Sunday, May 19, 2024

Bill Cosby Defiant Upon Release, Rubs It In Instead of Shutting Up and Going Home


Bill Cosby is out of jail on a technicality. He doesn’t get it: people hate him. He has no constituency. Instead of shutting up and going home, he’s rubbing it in. On Instagram, he’s posted a picture of himself with a power salute and a victory statement. They say he’s blind, but there are none so blind who cannot see. (That’s what Goldie Hawn said in Butterflies Are Free, I think.)

Here’s Cosby’s statement. He should stop now, and consider silence.

“I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence.
Thank you to all my fans, supporters and friends who stood by me through this ordeal. Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for upholding the rule of law.”


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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