Don’t get me wrong. Like the rest of America, I grew up loving Bill Cosby and the Huxtables. At the time, four-year-old Raven Simone got her start on the show, and I’m still her fan. Theo, Claire. and the rest of the Huxtables were dinner-table conversation growing up. I am still a fan of Phylicia Rashad (please don’t quibble; I checked that spelling twice) who played Cosby’s onscreen wife. I became such a fan as a result of the show’s success that I followed all the actors, including Cosby, throughout their careers.
However, my husband taught me an expression, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” He also taught me, “If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, it’s a duck.” This week, while listening to the news, I have reviewed the actions of four men that support this belief. First and foremost is Bill Cosby. This morning, KNX1070 reported that the eighth woman came out against Bill Cosby and accused him of sexual abuse. At the time of this writing, there are ten women who have accused him of drugging and sexually assaulting them. Cosby has not been arrested or charged with anything that I know. Do I want to believe these charges? No. Do I believe them? Yes, because where there is smoke, there is fire. [Read more…]