Bill Cosby had it all: a long, highly successful career, more money than he could ever spend and the adoration of millions. He was known as America’s favorite dad.
We have all learned that under the veneer of goodness was something really ugly. He saw women as nothing more than playthings. He felt he could do whatever he wanted and could get with it because of who he was.
At age 81, he should have been able to enjoy himself and look back on a wonderful life. Instead, he is starting a new life as a prisoner. He is likely blaming others for his downfall. It is entirely his fault.
Along the way he was given all the protections allowed by the Constitution and the laws. That is how it should be. Both the accused and the accuser deserve to be treated fairly.
Unfortunately, not everyone sees it that way. They believe in guilty until proven innocent. They believe that a person’s gender should be used to determine their believability. They believe all men are culpable.
These people may get their way. If so, none of us will have the protection the Founding Fathers gave us when they wrote the Constitution.