What do Bill Cosby and Tiger Woods have in common?

Tiger Woods and Bill Cosby are two very successful men. They had fortune and fame, and they had the adoration of America. Woods was a golf phenom and Cosby was an entertainment trailblazer. Cosby was a television star when it was a rarity to see a black man on television. Woods made golf interesting to people who resided in the hood, but most importantly both men were successful pitchmen for Madison Avenue. Both men were married, but sadly both were serial womanizers. Here is where they differ Woods conquests did not claim to be drugged; Cosby’s conquests claim they were drugged by the entertainer. Cosby has never been charged with a crime. One DA has said that he wanted to charge Cosby in 2005 but the evidence did not support a successful prosecution. So why is he talking now? Because he is now a part of the media strategic plan to destroy Cosby. Janice Dickinson, the former super model who never saw a reality show that she did not want to be on has been a dramatic vocal Cosby accuser. She said she was drugged by Cosby and raped. She remembers little about it other than Cosby wore a patchwork robe. No police report just Dickinson’s word. Other women have come forth with similar stories. Last night I saw an actress who says Cosby mentored her and she would wake up with no memory of what had happened, and then she said he might have raped her. The operative word is “might”, but that was enough to get her a spot in the chorus line of accusers. I’m not a Cosby apologist but this drip, drip, drip of accusers stepping to the microphone is reminiscent of the Woods affair. We all know Cosby will never be a pitchman for anything, he will never star in another television show, and people will never look at him the same way again, but at what point will the dripping stop? Woods and Cosby were once at the top and they looked down on the rest of the mere mortals, but now they have both learned despite the former adulation they are both also mere mortals once highly regarded and now object of disdain. Share your thoughts.

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  • Orange  On November 24, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Let me see if I am understanding this correctly. That there is a “media strategic plan to destroy Cosby” in place is your assertion? I was thinking that perhaps Mr. Cosby could have avoided any of this controversy by say…Oh I don’t know….maybe not raping women (allegedly). But I am glad to know that he bears no personal responsibility for his current circumstance and that he’s just another black man being brought down the white man.

  • elogam  On November 29, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Taking down famous men by accusing them of rape, date rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, you name it, is the latest pastime de jour. The fact that accusers are coming out of the wood work from the mid-60’s tells me that more than one soul is looking to get paid. Why now? Why not earlier? We were all different fifty years ago. NBC and other endorsers are jumping ship and abandoning their flagship spokesperson now to make it seem they are not going to “tolerate” such actions and to score public opinion points. Should Cosby be cleared of charges, they’ll all look mighty silly. I don’t know if he did what they say, I just know that an “attempted rape” dating back to the mid 2960’s reeks of “payday” all over it.

  • elogam  On November 29, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Should read 1960’s. Sorry, it’s late….

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