We all have our own opinion on the Bill Cosby controversy and so does Tom Joyner. The legendary radio personality has penned an open letter on Black America Web, explaining why Cosby should take a plea deal. He writes:
While everyone deserves their day in court, if Bill Cosby has done the things he admitted in a 2005 deposition —having sex with women while they were under the influence of quaaludes — not pleading guilty will prolong the inevitable.
I don’t say this because I think a 78-year-old African-American icon serving 10 years in prison is a good solution. I say it because between the two options, pleading guilty will bring the least amount of shame to Camille Cosby, their children and grandchildren.
More than 50 women have accused him of allegedly sexually assaulting them after being given drugs or alcohol. Also, he was recently charged with aggravated indecent assault in Pennsylvania over an incident from 2004. Despite the charges and accusations, his lawyers maintain that he is not guilty and will not consider a plea bargain. This opens the door to his case going to trial and allowing even more damaging testimony.
It will be a media circus bigger than the ones we’ve seen in the past involving O.J. and Michael Jackson simply because there was no social media when those trials took place. A Cosby trial will be an epic media feeding frenzy. I know what you’re saying; he may not be guilty of all or most of the things he’s accused of. But if he’s guilty of any of it, what does he really gain by continuing to allow this public spectacle to go forth.
Click here to read his open letter. P.S. Do you agree?