Bill Cosby Is Planning To Teach Youth How To Avoid Sexual Assault Accusations
So ... when is the seminar for "how to not sexually assault people?"
Sigh! As if the Bill Cosby proceedings couldn’t sink any lower ...
Bill Cosby’s spokesperson team, Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson joined the anchors of Good Day Alabama this past Wednesday to discuss the next steps forward for Cosby since the recent mistrial announcement due to the jury deadlock. During their visit, they announced Bill Cosby’s plans for a seminar to teach students how to avoid sexual assault accusations.
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Cosby plans to host the town hall series this summer in July. Meetings will consist of educating the youth on “warning signs from potential victims” that could possibly lead to legal accusations. Wyatt pointed out that this town hall is especially important for young athletes who should “know what they’re facing when they’re hanging out and partying, when they’re doing certain things they shouldn’t be doing.”
Hmm, let’s talk about the fact that the “false report epidemic” is false in and of itself. Per a recent (2012) report from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, only 2-10 percent of sexual assault accusations are proven to be false. Meanwhile, an estimated 63 percent of cases go unreported.
Hmmm, I wonder why …
The first and only lesson should be: don’t sexually assault people. There are a myriad of classes/tips/seminars held with a finger-point toward the victim (alleged or not).
And while these are great resources, I can’t help but side-eye the lack of “just don’t rape folks” as an option. Where are those classes and seminars and town halls?