By now we're all aware of the serious drugging and rape allegations against Bill Cosby. They've been around for many years, but in this current age of social media and heavy internet use, they're front page news now in 2014. There have been many people speaking out on this. It's currently one of the hottest topics people are discussing. It's one of those things that has people taking stances in one direction or another. In my opinon, the fact that almost 20 women have come out and told similar stories of how Cosby fondled, drugged, and/or raped them is enough to believe that he is who they say he is. These stories date back to the 1970's. There HAS to be truth in them. They show a pattern of behavior that many people wish not to believe the man who they grew up loving could or would exhibit in his personal life. They just can't believe that Cliff Huxtable would do that. But therein lies the problem. Bill Cosby is not Cliff Huxtable. Cliff probably wouldn't do these things, but Bill would, and did. One of the most famous voices to defend Mr. Cosby is Jill Scott. Ms. Scott is a well known and respected singer and actress from Cosby's hometown of Philadelphia. She recently went on Twitter to express her support of the man she feels she knows. You can read a summary of the events on her time line herein an article written about what she said and the reation to it.. In that article you will see a quote/tweet from yours truly. That particular tweet was the beginning of a stream of thoughts I put out yesterday morning on the issue. Below is the entire statement I made. For more of my Twitter musings you can follow me @LBrothersMedia.Enjoy!
"I agree with Jill Scott on the fact that Bill Cosby has had a "Magnificent Legacy" in his role as a public figure... He's also a rapist. both are possible for one person to be. In his case they are both a part of who he is. People need to learn how to recognize, compartmentalize, and separate the different pieces of someone's personality and actions. We all are complex beings. We have many layers to our personalities. Those things occur naturally and/or due to our experiences. People are people are people. No matter what we know them for, we don't really know them. So, you can appreciate the greatness of Cosby's work on and off the stage, while also acknowledging the very dark side he has hidden from us all these year. It's all his truth. It's all Bill." - @LBrothersMedia