Cosby Planning Townhalls to Discuss Avoiding Sexual Assault Allegations: Spokesperson
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 23, 2017,
Jun 23, 2017, 8:56
Bill Cosby, pictured on June 7, the third day of his sexual assault trial, is planning a "town hall" speaking tour to educate people on how to avoid sexual assault accusations, his spokespeople said on June 21.
No additional details about those town halls were provided, other than Wyatt saying that one would be held as soon as July, but based on reactions from people reading the news it sounds like an idea that might need more explanation for everyone to fully understand Cosby's intentions.
Cosby's decision, as you're likely aware, comes just days after a jury deadlocked in his sexual assault case, which resulted in a mistrial. "This issue can affect any young person". He says young people need to know what they may face when "they're hanging out and partying" and doing "certain things" they shouldn't.
"Laws are changing", said spokeswoman Ebonee Benson, according to WBRC.
Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents some of the more than 50 other women who have come forward with similar allegations of assault against Cosby that have never been prosecuted, responded swiftly.
On Sunday, it was revealed that Cosby had boasted during deliberations that "All I need is one" holdout to hang the jury.
The prosecution said it will "evaluate and review the case" in an effort to retry Cosby.
The juror says they initially voted overwhelmingly to acquit Cosby on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
The case that went to trial was brought by Temple University employee Andrea Constand, who accused Cosby of penetrating her with his fingers after giving her pills that left her woozy and unable to tell him to stop. "We'll talk to young people", he said.
Asked about his observation of Cosby during the trial, the juror said, "I wondered if he was going to be able to finish, because he looked really weathered".
He said he was suspicious of Constand's story, questioning why she waited to tell authorities and suggesting the clothing she wore to Cosby's house had influenced his view of their encounter. In some cases he has acknowledged having sexual contact, which he says was consensual.
Since the judge in the case on Wednesday unsealed the names of the jurors, two have given anonymous interviews to US media outlets, providing conflicting accounts of the deliberations.
"He must have taken some of those drugs he likes so much if he thinks this is a grand idea", said user Nikki.