Thursday, January 8, 2015

Bill Cosby Statement on Applause

That Bill Cosby is a narcissist, control rapist is something seen in both his language and his behavior. He has not denied the allegations and statement analysis of a full statement by one of the victims shows veracity.

After a show where there were protests the audience gave him a standing ovation.

 Cosby said: "Dear Fans: I would like to personally thank you for giving me the opportunity to bring laughter back into your lives tonight. Also, I would like to applaud all of you and give you a standing ovation for respecting yourselves, the theatre and the event organisers that produced a spectacular show for the Kitchener Community."

The subject says that giving him a standing ovation is:

1.  to respect yourselves
2.  the theater
3   the event organizers 

This statement is similar to the one in which he stated that a journalist is only with self respect if he does not ask Cosby about the allegations.  

Recently, Cosby stated he would turn to the black media.  


Tania Cadogan said...

When all else fails play the race/gender/sexuality card and you will always find supporters who are blind to everything but race/gender/sexuality.

For a man who professes to be telling blacks to sort themselves out, i was not surprised that when no one was buying his silence in regard to the sexual assault claims and believed the victims, he promptly played the race card saying black media should do this and that.

In effect this is all down to the white man putting the black man down.

Have any black victims come forward or is it all white women?

if all white then it would indicate a pattern, his sexual preferences.
Was he rebuffed by a white woman at some time in his life and this is his payback?

I also noted the pattern of the wet hair.

I wonder what caused this fixation, is it a fetish perhaps?

He is also blatant about his predilictions even to using it in his shows.
He talks about drugging women and then having sex with them.

Perhaps he thought himself as untouchable hence his being so open and brazen about it.
Why would he talk about such crimes if he was actually committing them?
People don't expect such criminality to be thrust into their faces.

Think michael jackson, everyone knew what he was doing, he never hid it, yet he still walked free.

I have yet to hear any strong reliable denial from him, his silence though is telling, by not answering the question, he answers the question

John Mc Gowan said...

Rape allegations vex Bill Cosby's second Canadian show

In a rare reference to the sexual assault allegations against him, Bill Cosby told a woman attending his comedy show that, "you have to be careful about drinking around me."

The comment came during an otherwise lighthearted moment in his standup show Thursday night in London, Ontario, as a woman near the front row got up to go get a drink and Cosby asked her where she was going.

The remark is likely to anger his accusers who have demanded he respond to the allegations of sexual abuse against him.

Minutes after that incident a heckler was ejected from the performance by police after yelling 'Bill Cosby you're a rapist'. During the incident Cosby did not confront the man and encouraged the audience to remain calm and patient. He resumed his comedy show within a few minutes.

In a statement released through his public relations firm Cosby says, "One outburst but over 2600 loyal, patient and courageous fans enjoyed the most wonderful medicine that exist for human-kind. Laughter. I thank you, the theatre staff (Budweiser Gardens), the event organizers and the London, ON Community for your continued honor and support. I'm Far From Finished."

More than a hundred protesters gathered outside the performance, some shouting "shame" and "Bill Cosby is a rapist."

Protesters sound off

Milena LeDuc was one of the protesters, braving frigid temperatures and asking ticket holders to abandon the show.

"Why would you want to pay to see a rapist?" she said.

"These are very serious allegations, and I think he's not taking them seriously and in this day and age these need to be taken seriously," added protestor Dan Hilton, who said he was once a Cosby fan and considers him a comedy pioneer.

Inside the venue, which was about half full, large pictures of Cosby with Nelson Mandela framed the stage. He was warmly greeted and received his second standing ovation in as many nights.

Bruce Maslen called the performance awesome and said the protestors and hecklers didn't spoil a thing.

"I don't believe he's been charged with anything and at least in this country you're innocent until proven guilty," said Maslen.

"Alternative event" held

No charges have been filed against Cosby, and his attorneys have vehemently denied the allegations of sexual assault against him made by several women.

Thursday night's performance was the second of three scheduled Canadian performances for Cosby. About a dozen protestors showed up outside of Wednesday night's show in Kitchener, Ontario, but there were no disruptions during the performance. Hundreds turned out for a so-called "alternative event" to support and raise money for victims of sexual assault.

Sue Gillespie was one of those who attended the "Voices Carry"event on Wednesday night. She says the controversy over the allegations against Cosby is an opportunity for communities to help sexual assault victims.

"I think it's a good opportunity for the community to do something positive. They felt a need to respond and this was a good way to do it. This was a peaceful alternative," said Gillespie, who runs a community-based mental health charity and advocates for victims of sexual abuse.

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Nonverbal Communication Analysis Phylicia Rashad interview regarding Bill Cosby - Body Language Tells (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

GetThem said...

For "respecting yourselves?"

--------In BC's mind, are they respecting themselves by not talking about the allegations, or by simply watching his comedy show.

Also, hasn't BC mentioned playing the race card more than once? Why hasn't he done it yet and what is stopping him? Also, why hasn't Sharpton jumped on this and started his usual media circus?

I also am surprised Phylicia Rashad is defending him. Are the other daughters from the show speaking out?

Anonymous said...

It's really hard to predict the eventual outcome of these horrendous and multiple allegations against Bill Cosby, even though the man-hater, money-hungry shark-toothed Gloria Alred is hot and heavy on his a'ss with every breath she takes.....

When we stop and think about 'what's-his'name'.... Roman Polanski, the husband of Sharon Tate at the time of her murder and the murder of their unborn baby at the command of Charles Manson, and how Hollywood has supported this evil pedophile all these years in the drug induced rape of a minor pre-teen so many years ago; and STILL Polanski remains free and making a $killing as a Director;

Go figure.....

OldPsychNurse said...

Anyone can use dissociation as a coping mechanism without having the extremely questionable mental disorder known as DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder in the past was known as Multiple Personality Disorder).

 EXTREMELY few psychiatrists accept DID as a real mental disorder because there’s evidence this condition doesn’t exist. The head of the Dept. of Psychiatry at John's Hopkins has written several articles stating that patients acquire DID from suggestions by their therapists. Not surprisingly, bizillions of psychotherapists in the USA, who are all scrambling for patients to make their BMW payments, do strongly believe in this mental condition not accepted by physician psychiatrists.

The study — conducted by Harvard’s Richard J. McNally, Rafaele Huntjens of the University of Groningen, and Bruno Verschuere of the University of Amsterdam — casts doubt on the “amnesia barrier” that has long been a hallmark of what is now called dissociative identity disorder (DID) by demonstrating that patients do have knowledge from their other identities.

“Ultimately, this disorder is a way of expressing distress,” said McNally, a professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard. “What we have shown is that a fundamental idea behind the concept of DID — that there is amnesia between identities — there’s no convincing evidence for that.”

McNally said that those who claim to be suffering from the disorder may be reacting more to cultural expectations than psychological realities.

“For people who suffer from it, this disorder is ultimately a way to express distress,” McNally said. “Cultures provide certain envelopes for people to express suffering or psychological pain and DID is one such cultural trope. In the 19th century, women would do that by getting the ‘vapors’ and swooning — you don’t see that anymore.

Quite frankly, I don’t think much would be lost if the diagnosis were eliminated from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual — people will simply begin expressing their suffering in different ways that are more tractable to treatment.

Buckley said...

When, with all caps, you say EXTREMELY few, could you explain that more? It's not only still listed in DSM- V but expanded:

"Diagnostic criteria for dissociative identity disorder have been updated:
Symptoms of disruption of identity may now be reported, as well as observed
Gaps in the recall of events may occur for everyday events — not just traumatic events
Experiences of pathological possession in some cultures are included in the description of identity disruption
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
Dissociative identity disorder (DID) — also known by some by its very old name, multiple personality disorder — undergoes some changes to its diagnostic criteria. According to the APA, Criterion A has been “expanded to include certain possession-form phenomena and functional neurological symptoms to account for more diverse presentations of the disorder.”

The first criterion also now specifically states that transitions in identity may be observable by others or self-reported.

Last, according to Criterion B, individuals with dissociative identity disorder may now have recurrent gaps in recall for everyday events, not just for traumatic experiences."