Bill Cosby’s New PR Plan Involves Blaming Rape Accusations On Racism

On the heels of the New York magazine cover story featuring 35 of Bill Cosby’s accusers, and five more accusers joining their ranks just this month, Bill Cosby’s PR team is launching a massive Hail Mary of a campaign to try and save what’s left of his tattered reputation. According to an insider speaking to Radar Online, the PR defensive will center around the notion that all those nice women are just racist, because Bill Cosby is a successful Black man. This should be … something.

Using cool, not-at-all loaded terms like “lynching,” “witch hunt” and “persecution,” the Cosby PR team plans to spin this horribleness into a narrative that they hope will garner sympathy from Black journalists, because Cosby believes that Black journalists should remain “neutral.” Nevermind the fact that these allegations are so numerous and so similar and so wholly unrelated to race — this is the tactic his PR team is going to take, according to Radar’s insider.

“Look, it’s not rocket science and it’s not hard to understand, particularly if you’re African-American, that no matter if an individual has fame and fortune, if he supposedly drugged and raped a white woman, he’s very much susceptible to swift and harsh punishment,” the insider said.

“So, what [the team] wants to do and will do on Mr. Cosby’s behalf is simply put to the public a scenario that everyone knows makes sense,” continues the insider. “Nearly all of these women are white and most of them said that this happened in the 1960s and 1970s. I don’t care if you’re Bill Cosby or any other black celebrity, you can’t tell me that a white woman’s claim of being assaulted in any way by a black man would be ignored.”

While it is very true that we are living in a world where race is an issue that we handle poorly at best, nothing about the Cosby accusations has been racially motivated. This is not about race. It’s about a man using his power as a wealthy, famous individual to lure women — white women, Black women, Asian women, Latina women among them — into compromising situations, drugging them and then preying on their bodies against their will. There’s no need to call on this country’s history of lynchings to support a man that’s clearly a sexual predator. Thankfully, we’re pretty sure this tactic isn’t going to get them anywhere.

[Radar Online]