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Here’s How Bill Cosby Kept Abuse Allegations Under Wraps for So Long

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After dozens of sεxual abυse allegations against Bill Cosby were made bill cosby 2public, the question many were asking was ‘why didn’t I hear about this before now’?

According to a report in the New York Times, the public didn’t know because Cosby used his influence and stardom to silence accusers.

As the report notes, Tamara Green first came forward with her allegations of sεxual abυse in 2005 during an interview with the “Today” show, but after the show was over, Cosby’s team went into full damage control mode, sending out damaging information about Green to other newspapers.

Amid revelations that Cosby had been involved in an extramarital affair, he conducted an interview with Dan Rather. Mr. Cosby’s lawyer later called the head of CBS to ask that the interview not air and that’s exactly what happened.

Among Cosby’s heavy hitters are his publicist, agent, and his team of lawyers, including Martin D. Singer, whom the Times describes as “an $850-an-hour lawyer with a reputation for playing rough on behalf of clients like Charlie Sheen and Arnold Schwarzenegger when they found themselves embroiled in controversy.”

Singer does his research, which was on full display after Judy Huth accused Cosby of forcing her to engage in a sεx act at the Playboy Mansion. Singer immediately drew attention to the little known fact that Huth had been trying to sell this abυse story to tabloids for years.

Cosby’s people accused Temple University basketball manager Andrea Constand of being engaged in a “shakedown” after she accused the comedian of sεxually abυsing her at her home. A suit filed by Constand was later settled confidentially.

The Times report also details how Cosby’s team handled the media.

“Though the Cosby legal team threatened The National Enquirer in 2000 with a $250 million lawsuit, relations with that tabloid were decidedly more friendly five years later. After Ms. Constand, the Temple University employee, had gone public with her accusations against Mr. Cosby, The National Enquirer was pursuing a story about another woman, Beth Ferrier, who said Mr. Cosby had drugged and sεxually assαulted her in the mid-1980s. In exchange for not publishing its article about Ms. Ferrier, The Enquirer got an exclusive interview with Mr. Cosby (the headline: “Bill Cosby Ends His Silence: My Story!”), according to recently unsealed court documents.”

What do you think? Do celebrities have too much power over the media?

 

1 Comment

  1. blacjk jones

    January 1, 2015 at 10:31 am

    IS that a “TRICK” question?…..PEACE!!!

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