Bill Cosby Rape Victim Wants To Know Why No One Believed Her Story
When it was first revealed Bill Cosby allegedly date raped a woman who thought of him as a mentor, the media shied away from reporting on the topic. Perhaps it was just too unfathomable to imagine the beloved comedian, actor and activist as a rapist. Despite falling on deaf ears, the rape allegations continued. More women came out claiming Cosby had too taken advantage of them.
Until recently, Cosby had seemingly evaded public ridicule. Then comedian Hannibal Buress blatantly called him a rapist and the public had no choice but to respond. Recently, Cosby asked Twitter to “meme him” which only resulted in series of tweets that looked like this:
One of Cosby’s victims, Andrea Constand, who filed a lawsuit against the “Cosby Show” icon in 2004, detailed one of the horrific events, saying:
In one case, I blacked out after having dinner and one glass of wine at his New York City brownstone, where he had offered to mentor me and discuss the entertainment industry. When I came to, I was in my panties and a man’s t-shirt, and Cosby was looming over me. I’m certain now that he drugged and raped me. But as a teenager, I tried to convince myself I had imagined it.
In a recent interview, she posed the question “While I am grateful for the new attention to Cosby’s crimes, I must ask my own questions: Why wasn’t I believed?”
She continued, “Why didn’t I get the same reaction of shock and revulsion when I originally reported it? Why was I, a victim of sexual assault, further wronged by victim blaming when I came forward? The women victimized by Bill Cosby have been talking about his crimes for more than a decade. Why didn’t our stories go viral?”
Listen to the interview, here:
So what say you readers? Why didn’t anyone believe her?
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