Bill Cosby last few years haven’t been the greatest on account of the plethora of accusations against him. The 80-year-old comedian has spent a lot of his time defending himself against sexual assault allegations, specifically, Andrea Constand which allegedly took place back in 2004.
Despite all of the charges, Bill, along with his wife, Camila, have maintained his innocence and according to BET.com, he’s taking “the extra mile” to ensure no new allegations come out
According to a report from the National Inquirer, when Cosby was eating dinner at a restaurant in Pennsylvania, Cosby said to a female journalist, “please don’t put me on #MeToo. I just shook your hand like a man,” as he shook the woman’s hand.
— Tarana (@TaranaBurke) January 1, 2018
It’s clear what Cosby thinks of the social movement which has rocked Hollywood in the six months. The cascade of allegations against men of power has been tremendous, with the most recent being James Franco, who didn’t show up to collect his award for Best Actor at the Critics Choice Award.
In 2006, Just two years after the alleged incident between Andrea Constand and Bill Cosby, Tarana Burke created the “Me Too” concept to highlight the significance of sexual abuse in our society.
The movement was meant to inspire women to come out and share their stories to show the severity of the issue.
#MeToo picked up steam after the case of Harvey Weinstein blew open. Weinstein has since been accused of assault, harassment, and even rape by nearly one hundred women since the New York Times and The New Yorker first published their stories. Bill Cosby is currently getting ready to fight charges in a new trial after his last ended in a mistrial because the jurors couldn’t come to a decision