Boys Club | Cosby-Funded Smithsonian Art Exhibit Under A Cloud As More Damning Cosby Deposition Details Revealed

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Boys Club | Cosby-Funded Smithsonian Art Exhibit Under A Cloud As More Damning Cosby Deposition Details Revealed

Bill Cosby’s Damaging 2005 Philadelphia Deposition

Bill Cosby, in Deposition, Said He Used Fame and Drugs to Seduce Women New York Times

With the release of Bill Cosby’s 2005 Philadelphia deposition , details about his eventually settled sexual assault case with Andrea Constand — and other young women, too — are jaw- dropping.

Simply stated, there is very little difference between Cosby’s statements in the deposition and the claims of as many as 50 women who allege that Cosby drugged them and assaulted them under the pretense of mentoring and befriending. 

Cosby — and now his wife Camille — insists that all sexual acts were consensual, that the women willingly took the drugs to relax and engaged freely in sex-related activities with him. It’s revealed in the deposition, though, that when asked if Ms. Therese Serignese, who Cosby met at the Las Vegas Hilton in 1976, was able to consent to sex when he gave her quaaludes in 1976, Cosby responded “I don’t know.” Cosby offered Serignese money for good grades.

As we reported a week ago, Bill Cosby acknowledged acquiring seven prescriptions for quaaludes which could be used to drug his targets. The 78-year-old comedian and chief moralizer about good behavior to America’s African American community admitted only to giving Benadryl to Constandin an effort to relax her.

Smithsonian Stands Firm On Cosby-Financed Exhibition

Smithsonian To Post Sign At Exhibition Featuring Bill Cosby-Owned Art NPR

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington has refused to curtail its current exhibition ‘Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue’, posting instead a sign telling visitors that the exhibition including art owned by Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille, is “fundamentally about the artworks and the artists who created them, not Mr. Cosby,” representatives for the Smithsonian Institution say.

The museum acknowledges that it has received $716,000 from the Cosby family — an amount that totally funded the entire exhibition that opened in November 2014 —, and the family’s views are heavily woven into the fabric of the show’s online publicity, wrote The Guardian’s Jonathan Jones.

Boys Club | Obama Weighs In On Rape | Petition To Take Back Cosby's Medal of Honor | How Complicit Is Camille Cosby In The Alleged Rapes of Women?

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The facts of comedian and Presidential Medal of Honor winner Bill Cosby’s rape allegations by countless — nearly 50 in some reports — women who continue to emerge from the shadows have not been adjudicated in a court of law.

The closest the public has come to learning of any admission of guilt from the nationally-beloved Cosby is a recently published Associated Press story revealing court documents from 2005 in which Cosby admitted under oath that years prior he gave quaaludes, a powerful relaxing and mood-altering drug, to women with whom he sought sex.

President Obama Comments Indirectly About Bill Cosby & Rape

This admission fueled growing demands that Cosby be stripped of his 2002 medal awarded him by then president George W. Bush. African American White House Correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks April Ryan posed the question about President Obama’s possible revocation of Cosby’s medal.

President Obama responded:

“If you give a woman — or a man, for that matter — without his or her knowledge a drug and then have sex with that person without consent, that’s rape… . I think this country, any civilized country should have no tolerance for rape.”

Sens. Kirstin Gillibrand (D-NY) & Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) Sign Petition

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Angela Rose, executive director of Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment, insists that the president could issue an executive order rescinding the medal, make a personal statement that it should be rescinded, or simply ask Cosby for the medal back.

Two senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) have signed Rose’s petition. Last week, a spokeswoman for Gillbrand, who is known — like McCaskill — for pushing for reform in how sexual assault allegations are handled in the military and on college and university campuses, told Politico that the senator supported a drive to strip Cosby of his medal “because we need to set a clear example that sexual assault will not be tolerated in this country, and someone who admitted using drugs for sex no longer deserves the nation’s highest honor.”

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