The Internet Escalated Quickly For Bill Cosby
In olden times, public lynchings were just that-in public. Witches were paraded around the town square and beheaded in front of the angry people.
Nowadays, this is done on the Internet.
The rumors and speculations about Bill Cosby's alleged sexual past have been around for years. But only recently has a firestorm started against the former "Most beloved TV Dad" Remember "The Cosby Show?" The show that SAVED NBC and the sitcom in America in 1984?
Well that show and others to with Cosby are in jeopardy.
Finishing its eight-year run in 1992, it's been more than two decades since The Cosby Show last aired. But the Emmy darling and longtime ratings champ has enjoyed an exceptionally healthy life in syndication. TV rights are currently owned by TV Land parent Viacom — and though the nostalgic network's airings have been infrequent, several marathons were planned between Thanksgiving and Christmas. A TV Land rep declined to comment."
NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a project involving the long-beloved comic as a sexual assault scandal continues to spiral around him.
"NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said Wednesday the Cosby sitcom "is no longer under development. Both the NBC sitcom and Netflix' Cosby standup comedy special, which has been indefinitely postponed, were halted within a day after actress Janice Dickinson, in an interview with "Entertainment Tonight," became the third woman in recent weeks to allege she'd been assaulted by Cosby — charges strongly denied by the comedian's lawyer."
That is some serious court of public opinion charges being levied against Bill. To be fair, Cosby is 77. He probably doesn't need the money. But the possible truth is power. Cos was a powerful man in Hollywood and on his own show.
It all started five weeks ago when comedian Hannibal Buress called Cosby "a rapist" and it's all gone downhill from there.
In the age of sports stars and famous people already guilty before they are ever charged, I hope Cosby gets a fair shake. He WILL have to answer the questions at some point. He won't be able to "shake his head off mic" forever.