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lizchris
Jun 29th, 2005, 09:53 PM
Updated: 01:21 PM EDT

Cosby Says Allegations Won't Stop Activism

NEW YORK (AP) - Bill Cosby doesn't believe allegations of infidelity prevent him from speaking out about moral issues.

In an interview that aired Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning America," Cosby said he should be able to teach others to learn from his mistakes. He likened his mistakes to hitting a pothole while driving on a rainy road and trying to warn others to avoid the same fate.

Cosby, 67, best known as a warm, wisecracking TV dad, sparked debate last year with blunt remarks on personal responsibility aimed at the black community. In 1997, the long-married Cosby acknowledged a brief affair with the mother of Autumn Jackson, a young woman convicted of extorting him.

The entire ABC interview was set to air Wednesday on "Nightline."

Cosby was asked if his own failures of judgment disqualify him from speaking about others.

"No," he replied. "I couldn't care less what you think of me as long as you begin to execute that which will save your children."

Cosby faces a civil lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee who alleges that he drugged and fondled her at his home in suburban Philadelphia. The woman, who now lives in her native Ontario, Canada, sued Cosby in March. She went to Canadian authorities on Jan. 13, about a year after her alleged encounter with the comedian.

When asked in the interview whether those allegations would hurt his standing on moral issues, Cosby said, "If they are not true, what happens if they are not true?"

Lawyers for Cosby, a Temple University alumnus and booster, have said Cosby considered himself a friend and mentor to the woman. Cosby denied the assault allegation but acknowledged giving her over-the-counter medication after she complained she was stressed and couldn't sleep.

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06/29/05 13:18 EDT

Copyright 2005 The Associated Press

lizchris
Jun 29th, 2005, 09:53 PM
Personally, I think he should think twice before telling men how to treat their wives when he treats his like shit.

Black Mamba.
Jun 30th, 2005, 12:42 AM
Guys like Bill Cosby, JC Watts, Clarence Thomas, Kwasi Mfume, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton etc etc etc, make me angry because they all love to play the morality card when they themselves aren't living according to their ideals. If these so called leaders stopped and looked at the picture instead exploiting the negative aspects for their own personal gain they would see that most African Americans are very moral and upstanding people trying to live the American dream. Sure we have our bad apples and bad moments, but these guys exploit the negative aspects for their own personal gain much like the Rappers they all demonize. Most African Americans take responsibility for their actions maybe it's time for Bill Cosby to do the same.

lizchris
Jun 30th, 2005, 12:47 AM
Guys like Bill Cosby, JC Watts, Clarence Thomas, Kwasi Mfume, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton etc etc etc, make me angry because they all love to play the morality card when they themselves aren't living according to their ideals. If these so called leaders stopped and looked at the picture instead exploiting the negative aspects for their own personal gain they would see that most African Americans are very moral and upstanding people trying to live the American dream. Sure we have our bad apples and bad moments, but these guys exploit the negative aspects for their own personal gain much like the Rappers they all demonize. Most African Americans take responsibility for their actions maybe it's time for Bill Cosby to do the same.


I agree with every one of the people you named except for Al Sharpton. He was driven into to arms of another woman due to his wife, ahem, close friendship with another woman.

I also agree with everything else you said.

Rocketta
Jun 30th, 2005, 01:03 AM
What did Kwasi do? :tears:

and whether Bill wants to admit it or not his crusade has already been curtailed. :tape:

Black Mamba.
Jun 30th, 2005, 01:09 AM
I agree with every one of the people you named except for Al Sharpton. He was driven into to arms of another woman due to his wife, ahem, close friendship with another woman.

I also agree with everything else you said.

It just seems to me that these guys and others exploit the plight of some African Americans to make it seem as if that is representative of the whole group. The biggest problem with African Americans is that we are looked at as a group instead of individuals. Cosby and others know that is the problem, but they continue to help perpetuate the belief that all African Americans look alike, think alike, and act alike and thus what one person in our race does we all do.

Black Mamba.
Jun 30th, 2005, 01:10 AM
What did Kwasi do? :tears:

and whether Bill wants to admit it or not his crusade has already been curtailed. :tape:


Kwasi cheated on his wife just like all the others.

Rocketta
Jun 30th, 2005, 01:12 AM
Kwasi cheated on his wife just like all the others.
awww, damn damn damn! :shout:

It wasn't with Lynn Whitfield was it? :confused:

lizchris
Jun 30th, 2005, 01:17 AM
What did Kwasi do? :tears:

and whether Bill wants to admit it or not his crusade has already been curtailed. :tape:


You would think it would be but as that dude said:

"There's a sucker born every minute"

Black Mamba.
Jun 30th, 2005, 01:21 AM
awww, damn damn damn! :shout:

It wasn't with Lynn Whitfield was it? :confused:


Naw it was with a NAACP staffer. I'm still heated about it though. It seems like every person that props themselves up as a Black leader end up cheating on their wives or having kids out of wedlock.

Rocketta
Jun 30th, 2005, 01:26 AM
Naw it was with a NAACP staffer. I'm still heated about it though. It seems like every person that props themselves up as a Black leader end up cheating on their wives or having kids out of wedlock.

sad....:sad:

AkademiQ
Jun 30th, 2005, 02:14 AM
Naw it was with a NAACP staffer. I'm still heated about it though. It seems like every person that props themselves up as a Black leader end up cheating on their wives or having kids out of wedlock.

What you've named isn't limited to the black community only.

We've seen that people who have character issues in their private lives can actually be good leaders politically. It's that contradiction.

I have a problem with Bill and his personal life and then him going on with his crusade on others, however some parts of his message make sense and need to be filtered against the rest and the man.

~ The Leopard ~
Jun 30th, 2005, 03:09 AM
Homo sapiens is not a monogamous species. Everyone has affairs. God, I get sick of the whining about this. Get Over It.

Rocketta
Jun 30th, 2005, 04:13 AM
Homo sapiens is not a monogamous species. Everyone has affairs. God, I get sick of the whining about this. Get Over It.
sorry the leopard that's not true not everyone has affairs....I'm tired of people making excuses for people not being adults and working through tough times without taking the ego boost way out.

SelesFan70
Jun 30th, 2005, 04:26 AM
JC Watts cheated on his wife?!?!? :eek: He's a Republican! This cannot be true! :tape:

~ The Leopard ~
Jun 30th, 2005, 04:56 AM
Whatever you say, Rocky ... but this is much ado about nothing as far as I'm concerned. The only thing that is faintly interesting is that a has-been entertainer with delusions of grandeur may or may not also be a hypocrite about sexual morality. Whoop de doo. He's not the only one, as all the other posts on this thread confirm.

I don't know what being adults has to do with it. Why do you think it's called "adultery" rather than "infantry"? ;)

Wigglytuff
Jun 30th, 2005, 05:17 AM
Personally, I think he should think twice before telling men how to treat their wives when he treats his like shit.
:worship: :worship: :worship: 'nough said :worship:

lizchris
Jun 30th, 2005, 01:57 PM
Homo sapiens is not a monogamous species. Everyone has affairs. God, I get sick of the whining about this. Get Over It.


They may not be, but in the US, when you enter into a contract of marriage, you must abide by the laws of the state in which you married and which you choose to reside if you are married. Believe it or not, adultery is still a crime in every state in the US and he could be prosecuted if the state in which he lives chooses to do so, but they don't.

~ The Leopard ~
Jul 1st, 2005, 01:42 AM
^ If that's true, all I can say is: Only in America! :lol: