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General Category => Hard Choices => Topic started by: JRCarter on July 23, 2015, 07:45:38 pm

Title: OJ Simpson or Bill Cosby?
Post by: JRCarter on July 23, 2015, 07:45:38 pm
Who's had the hardest fall from grace?
Title: Re: OJ Simpson or Bill Cosby?
Post by: Battle on July 24, 2015, 03:35:28 am
Too soon, JRCarter...   far too soon.   ;)
Title: Re: OJ Simpson or Bill Cosby?
Post by: Metro on August 08, 2015, 10:10:30 am

OJ is actually in jail.
Title: Re: OJ Simpson or Bill Cosby?
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on August 09, 2015, 06:40:32 am

OJ is actually in jail.
Point well taken.
Title: Re: OJ Simpson or Bill Cosby?
Post by: JRCarter on August 09, 2015, 03:39:55 pm

OJ is actually in jail.

Point.
Title: Re: OJ Simpson or Bill Cosby?
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on August 09, 2015, 09:42:54 pm
But with that point, Cosby was more of an icon.  His impact as an artist and philanthropist was much bigger. So way more to lose from an image perspective.
Title: Re: OJ Simpson or Bill Cosby?
Post by: Metro on August 13, 2015, 03:04:15 pm

OJ was a titan in his own right, 1975-1995.
Title: Re: OJ Simpson or Bill Cosby?
Post by: JRCarter on May 30, 2018, 11:44:25 am
Well, almost three years later, OJ is out on parole and Bill may be headed for jail for the rest of his life.
Title: Re: OJ Simpson or Bill Cosby?
Post by: APEXABYSS on May 31, 2018, 12:09:40 pm
The O.J. trial caused riots in the streets. "Pill" Cosby down for the count! hey, hey, hey!
Title: Re: OJ Simpson or Bill Cosby?
Post by: Battle on May 31, 2018, 12:39:05 pm
The O.J. trial caused riots in the streets. "Pill" Cosby down for the count! hey, hey, hey!


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Title: Re: OJ Simpson or Bill Cosby?
Post by: APEXABYSS on June 01, 2018, 10:05:31 am
^^Oops, my bad! I’m mixing up social upheavals!^^
Title: Re: OJ Simpson or Bill Cosby?
Post by: Marvelous on June 01, 2018, 04:43:07 pm
"Pill" Cosby down for the count! hey, hey, hey!

You dumb!  lmao!
Title: Re: OJ Simpson or Bill Cosby?
Post by: JRCarter on September 25, 2018, 12:31:32 pm
Bill got three to ten. OJ was sentenced to thirty-three.
Title: Re: OJ Simpson or Bill Cosby?
Post by: Hypestyle on September 25, 2018, 03:34:17 pm
so when is the movie version going to come out and who is going to play Cosby?  hmm...
Title: Re: OJ Simpson or Bill Cosby?
Post by: Battle on September 25, 2018, 03:45:08 pm
so when is the movie version going to come out and who is going to play Cosby?  hmm...



Given the amount of footage available from his case, would make a better documentary than a movie.

Check out this excerpt from an article I found in cyberspace featuring Lisa Bonet as the subject on the cover story of The Porter:

March 2018


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Like a lot of self-described misfits, she found an escape in acting.

At 16, she became Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show, and then its spin-off show, A Different World, at the time two of the most popular shows in the world.

Have the revelations about Bill Cosby’s alleged sexual misconduct tainted her memory of those years?

She looks evenly at me. “No, it’s exactly as I remember it,” she says.

But did you have a sense that anything was happening?

“There was no knowledge on my part about his specific actions, but… There was just energy. And that type of sinister, shadow energy cannot be concealed.”

You sensed a darkness? “Always. And if I had anything more to reveal then it would have happened a long time ago.

That’s my nature. The truth will set you free.”

At the time, Bonet was branded a rebel who tested the patience of the most popular sitcom dad in the country.

She showed up late on set and posed topless in Interview magazine, contrary to his wishes.

Cosby famously opposed her role in Angel Heart, in which she performed a nude sex scene with Mickey Rourke. “I don’t need to say, ‘I told you so’,” she says about Cosby’s current situation. “I just leave all that to karma and justice and what will be.”

It was around this time that she fell for Lenny Kravitz, and their marriage was like a firework, bright and intense, but ultimately short-lived.

What did you expect, I tell her, you married a rock star! She smiles. “He wasn’t when I met him.”

They were almost too perfectly matched – both half-Jewish and half-black; both dreadlocked and gorgeous; talented and young.

Lenny was 23 and Lisa just 20.

Just over a year after they met, Lenny got a record deal, and Bonet co-wrote some of the songs on his first album.

When she became pregnant with Zoë, she says, “people were falling off roofs trying to get pictures.”

The divorce, just six years in, was crushing. But with Zoë to think about, there was no room for recriminations.

Bonet went through what she calls “a very accelerated time, spiritually and intellectually.”

In other words, she grew up really fast.

Determined not to burden their daughter with her baggage – “I didn’t want to pass on those heirlooms, and this fresh wound of a divorce” – Bonet reconciled with Kravitz and focused on her daughter.

“I think there are probably times when these thresholds can either sink you,” she says, “or you can see who you are and rise and dust yourself off.




Would You Like To Know More?
https://www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/porter/article-33a55e73f6c7ac7b/cover-stories/cover-stories/lisa-bonet (https://www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/porter/article-33a55e73f6c7ac7b/cover-stories/cover-stories/lisa-bonet)
Title: Re: OJ Simpson or Bill Cosby?
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on September 26, 2018, 11:15:43 pm
Well, now it's pretty clear. Given the lofty heights that Cosby once lived in as a philanthropist and America's dad, to likely dying in prison, this is the biggest fall from grace in Black American history.
Title: Re: OJ Simpson or Bill Cosby?
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on September 27, 2018, 09:32:28 am
Well, now it's pretty clear. Given the lofty heights that Cosby once lived in as a philanthropist and America's dad, to likely dying in prison, this is the biggest fall from grace in Black American history.

It's hard to think of anything remotely comparable. Even counting racist takedowns, e.g. Jack Johnson, perhaps the original NYL2H.