Bill Cosby Resigns From Temple Board of Trustees

When we last left Bill Cosby, even his biographer was throwing him under the bus and launching his own investigation into the rapidly growing list of accusers and accomplices who have come forward. Since then, UMass – where Cosby scored his sham education degree – and the Berklee College of Music have severed their affiliations, and now comes word that Bill Cosby has preemptively resigned from Temple University’s board of trustees ahead of a rumored sit-down school officials were planning with him next week. Gawker reports:

Patrick O’Connor, the attorney who defended Cosby in that civil suit, is the chairman of Temple’s board. He “accepted Cosby’s resignation and thanked him for his service” today.
“I have always been proud of my association with Temple University,” said Cosby. “I have always wanted to do what would be in the best interests of the University and its students. As a result, I have tendered my resignation from Temple University Board of Trustees.”

Meanwhile, as more accusers come forward and identify themselves, Camille Cosby is slipping comfortably into her role as the new Dottie Sandusky by wholeheartedly supporting her husband. People reports:

But one family friend tells PEOPLE that Camille, who married Cosby 51 years ago when she was only 19, remains a huge source of support “on every level.”
She’s behind him,” the source says. “I think that their half-century of marriage and love and accomplishment, that outweighs things like this.”

In Camille Cosby’s defense, marriage is a holy and sacred institution, and what better way to show your committed to a God-given institution by ignoring over 20 alleged acts of rape on drugged women? Let’s see the gays do that! But Bill Cosby surprisingly has another defender who’s not related to him and a paid employee: Jill Scott who trotted out the whole innocent until proven guilty in a court of law canard. Via Vibe:

However, yesterday, Jill Scott tweeted this in “support” of rape victims, but mostly to call Bill Cosby’s accusers stupid at best and liars at worst:

Keep in mind, rape experts have repeatedly pointed out that DNA evidence from rape kits was worth jackshit until the late 80s, well past the time of several of Cosby’s alleged rapes. Via The Daily Beast:

“In the 60s, 70s and early 80s, sexual assault victims were transported to hospitals where medical personnel would collect forensic samples in an effort to recover semen, blood, hair and other types of specimens for laboratory testing,” [Los Angeles Police Officer Norma] Eisenman said.
However, the specimen collected off of an alleged victim could not be used as definitive evidence to prove a specific person committed a rape. ”The results could be presented as circumstantial evidence,” said the LAPD media relations officer, meaning that the findings were not allowed to be submitted on their own to corroborate a victim’s story. The reason: the tests that would have been implemented in 1969 would not have been conclusive enough, only linking specimen to a family line rather than a singular suspect.
While rape kits became more commonly used in the 1970s, “The application of forensic DNA typing wasn’t introduced until sometime in the mid to late 1980s,” Eisenman went on to say. DNA testing is now part of current rape kits used in California and by the LAPD.

It took me less than a minute to Google that. Which is why the “best” – term used loosely – defense of Bill Cosby so far has been Chris Rock who not so much defended the man as acknowledged his influence on his career while delicately choosing his words with respect to the alleged victims before basically acknowledging Cosby is fucked. Vulture reports:

What do you make of what’s happening to Cosby now?
I don’t know what to say. What do you say? I hope it’s not true. That’s all you can say. I really do. I grew up on Cosby. I love Cosby, and I just hope it’s not true. It’s a weird year for comedy. We lost Robin, we lost Joan, and we kind of lost Cosby.

Then again, it is kind of shitty to hope a man didn’t rape somebody because it’d taint your memories of his comedic work and not, oh I dunno, because it’s a horrifically violent act committed against a human being. Or in this case, possibly several human beings, but at least Chris Rock isn’t calling people “gold-diggers” or “lying whores.” Also, he’s not exactly rushing to Cosby’s defense which you’ll notice not a single person he’s worked with is doing and that’s counting the two Cosby Show producers who literally released a statement saying he was smart. That’s all they said. People know shit, and my gut tells me it’s Elvin. What’s Elvin afraid of?!

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