Bill Cosby Is The Poster Child For Powerful Male Celebrities Getting Away With Alleged Rape

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There are way too many celebrities out there who have gotten away with sexual assault and rape charges just because of who they are.

Bill Cosby

77-year-old Bill Cosby is a generally well loved actor – until you consider the 13 rapes he has been accused of.

People rarely think about the accusation, let alone associate them with the beloved comedian. Had it not been for fellow comedian Hannibal Buress digging up the rape cases a few days ago, few people would even remember them. But he did and now people are talking about it.

It’s a shame how despite the allegations of raping more than a dozen women, his career hasn’t been affected and nor has it hampered his fan following.

In 2004, Andrea Constand brought a civil lawsuit against Cosby accusing him of rape and it opened floodgates of other women who accused the star of assaults as well. The list grew to include no less then 13 other women, who said on record that Cosby had drugged and raped them. He settled the case under undisclosed terms in 2006. 

Notably, two other women also shared their stories with major media outlets. Their accounts included similar details: Cosby reportedly took them under his wing and, on multiple occasions, made them take alcohol laced with drugs and assaulted them. 

Unfortunately he is not the only male celebrity accused of sexual assault and certainly not the only one who allegedly got away with it. The chronicles of entertainment history are littered with such men.

Celebrities like Mike Tyson, 2Pac, Woody Allen, John Travolta and former Vice President Al Gore had their share of sexual assault accusations, with victims publicly claiming assault, and their careers hardly saw a dent.

Bill Cosby

Former Vice President Al Gore was accused of sexual assault by a woman in 2006 and then again in 2010 by two massage therapists but was cleared of the charges and hasn’t felt the need to look back.

Bill Cosby

Sexual abuse, child molestation, you name it and living Hollywood legend Woody Allen has it under his belt, according to allegations. But has it affected his career and popularity? No sir.

Bill Cosby

Boxing hero Mike Tyson was convicted with the rape of an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant. He served three years out of the six that he was sentenced to, got out on parole and went on to win the WBC title.

Apparently it’s easy to be a powerful man and get away with "misdemeanors." Neither their careers nor popularity gets affected.

Tough luck to the victims, but they should have known better in the first place, right?

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