Over the past couple of weeks the media has been flooded with rape allegations against Bill Cosby. Around twenty women, including former supermodel, Janice Dickinson, have come forward accusing the television star of taking advantage of them. On almost any news outlet you can find the similar reports of all of the women, claiming to have been drugged and violated by Cosby. The assaults allegedly began in as early as 1969 and have lead up into the past ten years. It is also said that Cosby knowingly violated girls as young as 15 years old.
What some might not know or remember was that Cosby’s assault chargers were brought up this past February as well, in response to the news circulating Woody Allen raping his daughter. One of the articles addressing this had stated that no one really wanted to live in a world where Bill Cosby was seen as a sexual predator because it was too much to handle. Although the allegations were in the air again, NBC still continued to push through a show they were creating with Cosby at the time.
This past October, comedian, Hannibal Buress, went viral when he regarded Cosby as a rapist in one of his stand-up acts. He later told Howard Stern that he thought of Cosby as a hypocrite, telling black people how to live, yet raping young women.
Just a little over ten days later, Barbara Bowman shared her story. She personally thanked Buress for speaking out against Cosby numerous times. From there many other women came forward. What Bowman can’t believe is why it took thirty years for people to finally believe her story.