Ebony magazine released the cover of their November 2015 issue amid both praise and criticism. The controversial cover and accompanying cover story compares the fictional and lovable husband and father,”Heathcliff Huxtable” of The Cosby Show to Bill Cosby, the comedian accused of drugging and raping more than 40 women over a span of four decades. It took me some time to sort through how I felt about the strong cover story and even had a few debates on the subject. I have now decided that I abhor the concept and am disappointed in the historical magazine for addressing this issue in this way.
I don’t know that Bill Cosby should be doing extensive interviews right now, but if I were accused of drugging and raping women my response would not be a simple “no comment”. That’s exactly how the former TV dad has responded to allegations of doing just that to over a dozen women throughout his more than 50 year career.
Reuter reports that former NFL star Darren Sharper was arrested yesterday following pleading not-guilty to charges of drugging four women and raping two. He is being accused of drugging two women with spiked drinks and raping one of them in a hotel room in October, then drugging two more women and raping one of them at the same hotel in January. Although he was released on $1 Million bail,