Ok, so I am no legal mastermind, but I am baffled that an alleged serial rapist is walking the streets a free man. Isn’t serial raping or rape in any form illegal? Did I miss something in Justice 101?
Over the past few months, the Cosby sexual assault story has played out in the media like a Hollywood movie. People don’t want to believe that the Jello Man, Dr. Huxtable is capable of such things. I didn’t want to believe it. Why? Because Cosby was a large part of my childhood. He was the creator of Fat Albert, one of the few cartoons I would watch religiously on Saturday mornings. Because he convinced me that Jello Pudding Pops were awesome (and they were). Because the wise and funny TV dad of five kids could never, ever do something so seedy, so underhanded, so evil. Not Dr. Huxtable. Uh uh. No way. After all, he could dance, he could sing, he could make me laugh so hard I wet my pants with just a look. “It’s not possible,” my self-denying brain told myself.
But, it became harder and harder to deny that Cosby did something terribly wrong when woman after woman kept coming forward to speak their truth. As my mama used to say, “Where there’s smoke, there is fire.”