After dodging a bullet in his sexual assault trial, you would think comedian Bill Cosby would want to stay out of the limelight for awhile.
Instead, the alleged offender is launching a motivational speaking tour to warn athletes and married men about “the dangers of sex crime allegations,” Page Six reported.
Ironically, the announcement came just days after a mistrial was announced in a case that many thought would end in a unanimous ‘guilty’ verdict. After six days of deliberation, jurors were unable to reach a decision on two accounts of aggravated assault because two of the 12 jurors didn’t think he was guilty, a juror told ABC News.
“This issue can affect any young person, especially young athletes of today, and they need to know what they’re facing when they’re hanging out and partying, when they’re doing certain things that they shouldn’t be doing. And it also affects married men,” Andrew Wyatt, Cosby’s spokesman, told “Good Day Alabama” on Wednesday.
“A brush against the shoulder, anything at this point, can be considered sexual assault and it’s a good thing to be educated about the laws” spokeswoman Ebonee Benson added.
Yup. Benson seriously just compared a “brush against the shoulder” to Cosby’s sexual assault allegations.
Does Cosby think he’s a less attractive Tom Brady on his victory parade after winning the Super Bowl?
The gloat session he calls a “speaking tour” screams a resounding “yes!” Someone should tell Cosby that the message behind his tour would probably be more effective coming from someone with only one accusation of sexual assault… not 50.
“Under the circumstances Mr. Cosby should not be conducting sex assault workshops, but if he does do them then the best advice he can give to those attending is that if you do not drug and sexually assault women, then you need not worry about being charged with a crime,” Gloria Allred, the attorney of 33 Cosby victims, said.
Allred also called the tour a “transparent and slick effort” to shape future juror opinion of Cosby before the pledged second trial, Buzzfeed reported.
The Twittersphere has spoken out about how to feel about Cosby’s revival tour.
Hey Bill Cosby!
Wanna really teach young ppl “how to avoid being accused of sexual assault?”
Tell them not to sexually assault anyone.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) June 22, 2017
Bill Cosby plans to lead town halls to educate young people about sexual assault. How to commit it, presumably. https://t.co/iXh9vFIap2
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) June 22, 2017
Honestly, the best argument against capitalism is Bill Cosby going on tour to tell people how to avoid sexual assault accusations.
— Kyle Feldscher (@Kyle_Feldscher) June 22, 2017
In a just world he’ll be heckled off stage by people hurling rape kits at him the way that Iraqi threw a shoe at W. https://t.co/P5cRvurUSr
— jelani cobb (@jelani9) June 22, 2017
The tour is expected to start in July.