Bill Cosby Hires Private Investigators to Dig Up Dirt on Accusers
- Comedian’s lawyers and publicists have kept rape claims out of the media by discrediting accusers and pressuring news outlets not to publish
- It was revealed on Sunday that Cosby has hired a team of private investigators to dig up dirt to discredit his more than two dozen accusers
Bill Cosby is not going down without a fight. At least that’s the message the legendary comic seems to be sending to the dozens of women who have accused him of sexual assault.
The latest allegation came just last week, when Katherine McKee accused Cosby of raping her while she was dating his friend Sammy Davis, Jr. in the 1970s.
As is the case with most of the other charges, Cosby cannot be prosecuted for the alleged assault on McKee, as the alleged incident took place outside of the statute of limitations for sex crimes.
Even so, the LAPD is reportedly looking into every woman’s claims. Perhaps not surprisingly, Cosby is fighting back with his own privately-funded counter-investigation.
The New York Post claims to have an insider’s account of what Cosby told his team of elite PIs during a recent meeting:
“If you’re going to say to the world that I did this to you, then the world needs to know, ‘What kind of person are you? Who’s the person that’s saying this?'” Cosby reportedly said.
“You can’t say I put something in your coffee, threw you in a cab, and then you go on and live a high-profile life, a famous life, and you never complain.”
That last quote refers to accusations made by Beverly Johnson.
Johnson went on to have a successful career as “the first black supermodel,” but she alleges that before she was famous, she fought Cosby off after he drugged her in his home.
Of course, the character assassination campaign that Cosby has launched against these women serves as a reminder of exactly why so many of them might have waited several decades to come forward with their stories:
It’s a terrifying thing to accuse someone of rape, particularly when that person has access to limitless resources that can be used to dredge up your most painful or embarrassing secrets.