We have all the heard the whispers. we even saw the Bill Cosby memes go bad this week. This week Barbara Bowman filmed a video and wrote an essay.
In 2004, when Andrea Constand filed a lawsuit against Bill Cosby for sexual assault, her lawyers asked me to testify. Cosby had drugged and raped me, too, I told them. The lawyers said I could testify anonymously as a Jane Doe, but I ardently rejected that idea. My name is not Jane Doe. My name is Barbara Bowman, and I wanted to tell my story in court. In the end, I didn’t have the opportunity to do that, because Cosby settled the suit for an undisclosed amount of money.
Over the years, I’ve struggled to get people to take my story seriously. So last month, when reporter Lycia Naff contacted me for an interview for the Daily Mail, I gave her a detailed account. I told her how Cosby won my trust as a 17-year-old aspiring actress in 1985, brainwashed me into viewing him as a father figure, and then assaulted me multiple times
Watch her video below:
You can read the rest of the painful essay here.
This woman is just waking up to the reality of what has happened in her world. We hope she finds consolation in saying this all out loud.
Recently, a new Bill Cosby biography, written with the comic’s cooperation, provides an in-depth look at the triumphs and tragedies of a man who has kept America laughing for decades. Author Mark Whitaker, a senior executive at CNN and former editor of Newsweek, interviewed the man himself as well as many in his inner circle. The result is a bio that takes full measure of a man fairly considered a cultural icon.
It should be noted that mr Cosby’s lawyer says:
“Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work.”
It would be fair to think that this is not the last we have heard on this subject.
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