The Internet Won’t Let Bill Cosby Ignore Rape Allegations
The iconic comedian’s social media team invited the world to promote its boss Monday. Things didn’t go as planned.
Here’s what the Cosby folks were apparently expecting:
— dan barker (@danbarker) November 10, 2014
Here’s what they got:
— Jason Steele (@FilmCow) November 10, 2014
— Sean Campbell (@Melanism) November 10, 2014
And a whole lot more.
Although he has consistently denied all charges, Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by numerous women. Here is a timeline.
We are obliged to say the entertainer has never been convicted of any such crime, but people on Twitter are not. And thus an attempt at social promotion turned into something much darker.
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