Bill Cosby to educate young people about sexual abuse laws

Posted June 26, 2017

The announcement comes less than a week after Cosby's high-profile trial on charges of aggravated indecent assault ended in a mistrial. Constand says Cosby drugged and assaulted her at his house in 2004.

Actor Bill Cosby arrives for his trial on sexual assault charges at the Montgomery County Courthouse on June 7, 2017 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. "And they need to know what they're facing when they're hanging out and partying, when they're doing certain things that they shouldn't be doing". The best thing that could happen through all of this, besides Cosby actually paying for his sins, is for no one to show up at these "town halls".

While the idea of Cosby hosting seminars on sexual assault clearly doesn't sit well with Allred, she did offer the entertainer a bit of advice.

But that isn't exactly what fellow Cosby team member Andrew Wyatt said in an earlier interview when he describe the tour a little differently.

But Benson argues that she is doing no such thing-rather, she is correcting a story perpetuated by the media.

They said, "People need to be educated-a brush against the shoulder, anything at this point can be considered sexual assault".

Wyatt said Cosby will take questions from the audience at these events but won't be able to answer all the questions because of pending litigation.

A spokesperson for Cosby told USA Today the former TV star had been inspired to plan a seminar tour after receiving "hundreds of calls from civic organizations and churches" asking him "to speak to young men and women about the judicial system".

But while there's every reason to believe Bill Cosby is guilty, America has a chronic aversion to taking women seriously and, more specifically, to believing the testimonials of sexual assault survivors. "I will repeat. These town hall meetings are not about sexual assault".

According to CNN, Cosby "wants to get to back to work and is now planning town halls and we are going to be coming to this city sometime in July", his publicists said. "This poorly planned P.R. stunt is nothing short of a tour of blatant victim-blaming".

"It would be more useful if Mr. Cosby would spend time talking with people about how not to commit sexual assault in the first place", said Jodi Omear, vice president of communications for the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). In the meantime, it appears Cosby will continue remain as divisive a public figure as ever.