Bill Cosby will hold town hall meetings on sexual assault


Now that his case has been declared a mistrial, Bill Cosby plans to hold town hall meetings on avoiding sexual assault allegations.

Less than a week after his sexual assault case was declared a mistrial, Bill Cosby has revealed that he plans on going on a speaking tour about sexual assault and the legal system.

Cosby’s spokesman Andrew Wyatt told Birmingham, Ala., TV station WBRC that Cosby intends to hold a series of town hall meetings to educate young men on the problems their behavior like “hanging out and partying” could create. Basically, he wants to educate people on how to avoid sexual assault allegations. The speaking tour could start as early as next month.

“We’ll talk to young people. Because this is bigger than Bill Cosby. You know, this, this issue can affect any young person, especially young athletes of today. And they need to know what they’re facing when they’re hanging out and partying, when they’re doing certain things that they shouldn’t be doing,” Wyatt said. “And it also affects married men.”

“Is it kind of a, ‘Do as I say, not as I do’ situation?” the newscaster quipped, but it was unclear if Wyatt responded.

Educated about the law

Wyatt’s associate Ebonee Benson, who acted as Cosby’s wife Camille’s spokesperson, added that people needed to be “educated about the law.” The laws are changing and the statute of limitations is being extended. “So this is why people need to be educated on a brush against the shoulder, you know anything at this point can be considered sexual assault,” Benson said.

So Cosby intends to educate young men on what could get them in trouble – like the brush of a shoulder. Okay. And this could affect anyone from athletes to married men. No word on how this affects women (like the dozens of women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault) though.

Cosby’s plans drew immediate criticism. As the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) spokeswoman Jodi Omear said in a statement, “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” than talking about how to not get in trouble.

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“#RapeCulture is Bill Cosby planning town halls on how married men & male athletes can avoid sexual assault charges,” the Women’s March also tweeted.