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Perspective: Attempts to Defame Cosby Fail?


We may never know what the true motivations are to defame one of the world’s most famous screen idols and stars but one thing is sure “God shines on the just and the unjust”.

Colour Blind

Do not misunderstand my position, this is not an endorsement of wrongdoing in any shape or form or from or  shade …whether blue, purple or other colours of the rainbow.  The God I serve is colour blind.

Why wait until Crosby has reached the sunset of his life to make such allegations?  The jury had real difficulty accepting such delay. As was the case of O.J. Simpson, ” If the glove does not fit,  you have to acquit.” The mistrial is therefore not surprising.  A unanimous verdict would have been virtually  impossible … there were too many unanswered questions.

Cosby’s case is different but has similarities .. it is the trial of a prominent, African American who is believed to have fame and fortune …in  short he made it big.  This was believed by the jury to be consensual sex enjoyed between two adults.  Why the bitterness years later?

Money The Root

Was these accusers attempting to shake the proverbial money tree? The bible reminds us that money is the root of all evil. May we add for completeness all mischief.  Crosby was not considered poor by any stretch of the imagination.  If he was poor an old Joe, would this case be brought to court?  In my perspective the jury had no choice but to be divided.  Reasonable people are expected to think and behave rationally. This is what obviously unfolded in that jury box.

Mr. Cosby’s legal defense team did a superb job, and should be commended.  Justice was on trial, and justice won.

Is this the end of Cosby’s trials ? We hope all will accept the verdict/outcome and move on.  Cosby got a fair trial and deserves to enjoy his retirement undisturbed.

Personal

As the father of girls only, my thoughts were somewhat mixed,  but I trusted the justice system to deliver.  I would not have supported my daughters if  I believed they were being dishonest.  Naturally, I had my personal views … I am allowed that, am I not?

What is your perspective? This is ours. Let is hear from you.

Hopeton O’CONNOR-DENNIE is Senior International Correspondent for Vision Newspaper

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