Bill Cosby is guilty of rape. I knew he was guilty when a boatload of women came forward. If it was one or two, I might say, maybe. They might be the scammers his defense lawyers claims. But so many women came forward. They all can't be scammers and liars.
It's such a shock. Bill was known as America's Dad but he was more than that. He was a pioneering black actor in the 1960s TV show I Spy. He supported many children's causes. His comedy shows were clean - no bad words or nakedness. He was a hero and a role model for both black and white men everywhere.
The puzzle is why did he rape women? There was no need for him to rape women. He was a movie star, wealthy, and good looking. There were women who desired him and would have quite willingly done whatever he wanted. No casting couch needed here. I have heard that rape is about power over women. He had that power as an attractive bedmate.
I don't know why he didn't go down the Tiger Wood road. Tiger Woods also kept company (in bed for sure) with many women not his wife. He said to them, "Look honey, you are beautiful. Hang out with me and I will show you a good time. We will go to exciting places, meet famous people, and I shall shower you with gifts. All you have to do is be arm candy and also ..." Tiger's way is morally wrong but not a crime.
Oh Bill, you have crushed us all. You have turned into a symbol of one the worst kinds of man, a liar, a cheat, a rapist. Can we trust anyone now? Every time we look upon our heroes and role models, there will be a bit of nagging doubt, "Is he one of them?"