:53 PM   #194
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I think John Travolta was accused by several male masseuses of sexual battery. No idea what happened to those accusations, though.
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Old 11-22-2014, 01:56 PM   #195
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When she was 17 and pursuing a career as a model and actress, she says, she met Cosby, who she says pursued a mentor-mentee relationship with her and drugged and assaulted her multiple times.
I can't help being a nit here, but did anyone else notice this made up word? I believe the word they were looking for is "protege."

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Old 11-22-2014, 02:00 PM   #196
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I think John Travolta was accused by several male masseuses of sexual battery. No idea what happened to those accusations, though.
Could be wrong but I believe be settled multiple accusations out of court.
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Old 11-22-2014, 02:57 PM   #197
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If anyone is good at cartoon drawing.. a picture of the Cos with small suitcase standing in front of Jian Ghomeshi's place asking if he had a couch to crash on would be brilliant.

To bad all of this is coming out now and so furiously ftr I like the Cos and hope this passes....but I am thinking it isn't
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Old 11-22-2014, 03:22 PM   #198
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Mentee is a perfectly acceptable word, and one can be someone's mentee without being his or her protégé.
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Old 11-22-2014, 03:25 PM   #199
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Bill Cosby is like a teacher in the summer. No class.

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Mentee is a perfectly cromulant word.
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