NY Magazine and the “Cosby Women”
There’s a new Cosby show and it’s not being televised, it’s playing out on social media, the press, and in real-time. The plot is a cliff-hanger: what will become of a celebrity that was once highly revered and perceived to be just as wholesome as the character he fabricated for television?
On Sunday, New York Magazine posted to the internet their cover story featuring 35 women who have come forward to accuse actor and comedian Bill Cosby of rape and sexual misconduct.
The portraits of these 35 women appear on the cover of the magazine. Their stories chronicle decades-long abuse by the once-beloved TV dad. The impact of publishing their stories in one article and featuring their portraits is powerful and overwhelming in their case.
So what will Cosby’s other women say now – his wife, his daughters, his supporters? Will Camille try to attack the integrity of all of these women? Will his youngest daughter Evin Cosby release another delusional statement in defense of her father, saying “He is the FATHER you thought you knew. The Cosby Show was my today’s tv reality show. Thank you. That’s all I would like to say :).” And what of the other three daughters -Erinn, the one that was on drugs, Erika, the artist, and Ensa, the one that recently wed Martin Lord McLean.
Does anyone else find it strange that Lisa Bonet has been conspicuously silent throughout all of this? Bonet was a hot, young actress while starring on The Cosby Show in the mid-1980s, did Cosby attempt to be her mentor also? Is that how she got her own spin-off show, A Different World? Just asking and wondering.