The comedian Bill Cosby defends himself in the face of the processes intended to him. He is planning on having a series of town hall meetings during this summer to educate individuals on how to avoid accusations of sexual assault. This is a statement released by two of his representatives.
Bill Cosby Defends Himself
Andrew Wyatt, a representative speaking on Bill Cosby’s behalf, said that this issue is bigger than Bill Cosby himself and that it can affect any young person. The most targeted victims that can fall into this trap are young athletes. The series of meetings thus intends on raising awareness on conduct for people in general when they are out, partying and/or when they get involved in activities in which they should not get involved.
Ebonee M. Benson, working with Andrew Wyatt, says that the need for awareness comes on the ground that the statutes of limitations on sexual assault have been extended in several states.
Bill Cosby defends himself thusly, but his intention has drawn rebukes from several quarters, one of them being the anti-sexual violence organization RAINN.
Jodi Omear, one of RAINN’s spokeswomen, said that if Bill Cosby defends himself he could as well speak with people about how not to commit acts of sexual assault firstly.
Some voices, such as Gloria Allred, a lawyer representing several women accusing Mr. Cosby of assault, said that these public meetings that Mr. Cosby wants to hold are more of an attempt to influence the judges who will be selected for the jury pool for his second criminal trial.
Bill Cosby defends himself starting with July 2017, in Alabama, in one of the town halls. He said that he had received many emails from civic organizations and churches asking him to also speak about the judicial system. He confirmed that the program will include a critique of the Pennsylvanian prosecutors and their decision to charge him on grounds of sexual assault last year.
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