Bill Cosby’s victims are slamming his plans for a tour this year
Bill Cosby’s victims have slammed his plans for a comeback tour after his 2021 sexual assault conviction was overturned.
Former college basketball player Andrea Constand’s testimony secured Cosby’s conviction in 2018, when she told jurors how the disgraced comedian “drugged” and “sexually assaulted” her at his home in 2004.
But after serving three years in prison, Cosby was released on technical grounds in 2021 when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors in the case had violated his rights by backing out on a promise not to charge him.
And despite being accused of assaulting around 45 women, he announced last month that he intends to return to the tour in the spring or summer of this year.
Victims have since expressed anger at his plans to retake the stage. “If anyone deserves a comeback tour, it’s the women they traumatized and abused. I’m for these women,” Constand, 50, told Confider.
Bill Cosby’s victims believe his career is far too over for a comeback tour after he announced he would be back on stage in 2023
Andrea Constand’s testimony secured Cosby’s conviction in 2018, when she told jurors how the disgraced comedian “drugged” and “sexually assaulted” her at his home in 2004. Now she opens up about her dislike for the disgraced comedian coming back onto the stage
Cosby, 85, expressed his desire to tour in a surprise appearance on WGH Talk, Variety last month.
“Coming out of here, I feel like I’ll 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 to have been attacked by Cosby at the Playboy Mansion in 2008, believes the comedian’s reputation has been irreparably damaged.
“I can guarantee you’ll never make a comeback… You always get protested and booed at your shows,” Goins told the news outlet.
“I think he’s just trying to make people forget what’s etched into his dark past now… He seems to be taking the same calculated steps with his fan base that he used with us women that he manipulated.”
Goins previously claimed she met Cosby at a party and claims the actor gave her a drink and she woke up to him biting his toes with his trousers around his ankles.
Another alleged victim of Cosby, Judy Huth, now 64, was awarded $500,000 in June after a jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975 when she was just 16 was.
At the time, the jury found that Cosby’s behavior was driven by an unnatural or abnormal sexual interest in a minor.
Huth is yet to comment on the comedian’s touring plans – and her attorney, Gloria Allred, was not immediately available for comment.
Chloe Goins, a former model who was “attacked” by Cosby at the Playboy Mansion in 2008, believes the comedian’s reputation has been irreparably damaged
Another alleged victim of Cosby, Judy Huth, now 64, was awarded $500,000 in June after a jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975, aged 16 . She is yet to comment on Cosby’s comeback tour
Last month, five women who have long accused Cosby of sexually abusing 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 Queens studio in New York that filmed The Cosby Show, and NBCUniversal, which made the much-loved television series.
The lawsuit alleges that each woman was abused or assaulted by the A-list actor after meeting him on set or in other entertainment circles in the late 1960s to 1990s.
“Bill Cosby was known to regularly take young women into his dressing room and if you read the complaint you will see that there were instances where staff observed this and even encouraged the plaintiff to comply,” Attorney said Jordan Rutsky, representing all five women.
“It was no hidden secret that Bill Cosby did these things,” Rutsky said. “It was just accepted.”
Eden Tirl (left) said she was attacked in 1989 — a year after Jennifer Thompson (right) said she was groped by him at his Manhattan home
Cindra Ladd (left) accused Cosby of raping her in 1969, while Jewel Gittens (right) accused him of assaulting her at his Manhattan home in 1989 or 1990
Cosby’s spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, dismissed the case as “frivolous.”
“As we have always said and now America sees, this is not about justice for victims of alleged sexual assault, it is ALL about MONEY,” Wyatt said at the time.
“We believe that both the courts and the court of public opinion will follow the rule of law and will clear Mr Cosby of these alleged allegations.
‘Mr. Cosby continues to vehemently deny all allegations against him and looks forward to defending himself in court.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11619947/Bill-Cosby-victims-slam-plans-tour-year.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Bill Cosby’s victims are slamming his plans for a tour this year