The former comedian and actor Bill Cosby made a flippant remark to a journalist at a dinner in Philadelphia in one of the first public outings since his 2017 sexual assault case ended in a mistrial.
Cosby is accused of drugging and raping over 50 women throughout his career and a new trial is scheduled to begin in April. The disgraced actor told a reporter, "Please don’t put me on #MeToo."
Well, guess what, you should have said anything because now every news source is going to take that quote and it's not doing any favors for his public image. Not only has Cosby now associated himself directly with the #MeToo hashtag through the quote, he essentially dared journalists to include him on the growing list of #MeToo scandals.
The reporter said at one point during the evening, Cosby shook her hand and then said, "I just shook your hand like a man … please don’t put me on #MeToo." I got news for you Cosby, #TooLate! Cosby became a target when several women came forward to accuse him of drugging and raping them.
Cosby's victims came forward before the Harvey Weinstein scandal which the hashtag #MeToo grew out of to express unity and support for victims who were afraid to come forward.
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