Bill Cosby should spend the rest of his life in jail.
The comedian almost definitely raped dozens and dozens of women over the years, yet a jury of his peers could not reach a verdict this month and Cosby remains a free man.
It sucks and it’s stupid and we really hope Cosby is found guilty when he goes back on trial later this year.
In the meantime, however, at least the 79-year old is being publicly shame in some fashion, even if it’s not exactly the same as wearing an orange jumpsuit behind cold metal bars.
On Friday, the Board of Curators at the University of Missouri voted unanimously to strip Cosby of the doctorate in humane letters that he received in 1999.
This no-brainer of a decision was the first time the school had ever revoked an honorary degree.
But it’s probably the first time a celebrity to whom it had given this distinction was accused of over 50 women of sexual assault.
In a statement, University President Mun Choi cited assault allegations from all these women as the reason behind the move, saying Cosby’s alleged actions don’t reflect the school’s values.
Altogether, around 25 other schools across the nation have similarly revoked honorary degrees and awards given to Cosby since nearly 60 women accused him of drugging and raping them.
(Seriously! This guy is so guilty!)
About a year ago, the University of Connecticut took this step, also voting unanimously to rescind the Doctor of Fine Arts given to Cosby in 1996.
The resolution at the time cited Cosby’s own admissions in lawsuit depositions.
In one, for example, he admitted he had affairs with young models and actresses and had obtained quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with.
(Seriously! This guy is so, so guilty!)
“The University respects the principles of due process and Mr. Cosby’s right to a fair and public trial on the criminal charges against him,” the resolution said last year, adding in detail:
“But the conduct which he admitted in his sworn testimony provides compelling reasons for the University of Connecticut to consider the revocation of his honorary degree.
“This is an extraordinary action that is not being taken lightly.”
We live in extraordinary times, that’s for sure.
Cosby apparently plans to tour the country this summer and host seminars to help young men avoid being charged with sexual assault.
We’re not making this up.
According to spokesman Andrew Wyatt, Cosby wants kids to “know what they’re facing when they’re hanging out and partying, when they’re doing certain things they shouldn’t be doing.”
Such a show of hubris on Cosby’s part is truly remarkable.
If anyone plans on paying money for these seminars, allow us to save you some money…
Here are the two ways to avoid the fate of Bill Cosby:
1. Do not drug women.
2. Do not rape women.
There. Boom. Done. You’re welcome.