It’s incredibly annoying to see people criticize the outcome of a trial without discussing how a…
Mike D

  • I’m a lawyer too (in Australia) but to me the legal side of this article is not the point. It’s about the social consequence of fame and celebrity and how that has become institutionalised to the point of consistently obscuring, or, as in this case, preventing justice. The entitlement demonstrated by Cosby—his Q score is a co-efficient—is the point. The appalling attack on the justice system by Cosby’s wife Camille on the courthouse steps after the mistrial was declared obviously reflects Cosby’s viewpoint. Anybody who criticises Cosby is dirt under his shoes and just plain prevent him from basking in his own greatness: the DA, the judge, the judicial system, and above all, the victim in this case and the more than 60 victims in general. What a nerve they all have in seeking justice, in questioning his position in society, which in his mind is above it all. This is what this article is about in my opinion, not the finer points of law. As lawyers, how many of us get clients to admit their guilt in acceptance of the right of the judicial system to hold them to account for their actions against victims and property. Cosby has no respect at all for anyone or any institution to hold him to account because in his mind he is entitled to be above it all.
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