If I Were to Write a Letter to Bill Cosby I Think I’d Say . . .

If I Were to Write a Letter to Bill Cosby I Think I’d Say . . .

If I Were to Write a Letter to Bill Cosby I Think I’d Say . . .

 

Hello Bill,

You don’t know me from Adam, or should I say, Eve? However, I really felt the need to drop you a line.

I just wanted you to know that I adored you as Cliff Huxtable. Gosh, were you ever fantastic! I’m sure I watched every Cosby episode – most of them twice. I tuned in, laughed at your humor and applauded your basic human decency and wisdom that came shining through in your show.

At the time, you were one of the most visible and important black males out there. One who stood as a beacon of light and a ray of hope: a role model for intellectual and financial success as well as upstanding, ethical behavior. And I lauded you for that.

That is, back when ignorance was bliss.

I also want you to know that I feel like I’m going to wretch when I see you now.

That’s particularly the case when you’re pictured beside your wife/business manager, Camille, who, with an ever-present smile, supports you in your violent, misogynistic, rapist tendencies that have reduced many of her fellow sisters into walking, talking, hollowed out shells of fear, self-doubt, self-recrimination, and mortification.

I pray with all of my might that your victims are able to heal enough to find some semblance of peace. I also pray that you will soon be locked up until your dying day so you can no longer harm any of my fellow sisters.

Despite the crippled emotional state you left them in, nearly 50 women have dug down deep inside and mustered up the courage to step forward and attest that you drugged them, raped them, and scarred them for life.

Yet still you remain free.

Free to continue with your comedy shows for the few left who will listen, free to provide pompous TV interviews dripping with o-ver-ly e-nun-ci-a-ted, patronizing lies spilling from the lips of a serial rapist, and free to continue on with your drug-infused debauchery if you so choose.

Why is that? Why are you still free after 50 years of sexual assault accusations from nearly 50 different women?

Here’s my best guess.

You have money, you have power, and you have testosterone.

And it’s about time two of those three things were taken away from you forever.

Signed,

 

An Outraged Former Fan

 

Cover photo courtesy of: Huffington Post

 

Written by Becky


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11 Comments
  • Debbie says:

    Great post Becky. It’s truly another American tragedy in a long line of stories like this. I don’t understand why our legal system permits a statute of limitations on crimes such as these. Justice may well be imperfect but I hate it when power, prestige and $ trumps the system.

  • Patty from MMC says:

    Amen! The saddest part is that he has no remorse. No…..maybe even sadder is the idea that his wife knew about it and said nothing. I, too, loved Cosby. I remember when he was on “I Spy” with Robert Culp and then those beloved Cosby shows. I had his comedy albums as a teenager. It’s unfathomable that he did what he did to so many women and still got away with it. And still is getting away with it.

    • Becky says:

      I agree, but as disgusting as it is that his wife didn’t report him because she liked her ride on the money train, he’s the main culprit by far. He’s been getting away with his crimes for 50 years and most likely feels untouchable at this point. It’s scary how a warped person like him can fool so many people.

  • Mary Lou Sandvik says:

    Right on, Becky! But when you get to my age, you realize and almost accept the fact that flagrant injustices constantly occur. Powerful people (so often politicians) are left to live out their lives unchecked and their terrible crimes are sooner or later forgotten by their adoring fans. How do we common folk “fix” this element in our otherwise wonderful country? YLM

    • Becky says:

      We fix it by speaking out. Our silence condones horrible actions. Nothing may come of my little post, but something might come from a hundred little posts added up together. What I know for certain is that nothing will occur as a result of my efforts if I don’t post anything. (My mom taught me that!)

  • Heather Martin says:

    I totally agree, sister! Just like so many other famous people, men like Cosby have power and money, which added to their charisma, looks and confidence, allows them to get away with so much. I would like nothing more than to see him dragged to jail with handcuffs on, knowing he’ll never eat another bite of Jel-lo pud-ding.

  • Lisa says:

    Well said, Becky! Bill Cosby violated everyone who enjoyed the “Cosby Show”, and looked up to and admired this man for his professional persona that he formed around family and moral values. Shame!

    • Becky says:

      You’re right. And still he has diehard supporters who say this is all a big conspiracy. The man admitted his crimes in a sworn deposition.


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