Yesha Callahan

Arrest Warrant Issued for Bill Cosby in Pennsylvania

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Bill Cosby’s year isn’t ending on a high note, and it shouldn’t. Over the last year, close to 50 women have come forwarded with their stories of drugging and sexual assault at the hands of Cosby, and now, an arrest warrant has been issued for Cosby in Pennsylvania.

The warrant for Cosby is for the alleged drugging and sexually assault of former Temple employee Andrea Constand at his Elkins Park, Pennsylvania mansion in January 2004.

“Obviously we appreciate the expression of confidence in her,” says Dolores Troiani, Constand’s attorney. “We’ll have to see what happens. We hope justice will be done. We will cooperate fully.”

Cosby alleged what happened between him and Constand was consensual, but Constand, who is gay, says that it was not.

Interestingly, the Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations runs out in January.

  1. December 30, 2015 - Reply

    Hmmm……..I just dont know what to say. can t wait to see where this goes

  2. December 30, 2015 - Reply

    Black people, I would be very leery in thinking that this is justice of some sort. We see how prosecutors can advocate for one group and ignore and demonize another group.

    This is not about Bill Cosby and this is not a victory for victims of sexual assault.

    • December 30, 2015 - Reply

      @Jacqueline

      This is some sort of justice. Cosby been running his hypocritical mouth about the failings of the black community, right down to insulting black folks with non-traditional European names. I bet dollars to a bag of sh!t he wished his only problem was being named D’mario De-Sean Cosby.

      • December 30, 2015 - Reply

        @Joy Kaine

        I think that is the problem here. Being mad because Bill Cosby spoke a truth about our people in an uncompassionate way, does not mean that he should be railroaded into sexual assault charges via a PR campaign.

        Remember he is a comedian and was trying to be funny at the same time. Chris Rock has said similar things about the black community but know one is coming at him with pitchforks.

        • December 30, 2015 - Reply

          @Jacqueline

          Not mad, not ever mad about the truth. But folks who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. This man was unfaithful to his wife, even if they had an open marriage. What if she caught an std or crabs behind his careless di*k slinging? When he was calling out the truth in our community, old Bill should have acknowledged he’s just as much as the problem as single mothers, bad kids, gym shoes over books, etc. How that pound cake taste now?

    • December 30, 2015 - Reply

      @Jacqueline

      I agree Jacqueline. I am in no way giving a pass to anyone
      to commit sexual assault but your statement is very true. If Bill Cosby did
      this, then so be it. But it does amaze me the lengths the law seem to go to for some while completely blind for others. IMO, this is definitely bigger than
      just getting Bill Cosby on an 11-year-old sexual assault. There is a bigger
      message being sent here.

      • December 30, 2015 - Reply

        @livluvlaff

        and what about the actor who admitted to raping teens in the 70s & 80s? stephen collins, i’m like if they are going after cosby, why aren’t they going after collins with the same vigor?? is it because the statute ran out on the assaults that he did? i am at a loss to figure why such disparities for two men in the spotlight who were accused or rape, one man admits to it, and nothing happens to him (collins).

        • December 30, 2015 - Reply

          @BlackGlamour

          that’s because this ain’t about rape and so call smart,articulate learned black people are to soft belly, blind and dumb to see it!

    • December 30, 2015 - Reply

      @Jacqueline

      Jacqueline you are exactly right but right now our people have been so brainwashed over the last 7 years I don’t think they are able to comprehend exactly what you are saying.

  3. December 30, 2015 - Reply

    When is Charlie Sheen going to be arrested for swangin his HIV Peen to every man and woman that came in his direction?? His story seem to have came and went.. Poof gone! Is there a statue of limitation on this?? I’m not falling for the Okie Doke! Keep your head up Bill!

  4. December 30, 2015 - Reply

    First, the truth must be advanced. Bill Cosby has been a person who talked about morality and “pound cake.” Now, he faces a serious charge. The woman was working in Temple University years ago. She said that she didn’t give consent. We will wait and see what the future entails. If he’s guilty, then he should be punished without question. This story is a reminder that we are forever opposed to rape and any sexual assault against any women. No human being in general should be abused.

    • December 30, 2015 - Reply

      @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

      It sounds to me like the big fat hypocritical chickens are coming home to roost around ol Uncle Bill.

      • December 30, 2015 - Reply

        @eLLe D.

        I will be honest. I abhorred the pound cake speech. I abhorred his words disrespecting African sounding names. Many younger black people from my generation feel a certain type of way about Bill, because of his hypocrisies and his commentaries about the black community.

        ‘ol Uncle Bill. LOL. You are so funny. LOL. 🙂

        • December 30, 2015 - Reply

          @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

          Yeah, he really turned me all the way off of his “brand” back when all of that came out…The irony is something else. No matter how respectable he wanted folks to be, HE wasn’t respecting anyone apparently– his wife, other women, the Black Community since he was upheld in high regard, his family or himself.

          • December 30, 2015 - Reply

            @eLLe D.

            Exactly Sister.

            His story is proof positive that respectability politics is not only offensive, but it doesn’t work. He totally disrespected his wife with his affairs and how he wanted the black community to exist in his image, but he didn’t live up to the standards that he lectured poor black people about.

            • December 30, 2015 - Reply

              @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

              I want respectable negroes, and New Blacks to really GET this–this should totally shatter the respectability politics once and for all (even though it won’t)–As we can see, white folks won’t indict or convict evil killer cops who kill Black folks like it is a daily pastime–but no matter how many white friends you make, how much money you have, how high you wear your pants or how much love they show you–because you are one of the “good” ones, they will still take your Black ass down with a quickness or at the very least go to all extreme lengths to do so.

              • December 30, 2015 - Reply

                @eLLe D.

                You can drop the mic after that magnificent comment Sister (and then pick it back up to drop some more jewels).

                The New Blacks and the respectable types should see this story as exhibit A of how respectability politics is a nefarious ideology once and for all. The sad part is some of them would still refuse to wake up. The New Blacks worship submission to a system that doesn’t respect them anyway. The evil racists only use them for the purpose of exploitation. We are oppressed whether we wear a durag or not. We are oppressed whether we’re poor or middle class. We are oppressed regardless of how we talk, act, or which creed we follow. This fact should be emphasized. It is disgraceful that murdering cops, who kill innocent Black people, won’t be prosecuted while a white man is in Mexico currently after he had killed people (and he won’t be deported back into America for days or weeks).

                • December 30, 2015 - Reply

                  @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

                  Totally co-sign and thank you. It is beyond disgraceful that white folks can kill people with such impunity. But what all people do respect, even vile creatures will respect– are those who respect themselves. It really is that simple. At the end of the day, the Black folks Bill was so mad about are only at the opposite side of his same coin. Some folks internalize their oppression and act out to be seen and heard where they would otherwise be ignored, and others, like Bill C–they think they can change the way they appear if they just shed this or change that or gain income or become famous, or wear pants around their waists, etc. ETA: In both extremes–neither side is demonstrating self respect.

                  • December 30, 2015 - Reply

                    @eLLe D.

                    Of course when it comes to all of these illicit killings, we need POLICY to change the way police operate in this country and the way money buys justice- period.

                    • December 30, 2015 - Reply

                      @eLLe D.

                      Policies must change. We certainly need political and economic changes. The police have massive power. That is why laws have to be changed and there should be a radical redistribution of economic and political power. Our elected officials, especially in the future must reflect our values and our thinking on confronting police brutality.

                      • December 30, 2015 - Reply

                        @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

                        YES.

                    • December 30, 2015 - Reply

                      @eLLe D.

                      It has been an excellent conversation with you Sister elle D.

                      Goodnight Sister and Friend.

                      God Bless You.

                      • December 30, 2015 - Reply

                        @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

                        Good Night, Brother T, God Bless You.

                  • December 30, 2015 - Reply

                    @eLLe D.

                    You’re Welcome Sister.

                    Respecting ourselves is righteous. This has nothing to do with follow a reactionary formula of adhering to the Horatio Alger myth. Respecting ourselves means respecting our people, especially poor black people. I have noticed that these vicious racists have more acknowledgement of black people standing up for a just cause than sellouts. A sellout is untrustworthy. In the final analysis, we need integrity and the activism to fight back against the system of oppression if we want real liberation.

                    • December 30, 2015 - Reply

                      @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

                      Sho you right–as always–

                      • December 30, 2015 - Reply

                        @eLLe D.

                        😉

  5. December 30, 2015 - Reply

    While I do agree that, as some people have pointed out, blacks are treated differently by the justice system and the press, and that we shouldn’t assume Bill is guilty based on the seemingly hypocritical things he has said in the past, we need to accept the fact that given the evidence so far, he likely committed these assaults.

    I grew up watching the Cosby show in reruns and greatly admired him as an actor and as a philanthropist. Unfortunately, sometimes the people we admire the most are the ones who do horrible things, and they’re able to escape detection because they hide behind their fame and supposed respectability.

    The press reported on possible assaults years ago but they didn’t gain traction until all these victims started coming forward. The truth is that during a few depositions for other cases, Cosby, in the presence of his lawyer no less, admitted he gave women pills that were really mickies or laced drinks WITHOUT their knowledge to “relax” them. And he has settled out of court on at least two cases.

    Maybe some of these women are lying, but if there’s even a few who are telling the truth, he deserves to go to jail. Also, Cosby has been cheating for years on his wife who has seemingly looked the other way. I remember how he was interviewed years ago after a white woman came forward and said he had fathered her daughter. It turned out he didn’t but when he was asked repeatedly if he cheated on his wife, all he kept saying was that he had a “romance” with the woman as if using that word made the fact he stepped out less sordid.

    I think some of us see this as an attack on a rich, respected black man by a bunch of lying white women, but we have to ask ourselves if the victims were predominantly black, would we feel the same way. Wrong is wrong no matter who the perpetrator or the victim is.

  6. December 30, 2015 - Reply

    NOT SURPRISE, this was set up and a long time coming they looked all over the country to find a jurisdiction that would charge Bill Cosby and they finally found Montgomery County PA where the statue if limitation runs out next week, now when have you ever hear that someone looked all over the country to find a jurisdiction that would file charges against a person that should tell y’all all you need to know. Alert every person male or female who have ever bought a bottle of wine, a bottle of whiskey, a bag of weed, a hit of coke etc. for someone and had consensual sex with them you better be scared and have a attorney on retainer because according to the new PC rules it might come back on you because it’s going to be their word against your word and it will boil down to who do the jury want to believe and not concrete or tangible evidence.

  7. December 30, 2015 - Reply

    I am shocked at the lengths some people will go to defend certain men. Fifty women have accused Bill of drugging & raping them. Under oath, Bill responded ‘yes’ when he was asked “When you got the Quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these Quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?” & yet we are somehow to believe that ALL the women are lying but Bill is telling the truth. Really? I guess the testimony of one man is worth more than that of 50 women, especially if he acts as an ‘upright black man’ on TV while being anything but that in real life. Yes, black people (not just black men, black women too, although the media hardly focuses on our struggles with racism) are punished harsher than white folks for similar crimes. But guess what? The solution is to demand that white perpetrators be brought to book not to demand that all black offenders be left off the hook. This is beyond ridiculous.

    • December 30, 2015 - Reply

      @Queen Ekuba

      Exactly. SMH.

  8. December 31, 2015 - Reply

    Hmmm….any psychs in the house because this case is very interesting…..what was Bills motivators?…couldn’t have been sex..women would have done it for free anytime he wanted….so was it anger(at women or ‘the man’)….entitlement of the rich and famous man…..screw loose…what?….and did he pull an Eldredge Cleaver…..’practice’ on the sisters in his old hood and then took it to the white women…cause he was very prolific in what he’s being accused of……so it might have been going on a long time….someone needs to write a book.

  9. January 5, 2016 - Reply

    Noogoo gonna ride the lightnin soon!

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