I've made some premature and unfair comments about Bill Cosby recently and for that I apologize. It's important that we allow for due process and protect the constitutional rights of others especially within the context of the torrid racial climate in America. Bill Cosby is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The court of public opinion is irrelevant in legal matters, however, image is everything in this world. Anyway, the fact is, I don't know what he did; none of us do except he and the others involved. However, I do know that alcohol, drugs, sex, and consent do not mix. They are not the ingredients of a cocktail, but they do mix well with blackmail. Bill should have known better. His influence and fame put a target on his head, back, and his bank account. No Black man is invincible in America---hell, the world, even. I've heard all sorts of stranger-than-fiction stories that have attempted to explain away the events that have transpired in Bill's past that may or may not be true, but none of them sufficiently address his combined use of drugs, alcohol, and recreational sex. Is this all a conspiracy against Bill because he wanted to establish his own network or purchase NBC? IOENO. Was NBC even for sale? I don't know that either. Did he rape the women that came forward? Hell if I know. Was his son, Enis Cosby, murdered in an attempt to scare Bill away from a business acquisition? Look, I said I don't know! But, to borrow from Oprah, "what I know for sure" is this: Whatever good he has done has been overshadowed by his troubled past, a past that he should have gotten out in front of and addressed at its onset. Now, Bill has to answer for it.
We all can learn a lot from this. Say no to drug-induced sex. Be transparent. Hell, if you want to "tap that ass" then do so with permission. If she says no, though, listen to her!