You can read the story here about the three women who have recently come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of assaulting them. I’m not interested in discussing these women’s stories. I have little doubt that what they’re saying is true. I just think it’s important that people are made aware of what this man has allegedly done. I think the fact that there are so many women accusing Mr. Cosby counts as some reason to believe that he’s guilty. Yes, it’s possible that all these 38 women are mistaken. Yes, it’s possible that all these 38 women have something to gain from making these accusations. I’m just making a claim about the quantity of accusations. If there are more accusations, then it’s more likely the person being accused is guilty. I think this is obvious too.
I believe that Cosby’s family knows that he’s guilty. But they are in a tough spot. I bet that his children love him. I bet that his wife doesn’t love him, but loves her daughters and wants them to love him. So what are they to do? Should they say what they believe and ruin what they have? I think it makes some sense that they deny what they believe – what they know – to be true.