Bill Cosby victims slam his plans to tour this year: ‘If anybody deserves a comeback tour, it’s the women he traumatized and abused’
- The disgraced comedian announced plans to tour again in 2023
- One victim said Cosby is attempting to ‘make people forget’ about the sexual assault accusations after spending three years in prison
- He was released in 2021 despite claims he assaulted 45 women
Bill Cosby’s victims have slammed his plans for a comeback tour after his sexual assault conviction was overturned in 2021.
Testimony by former college basketball player, Andrea Constand, secured Cosby’s 2018 conviction when she told jurors how the disgraced comedian ‘drugged’ and ‘sexually assaulted’ her at his home in 2004.
But after spending three years in prison, Cosby was released on a technicality in 2021 when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors in the case had violated his rights by rescinding on a promise not to charge him.
And despite being accused of assaulting about 45 women, he revealed last month he intends to begin touring again in the spring or summer of this year.
Victims have since expressed their fury at his plans to retake the stage. ‘If anybody deserves a comeback tour, it’s the women he traumatized and abused. I’m for those women,’ Constand, 50, told Confider.
Bill Cosby’s victims believe his career is far too gone for a comeback tour following his announcement to head back up on stage in 2023
Andrea Constand’s testimony secured Cosby’s 2018 conviction when she told jurors how the disgraced comedian ‘drugged’ and ‘sexually assaulted’ her at his home in 2004. Now, she is speaking out about her distaste with the disgraced comedian getting back on stage
Cosby, 85, expressed his desire to go on tour during a surprise appearance on WGH Talk, Variety last month.
‘When I come out of this, I feel that I will be able to perform and be the Bill Cosby that my audience knows me to be,’ he said.
However, Chloe Goins, a former model, who claims she was assaulted by Cosby at the Playboy Mansion in 2008, believes the comedian’s reputation is damaged beyond repair.
‘I can guarantee that you’ll never make a comeback…You’ll keep getting protested and booed at your shows,’ Goins told the news outlet.
‘I think he’s just trying to make people forget what is now etched into his dark past… He appears to be making the same calculated moves on his fan base that he used on us women he manipulated.’
Goins previously claimed she met Cosby at a party, alleging the actor gave her a drink and that she awoke to find him biting her toes with his pants around his ankles.
Another of Cosby’s alleged victims, Judy Huth, who is now 64, was awarded $500,000 in June after a jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting her when she was just 16 years old at the Playboy Mansion in 1975.
At the time, jurors determined that Cosby’s conduct was driven by unnatural or abnormal sexual interest in a minor.
Huth is yet to comment about the comedian’s tour plans – and her attorney Gloria Allred wasn’t immediately available for comment.
Chloe Goins, a former model who was ‘assaulted’ by Cosby at the Playboy Mansion in 2008, believes the comedians reputation is damaged beyond repair
Another of Cosby’s alleged victims, Judy Huth, who is now 64, was awarded $500,000 in June after a jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting her when she was 16 years old at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. She is yet to comment about Cosby’s comeback tour
Last month, five women who have long accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them filed a lawsuit in New York.
The five women – Lili Bernard, Eden Tirl, Jewel Gittens, Jennifer Thompson, and Cindra Ladd – are suing Cosby, the studio in the New York City borough of Queens where The Cosby Show was filmed, and NBCUniversal, which made the much-loved TV series.
The lawsuit alleges that each woman was abused or assaulted by the A-list actor after meeting him on set or through other entertainment circles in the late 1960s through the 1990s.
‘It was well-known that Bill Cosby would regularly take young women into his dressing room, and when you read the complaint, you’ll see there were instances where staff saw this happening and even encouraged the plaintiff to submit,’ said lawyer Jordan Rutsky, who represents all five women.
‘This was not a hidden secret that Bill Cosby was doing these things,’ Rutsky said. ‘It was just accepted.’
Eden Tirl (left) said she was attacked in 1989 – the year after Jennifer Thompson (right) said she was groped by him in his Manhattan home
Cindra Ladd (left) accused Cosby of raping her in 1969, while Jewel Gittens (right) accused him of attacking her in his Manhattan home in 1989 or 1990
Cosby’s spokesman Andrew Wyatt dismissed the case ‘frivolous.’
‘As we have always stated and now America see that this isn’t about justice for victims of alleged sexual assault but it’s ALL ABOUT MONEY,’ Wyatt said at the time.
‘We believe that the courts as well as the court of public opinion will follow the rules of law and relieve Mr. Cosby of these alleged accusations.
‘Mr. Cosby continues to vehemently deny all allegations waged against him and looks forward to defending himself in court.’
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