Just days after a judge declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case, his publicists have revealed what he plans to do next — a national tour educating young people on sexual assault — specifically, on how to avoid getting accused of sexual assault.
“Mr. Cosby wants to get back to work,” spokesman Andrew Wyatt told an Alabama TV anchor Wednesday morning. “We are now planning town halls.”
“Really?” responded the WBRC Fox 6 News anchor in Birmingham.
There was a hint of skepticism in the anchor’s voice, which ballooned into full incredulousness from women’s groups and victims’ advocates Thursday when news of Cosby’s plans began to spread.
“It would be more useful if Mr. Cosby would spend time talking with people about how not to commit sexual assault in the first place,” Jodi Omear, vice president of communications for the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) told Newsweek.
As Wyatt explained it, these town halls will educate young people and married men on the law and the dangers they face from accusations of sexual assault.
You ever read anything that seems so crazy that you cannot believe it's true?
Because that seems to be happening to me all of the time lately.
When I first heard about this I had the obvious reaction on Twitter.
I don't know, just seems logical to me.I think point one in his talk about avoiding accusations of Sexual Assault might be don't sexually assault people. https://t.co/yweK2bQfmv— Gryphen 2009 (@Gryphen2009) June 23, 2017
But no in this age of Trump, this man is literally going to be talking about how young people, mostly men I'm guessing, can avoid being "accused" of sexual assault as if this is something that happens all of the time through no fault of their own.
So I assume his talk will not include, "Hey don't drug their drinks and then rape them."
But will be more along the lines of "Hey once you drug their drinks and then rape them, make sure to wipe off any fingerprints and remove all traces of your DNA."
Jesus, what the hell is happening to our world?