77-year-old predator called out during Atlanta show
ATLANTA — Bill Cosby’s Far From Finished tour may be over.
But, he’s far, far from finished with the sexual assault allegations.
“It beats me how you treat — the way you treat women!” screamed a woman at Mr. Cosby 40 minutes into his performance in Atlanta on Saturday.
Just over 24 hours earlier, two new women, one of which starred as a guest on his self-titled sitcom, the Cosby Show, accused the 77-year-old disgraced comedian of sexually assaulting them.
Kaya Thompson, who was among those protesting his appearance, talked to local media and to the Atlanta cable media.
She met Mr. Cosby in 1988, when she was an underaged model, she said. He had been mentoring Ms. Thompson since 1987. In 1989, an unwanted sexual encounter with Mr. Cosby occurred at his New York City home, she said. The age of consent in New York is 17, which is why Mr. Cosby is not being investigated for child rape.
“Even at 17, it was then very clear what was expected of me,” said Ms. Thompson, now nearly 43. “I made a lot of excuses to get out of the house as quickly as I could, and I cried the whole way home.”
Ms. Thompson, whose account has previously been widely reported, was joined by her parents.
“We’re here primarily because Bill Cosby is a serial predator,” said her mother, Judy Thompson. “However, our tolerance of rape culture in this country is a bigger story.”
While Ms. Thompson was speaking to CNN, people who had attended the show shouted profane-laced obscenities at the protesters, telling them to go home. Read the rest of this entry »