BILL COSBY WAS THE LAST GREAT BLACK HOPE OF BLACK AMERICA

AND HE FAILED THE ETERNAL TEST

AND AS LIFE GOES ON

ALL THE BLACK HEROES FAIL AND FALL IN PUBLIC DISGRACE BECAUSE BLACK MEN ARE ESSENTIALLY SHIT

NOT TALKING ABOUT THEIR COLOR

I’M TALKING ABOUT THEIR LUST AND GREED AND HATRED OF WHITE PEOPLE

AND BECAUSE OF WHITE PEOPLE THEY RAPE

THEY MURDER AND THEY PEDOPHILE

ALL THE BIG HEROES WHO ARE BLACK MEN IN SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT & OTHER PROMINENT BUSINESSES WHERE A LOT OF MONEY IS MADE

HAVE FALLEN FROM THEIR HIGH PERCHES

ENNIS CROSBY, THE 26 YEAR OLD ONLY SON OF BILL CROSBY DIED IN A ROBBERY THAT WENT NO WHERE AND THAT WAS

KARMA REELING HER HEAD ON HIS ASS AND HE WAS BROKEN AFTER THAT KID DIED

BUT I WONDER IF HE HAD LIVED, WOULD ENNIS HAVE HAD THAT SAME URGE TO RAPE?

MOST OF THE VICTIMS WERE OVER THE YEARS AND MOST OF THEM WHITE WOMEN OR MULTICULTURAL

AND YOUNG

DON’T FORGET THAT NIGGER COSBY LOVED THEM YOUNG

AND DRUGGED

NONE OF THESE WOMEN KNEW EACH OTHER BUT THEY ALL HAVE SIMILAR STORIES

You may think I’m enjoying this whole thing

Well you’d be right.

I am enjoying Cosby’s fall to hell

He had it coming for a very long time.

I have heard stories about Cosby since the 80s but

I’m just surprised that it took THIS LONG to OUT THIS NIGGER.

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THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTS HOW

THE GREAT BLACK HOPE – FALLS

Bill Cosby’s legacy, recast: Accusers speak in detail about sexual-assault allegations

November 22 at 9:07 PM    

They didn’t see a comedian. They saw the “king of the world.”

Long before there was a Dr. Cliff Huxtable, before rumpled sweaters and a collective anointing as America’s dad, Bill Cosby was magnified a hundredfold in the eyes of the young models and actresses he pulled into his orbit. For them, he embodied the hippest of the 1960s and ’70s Hollywood scene, a mega-star with the power to make somebodies out of nobodies.

He partied with Hugh Hefner and was a regular at the magazine mogul’s Playboy Mansion bacchanals. He co-owned a restaurant and hit the hottest clubs. He sizzled.

Those wild, largely forgotten days clash with the avuncular image that has been Cosby’s most enduring impression on American culture. And they have been jarringly cast in a wholly different light as a torrent of women have told — and in some cases retold — graphic, highly detailed stories of alleged abuse by Cosby.

Sixteen women have publicly stated that Cosby, now 77, sexually assaulted them, with 12 saying he drugged them first and another saying he tried to drug her. The Washington Post has interviewed five of those women, including a former Playboy Playmate who has never spoken publicly about her allegations. The women agreed to speak on the record and to have their identities revealed. The Post also has reviewed court records that shed light on the accusations of a former director of women’s basketball operations at Temple University who assembled 13 “Jane Doe” accusers in 2005 to testify on her behalf about their allegations against Cosby.

The accusations, some of which Cosby has denied and others he has declined to discuss, span the arc of the comedy legend’s career, from his pioneering years as the first black star of a network television drama in 1965 to the mid-2000s, when Cosby was firmly entrenched as an elder statesman of the entertainment industry, a scolding public conscience of the African American community and a philanthropist. They also span a monumental generational shift in perceptions — from the sexually unrestrained ’60s to an era when the idea of date rape is well understood.

The saga of the abuse allegations is set in locales that speak to Cosby’s wealth and fame: a Hollywood-studio bungalow, a chauffeured limousine, luxury hotels, a New York City brownstone. But it also stretches into unexpected places, such as an obscure Denver talent agency that referred two of Cosby’s future accusers to the star for mentoring.

The allegations are strung together by perceptible patterns that appear and reappear with remarkable consistency: mostly young, white women without family nearby; drugs offered as palliatives; resistance and pursuit; accusers worrying that no one would believe them; lifelong trauma. There is also a pattern of intense response by Cosby’s team of attorneys and publicists, who have used the media and the courts to attack the credibility of his accusers.

Martin Singer, an attorney for Cosby, issued a statement Friday defending his client and assailing the news media.

“The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity,” he said. “These brand new claims about alleged decades-old events are becoming increasingly ridiculous, and it is completely illogical that so many people would have said nothing, done nothing, and made no reports to law enforcement or asserted civil claims if they thought they had been assaulted over a span of so many years.

“Lawsuits are filed against people in the public eye every day. There has never been a shortage of lawyers willing to represent people with claims against rich, powerful men, so it makes no sense that not one of these new women who just came forward for the first time now ever asserted a legal claim back at the time they allege they had been sexually assaulted.

“This situation is an unprecedented example of the media’s breakneck rush to run stories without any corroboration or adherence to traditional journalistic standards. Over and over again, we have refuted these new unsubstantiated stories with documentary evidence, only to have a new uncorroborated story crop up out of the woodwork. When will it end? It is long past time for this media vilification of Mr. Cosby to stop.”

During an interview on Friday with Florida Today, Cosby said: “I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos. People should fact-check. People shouldn’t have to go through that and shouldn’t answer to innuendos.”

If his accusers are to be believed, the earliest allegations against Cosby remained hidden for decades, private artifacts of an era when women were less likely to publicly accuse men they knew of sexual misdeeds and society was less likely to believe them. But they have flared periodically throughout the past nine years, both because of changing attitudes and, particularly over the past month, because of social media’s ability to transform a story into a viral phenomenon almost impossible to suppress or control.

The allegations represent a stunning reshaping of Cosby’s legacy. Cosby built his fame on a family-friendly comedic persona. He has lectured black youths about proper behavior. He has been honored with a Presidential Medal of Freedom and been lauded for making the largest donation ever by an African American to a historically black college, Spelman College in Atlanta.

But since the avalanche of accusations this month, there has been mostly thundering silence from his longtime allies. An exception is Weldon Latham, a prominent Washington attorney and Cosby friend. He noted in an interview with The Post that his friend has never been charged with a crime and wondered whether “some of the women coming out now, seem to be making it up.”

“What you’re hearing is clearly not the entire truth, and how much of it is true, you have no idea,” Latham said.

“I’m pained,” said Virginia Ali, owner of Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street in Washington, which Cosby has frequented since he was 21. “He has been part of the family for many, many years. I’ve always found him a very kind, generous person. I like to say he shares his humanity.”

The influential producers of “The Cosby Show,” the ’80s sitcom that made Cosby famous as a family man, issued a brief statement. “These recent news reports are beyond our knowledge or comprehension,” Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner said Thursday.

Cosby was on the verge of what appeared to be a comeback this year, butprojects scheduled for NBC and Netflix have been postponed or canceled in the fallout. Several of Cosby’s upcoming comedy shows have been canceled, but when he took the stage Friday in Melbourne, Fla., he received a standing ovation from the sold-out crowd.

Joan Tarshis alleges that Bill Cosby drugged and raped her when she was a young comedy writer in 1969. (McKenna Ewen and Matt Moyer/The Washington Post)
The writer

Americans who sat in front of their television sets on Sept. 15, 1965, had never seen anything like Alexander Scott, the jet-setting international spy. Black stars had appeared on their screens before but never in a leading role, and this one happened to be a 28-year-old comic who just three years earlier had dropped out of Temple University.

The reaction to Cosby’s breakthrough as a co-star appearing on equal footing with a white actor, Robert Culp, reflected a nation still haltingly emerging from its segregationist past. Some Southern television stations banned the program because of Cosby’s prominent role, but much of the nation embraced it, making “I Spy” a hit.

“At Howard University, we used to go wild when we saw a soul brother with a gun allowed to shoot back,” Latham once said.

The Hollywood establishment went wild, too, awarding lead-actor Emmys to Cosby in all three seasons that the program aired.

Soon he would have his own program (“The Bill Cosby Show”) and all the trappings that went along with it, including his own Hollywood-studio bungalow. A teenage comedy writer named Joan Tarshis was more than thrilled to get an invite to that private hideaway in 1969.

Tarshis was only 19, but she had already written monologues for Godfrey Cambridge, one of a handful of nationally prominent black comedians in the mid- and late-1960s, she said in an interview with The Post. But getting to hang out with Cosby was almost like taking an express elevator to the penthouse without stopping at the upper floors.

Cosby was a familiar face on the party circuit, knocking around with Hefner, author Shel Silverstein and John Dante, the second-in-command at Playboy, according to “Mr. Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream,” by Steven Watts.

“Hef and his three buddies loved to fly up to [Playboy’s resort on Wisconsin’s Lake Geneva], catch a show, and throw a party for the Bunnies and performers,” Watts wrote.

Cosby was also hitting it big with comedy records, though in hindsight one of his riffs seems particularly insensitive. On his 1969 record, “It’s True! It’s True!,” Cosby joked about drugging women with Spanish Fly, a purported aphrodisiac. Cosby tells the story of a character who convinced him of its powers by recounting how he had slipped some into the drink of a woman named “Crazy Mary.” After that, Cosby said, he’d “go to a party, see five girls standing alone” and think, “Boy, if I had a whole jug of Spanish Fly I’d light that corner up over there.” The audience roars with laughter.

At a lunch at Cosby’s bungalow, Tarshis recalled, he urged her to mix a beer with her bloody mary.

“We call that a redeye,” she said he told her.

Cosby invited her to the set of his new show, and then went back to his bungalow to work on some jokes about earthquakes, since Los Angeles had recently been hit by tremors.

“I said, ‘Sure!’ ” recalled Tarshis, who first disclosed her accusations this month in a column for the Web site Hollywood Elsewhere. “I mean, I had written for Godfrey Cambridge and now I was going to write for Bill Cosby!”

In the bungalow, Tarshis said, Cosby made her another redeye. “I don’t know what was in that drink, but it knocked me out. The next thing I remember after having that drink was waking up on his couch,” she said. “I was really foggy. He was trying to take my underwear off.”

She tried to talk her way out of an unwanted sexual encounter, she said. She made up a story about having a genital infection.

“‘If you have sex with me, your wife will know,’ ” she recalled telling him. “He didn’t miss a beat. He knew exactly how to respond. He made me give him oral sex. It was pretty horrible.”

She told no one. Instead, she went home to Brooklyn.

A few weeks later, Cosby called her house and spoke to her mother, who had no idea what had allegedly happened on that couch in the bungalow, Tarshis said. Cosby told Tarshis’s mother that he wanted to take her daughter to the Westbury Music Fair on Long Island to hear him deliver a monologue to which Tarshis had made a small writing contribution.

“She was over the moon,” Tarshis said of her mother. “She was so excited.”

Looking back through the prism of four decades, Tarshis, now 66, wonders why she went. “I didn’t know how to handle it,” she said. “I thought, ‘Okay, I’m going to be in a theater. It’s going to be safe.’ I didn’t see any way out.”

A limousine picked her up at her mother’s and took her to Cosby’s New York hotel room at the Sherry-Netherland, Tarshis recalled. Tarshis — who has acknowledged having a drinking problem but says she has been sober since 1988 — remembered being “nervous and uncomfortable.” She had a drink with him to calm down because she was so uneasy about being in his presence after the first alleged assault, she said. By the time they got to the theater, she was feeling so unsteady that she had to leave, she said. She asked the limousine driver to take her back to the car. She lay down.

“The next thing I know, I’m in his hotel room, in his bed, naked,” Tarshis said.

She said she believed he had sexually assaulted her.

“My first thought was, ‘How do I get out of here?’ ” she said. “Also, ‘How do I get out of here safely?’ I didn’t want to aggravate him. I didn’t know what he’d do.”

John Milward, a freelance reporter and author, confirmed that Tarshis told him about her Cosby allegations in the early 1980s, though he never wrote about them. And, Tarshis said, she never contacted the police.

“Who was going to believe me?” she said. “If he was a regular joe, I might have done something.”

One of Cosby’s attorneys, John Schmitt, issued a statement this past week saying that repeating old allegations “does not make them true.”


Click on the image to read a compilation of significant personal and professional events, including the allegations of sexual assault that have recently become public.
The waitress

She wanted an adventure. With high school graduation behind her, Linda Traitz and a group of friends left Miami Beach in 1969 to see what it would be like to live in California.

She took a job as a waitress. It wasn’t about the job; it was about the place, a place filled with stars, a place that glittered.

Traitz worked at Cafe Figaro, a West Hollywood spot that was notable, in part, because of Cosby, who co-owned it and made it his hangout for business meetings.

“I was young and star-struck,” Traitz, now 63, recalled in an interview with The Post.

Traitz’s year of ad­ven­ture coincided with Cosby’s emergence as a solo phenomenon. He was no longer Culp’s co-star or merely a clever comic; he was showing he could do it all: conceive, write and act. NBC debuted an animated TV movie version of his brainchild, “Fat Albert.” His situation comedy, “The Bill Cosby Show,” launched, and he was about to win his fourth Emmy for a television special he headlined. He even did a Crest toothpaste ad. Everything he touched glistened.

In the midst of all that, Traitz said, Cosby chatted her up one day at his restaurant and offered a ride home. She could not have imagined saying anything but yes.

The minutiae of that day are carved into her mind. She even remembers what she was wearing: a long “hippie days” peasant skirt. She climbed into Cosby’s Rolls Royce and he suggested they drive out to the beach, Traitz recalled. Once they parked at the beach, he opened a briefcase, she said.

“It had assorted sections in it, with pills and tablets in it, different colors arranged and assorted into compartments,” she recalled. “He offered me pills and said it would help me to relax, and I kept refusing but he kept offering.”

Cosby “lunged” at her, she said, “grabbed my chest, grabbed me in the front all over.”

“I was crying and horrified,” she said. She broke free, she said, and tumbled out of the car. She ran down the beach with Cosby in pursuit, but she tripped on that long peasant skirt and fell onto the sand, she said.

Cosby agreed to take her home. Her skirt was torn. Walking back to the car, they passed a block filled with shops. Cosby bought her a new skirt, she said.

They rode in silence. “He froze me out,” she said. He never tried anything again, she said, but Traitz could not keep the incident to herself. She told her co-workers and her family what happened at the time. She decided not to go to the police.

“It was a different time,” her brother, Jim Traitz, told The Post. “We all also knew this was a really big guy with a big PR operation and lawyers, and that he could crush us — that he would crush us — and her.”

Life has not been easy for Linda Traitz, who has a history of drug addiction. In the past decade, she has amassed a criminal record with multiple convictions, mostly related to prescription drugs, according to Florida court records. She received a five-year prison term, serving from 2008 to 2012.

“I know there will be people who are going to say: ‘You have a drug problem. Why should we believe you?’ ” she said of her decision to go public now.

Just as the allegations against Cosby span generational shifts in attitudes about what constitutes out-of-bounds behavior, they also span historic shifts in how information is disseminated. At the time when Traitz alleges Cosby assaulted her, there was no such thing as social media.

But this month, two events compelled her to make a public statement. First, the comedian Hannibal Buress touched off a social-media frenzy by asking an audience at one of his shows to Google “Bill Cosby rapist.” Then, on Nov. 13, The Post published a first-person account by another accuser,Barbara Bowman. Traitz, furious about the attacks on Bowman and other Cosby accusers, posted her story on Facebook.

Singer, Cosby’s attorney, called Traitz “the latest example of people coming out of the woodwork with unsubstantiated or fabricated stories about my client.”

He added, “There was no briefcase of drugs and the story is absurd.”

Victoria Valentino alleges that Cosby drugged and raped her in 1970, shortly after the death of her young son.​ (Jorge Ribas and Ann Johansson/The Washington Post)
The Playmates

Victoria Valentino was living what appeared to be a version of the Hollywood dream. Playboy magazine picked her as Playmate of the Month for September 1963 when she was just 19. The next year, she helped open the original Playboy Club as a bunny on the Sunset Strip on New Year’s Eve.

But by the end of the decade, she had drifted away from those glitzy heights, she recalled in an interview with The Post. In September 1969, her 6-year-old son, Tony, had drowned in a swimming pool. She battled a deep depression, she recalled.

Francesca Emerson, a fellow Playboy bunny who befriended Valentino at the Playboy Club, sensed her despondency. Emerson, who is black, said she was one of the first “chocolate Bunnies” of the 1960s and had trained Valentino in her role as a “Bunny instructor.”

Emerson had a plan to lift Valentino’s spirits. “I want you to meet my friend, Bill Cosby,” she said.

Emerson and Cosby had hit it off at the Playboy Club. “He always gave me $100 tips, and he tried to get me to come down to the studio to read for his show, but I was always so nervous.”

After Emerson lost her job at the club in 1968, she said, a chauffeur arrived at her home and handed her an envelope. Inside was $1,000 and a note. “This is for you so you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do. Love, Cos,” Emerson said it read.

“That’s the Bill Cosby I knew,” Emerson said. “He was a perfect gentleman.”

She said she introduced her “stunning” friend Valentino to Cosby in January 1970 at Cafe Figaro. Weeks later, she said, she met Cosby there again. Valentino said she was with her friend and roommate at the time, an aspiring actress named Meg Foster. She said Cosby offered to pay for massages for the women at a local spa and then sent a limousine to pick them up for dinner.

Valentino said they had dinner at a restaurant called Sneaky Pete’s. They ordered steaks and wine, and toward the end of dinner, Valentino said, Cosby offered her and Foster red pills.

“He was trying to cheer me up, and he stuck a pill in my mouth,” she said. “He said, ‘This will make us all feel better.’ ”

She and Foster each took a pill, and Cosby did, too, she said.

“We were slurring words. I couldn’t function,” she recalled, adding that Cosby said he would take them home but instead drove them to an apartment in the hills above the Chateau Marmont hotel. Valentino said Cosby wanted to show them some memorabilia from “I Spy.”

Once inside, Valentino said, Foster passed out. The room was spinning, and Valentino said she remembered feeling as if she was going to throw up. She said she saw Cosby sitting in a love seat near Foster and she noticed that he had an erection.

“I reached out, grabbing him, trying to get his attention, trying to distract him,” Valentino said. “He came over to me and sat down on the love seat and opened his fly and grabbed my head and pushed my head down. And then he turned me over. It was like a waking nightmare.”

She protested but could not stop him, she said. Cosby slipped out alone, telling Valentino to call a cab if she wanted to go home, she said.

Valentino said she never called the police. “What kind of credibility did I have?” she said. “In those days, it was always the rape victim who wound up being victimized. You didn’t want to go to the police. That’s the last thing you wanted to do back then.”

She was too embarrassed to tell most of her friends, but she did tell Emerson — the woman who had introduced her to Cosby.

Emerson, who lives in Australia, confirmed Valentino’s recollection in an interview with The Post.

“I remember she said that he had drugged her and she came to and he was trying to rape Meg and she pulled him off,” Emerson said. “But I feel devastated that I didn’t do anything or say anything.”

Foster, an actress known for roles in TV shows such as “Cagney and Lacey” and movies including “The Osterman Weekend,” declined an interview request.

About 10 years ago, Valentino was contacted by another former Playboy Playmate, Charlotte Kemp, Miss December 1982, who said she was writing a book called “Centerfold Memories.”

In an interview, Kemp — whose real last name is Helmkamp — said she videotaped an interview with Valentino during which she talked about her alleged encounter with Cosby. Helmkamp said the account she gave matches the account Valentino provided to The Post.

Valentino, now 71, said she decided to come forward after seeing Bowman’s allegations in The Post.

“Every time I hear his name mentioned and see him getting an honorary doctorate and see him as this father figure, it makes me nauseated,” Valentino said. “It’s so humiliating. Forty-four years later it makes me feel shameful.”

When contacted by The Post about Valentino’s allegations, Cosby’s attorney responded by issuing the broad denial to the recent accusations.

The protege

He liked to watch her brush her hair, Tamara Green recalled. Cosby would sit and watch her pull the brush through her long, thick blond locks as she sang lyrics made famous by the sultry, smoky-voiced jazz great Julie London.

“You need to be taught. You need to be groomed,” Green remembered him telling her.

Green was in her early 20s when she met Cosby through a mutual friend, a Los Angeles doctor, she said. “He was king of the world,” Green said in an interview with The Post. “Full of himself. ‘I Spy.’ Man about town.”

When Green met Cosby — in 1969 or 1970, she said — she was doing some modeling and singing. Los Angeles felt like the host of one long, awesome party. Knowing Cosby made it even more awesome.

“We slept all day and were up all night,” Green said.

It was a “very hippie-dippy, very free-love” time, Green said. The big shots in her circle of celebrity friends kept “stables of girls,” Green said. “They had a total disrespect for the girls.” Green did not want to be Cosby’s girl.

Cosby poses with comedian Phyllis Diller at Hollywood’s Cocoanut Grove in the mid-1960s. (Murray Garrett/Getty Images)

Cosby won the first of three consecutive Emmys for his role in “I Spy” in 1966. He was the first black actor to win an Emmy for a leading role in a television series. (Associated Press)

Green went to work for Cosby in the early 1970s, she said. She was supposed to be raising money from investors for a new club Cosby intended to open.

She called Cosby one day to say she was feeling sick and was going to go home. He told her she would feel better if she ate something and invited her to join him at Cafe Figaro, she said. When she arrived, he gave her some red and gray pills, saying they were over-the-counter decongestants, she recalled.

Cosby drove Green to her apartment and she started to feel woozy, she said. “I remember him being all smarmy: ‘Let me help you take off all your clothes,’ ” she recalled.

“I couldn’t control my body. I couldn’t run,” Green recalled. “. . . He was naked. I was naked on my bed. His hands were all over me.”

Cosby penetrated her vagina with his fingers and fondled his penis in front of her, Green said. She screamed in protest, she said. “You’re going to have to kill me,” she remembers telling him. But he would not stop, she said, until she managed to upend a table lamp.

Cosby tossed down two $100 bills as he left, a gesture that Green took as a deep insult, she said. She did not think of herself as a girl who could be bought, but she felt helpless to do anything. She feared Cosby’s power. But there was another thing that she fretted about. Her young brother was dying from cystic fibrosis, and the day after the alleged incident, Cosby visited him at the children’s hospital where he was being treated, showing up with gifts and entertaining the other young patients, Green said. Her brother adored the star, and knowing Cosby gave him a certain cache in the hospital ward and garnered him extra attention from nurses in his final days, she said. She worried about jeopardizing all that.

Green, now 66, went on to become an attorney and got married. She is retired in Southern California, where she grapples with Parkinson’s disease and with the echoes of that long-ago alleged incident. She said she is forever checking the perimeter of her home. She still sleeps in her clothes.

Another Cosby attorney, Walter M. Phillips Jr., called Green’s allegations “absolutely false.”

“Mr. Cosby does not know the name Tamara Green or Tamara Lucier [her maiden name] and the incident she describes did not happen,” Phillips said in a statement issued this past week. He said it was “irresponsible” to publish an “uncorroborated story of an incident that is alleged to have happened thirty years ago.”

Cosby’s legal team has also questioned Green’s credibility because her law license was suspended in 2004. Green said that the suspension resulted from an overdraft related to her depositing a retainer check in the wrong account and that her license was reinstated.

Cosby’s team has also used legal-ethics issues to question the credibility of a more recent accuser who is now a lawyer — Louisa Moritz, an actress who appeared in the film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” On Thursday, Moritz told the Web site TMZ that Cosby forced her to have oral sex in a dressing room of “The Tonight Show” in 1971. Singer, Cosby’s attorney, questioned her credibility because she had been disciplined by the California State Bar last year in a dispute over a legal fee.

Cosby and his future wife, Camille, met on a blind date in 1963 in Washington. They were married the next year. He was 26, and she was 19. They are pictured here at Cocoanut Grove in 1967. (Max B. Miller/Fotos International via Getty Images)

Cosby and his wife early this month. Throughout his 1989 book, “Love and Marriage,” he paints his wife as ruler of the roost, and he has said he modeled the TV character of Clair Huxtable on Camille. Like the TV characters, the couple had five children. (Evan Vucci/AP)

His wife

In 1971, seven years after their wedding, Cosby’s wife, Camille, remained committed to making their marriage work despite the distractions of Hollywood. They had met on a blind date at a bowling alley in the spring of 1963. He was a 25-year-old comedian who was in Washington for a gig at the Shadows, a small club in Georgetown. She was a teenage University of Maryland student.

The parents of Camille Hanks worried she was too young. But the couple — whose early dates often ended at Ben’s Chili Bowl — began a long-distance relationship when Cosby returned to New York. The next year, Camille dropped out of college and her parents reluctantly gave their blessing to their 19-year-old daughter’s marriage.

The ceremony, performed by Father Carl Dianda, was held in a large multipurpose hall at a Catholic church in Olney, Md.

“They were well matched,” Dianda, who had three premarital meetings in the rectory with the young couple, said in an interview with The Post. “She was one of the most beautiful in that parish,” Dianda said, recalling that Cosby introduced himself to the priest by handing him one of his comedic records.

Their move to Los Angeles as Cosby’s career rocketed in the mid- and late-1960s required adjustments. “All of a sudden we were successful people,” Camille Cosby recalled in an interview with Stephanie Stokes Oliver of Essence. “All of a sudden we had money coming in, and it changed our lives.”

It’s unclear how much Camille knew about her husband’s activities during the Los Angeles years. Six of the sexual-abuse allegations against Cosby date to that period — Tarshis, Traitz, Green, Valentino and two other women: Carla Ferrigno, the future wife of “Incredible Hulk” star Lou Ferrigno, told KFI Radio that Cosby tried to assault her at his house in 1967. And Kristina Ruehli, now a 71-year-old grandmother of eight, told Philadelphia Magazine that she believes Cosby drugged her two years earlier and forced her to perform oral sex on him when she awoke.

By 1971, the couple decided they needed to make a change. Camille would move with their three children to Shelburne Falls, Mass., and Cosby would shuttle between Los Angeles, where he would continue working, and the new family home. Camille wanted to extract her family from the toxic Hollywood culture that she felt had facilitated her husband’s “selfish” behavior, according to a biography of Cosby by former Newsweek managing editor Mark Whitaker that was published this month.

The move gave Cosby an opportunity to live a kind of double life, Whitaker writes. In the East, Cosby was a family man studying for his PhD at the University of Massachusetts, raising money for Temple University scholarships and making a documentary about convicts seeking redemption. In the West, he could revel in “self-indulgence,” Whitaker writes. Later, Cosby would have a long run of comedy shows in Las Vegas, still far from his family. “After his second show was done, he could often be found playing blackjack or craps into the wee hours, betting thousands of dollars as well-liquored men and flirtatious women egged him on,” Whitaker wrote.

With his wife more than 3,000 miles away, Cosby began an affair with Shawn Berkes, a secretary he met at a Los Angeles nightclub. Berkes later confronted Cosby and said that she had given birth to his child.

The timing of that confrontation seems to coincide with a “turning point” at the 10-year mark in the Cosby marriage that was mentioned many years later by Camille Cosby in an interview. She told Oprah Winfrey that she and her husband had weathered some “selfish” behavior but opted to recommit to their relationship.

In a court case more than two decades after Cosby’s affair, he testified that he paid $100,000 to keep his extramarital relationship secret. Berkes’s daughter — Autumn Jackson, who was by then an adult — would serve a prison term for extortion. Camille Cosby made it clear in her Winfrey interview that she was aware of the affair long before the extortion attempt.

By the 1970s, Cosby’s career had slowed. His 1972 comedy-variety show lasted one season, and by 1974 he was turning to corporate advertising deals, including one that would define him almost as much as any television role he had played: serving as a television spokesman for Jell-O.

With his career in a lull, Cosby renewed his pledges to his family. When he turned 40 in 1977, he vowed to “cut back” his “playboy ways,” according to the Whitaker biography. He would focus on his family and children.

Throughout Cosby’s 1989 book, “Love and Marriage,” he paints his wife as ruler of the roost, and has said he modeled the TV character of Clair Huxtable on Camille, who was also a graceful mother of five. But unlike Clair, a successful lawyer, for many years Camille did not have a career outside the home.

Their family life, however, was not the stuff of television sitcoms. Erinn Cosby, the family’s second-oldest daughter, was estranged from her father in the late 1980s. Bill Cosby told the Los Angeles Times: “She can’t come here. She’s not a person you can trust.” The family blamed the separation on drugs, which Erinn later denied.

Barbara Bowman writes in Post Everything that she is certain Bill Cosby drugged and raped her when she was a teenage actor in the 1980s. (Erin O’Connor and McKenna Ewen/The Washington Post)
The agency

Jo Farrell pursued clients so relentlessly that she became known as the “Red-headed Barracuda.” She operated her JF Images talent agency far from Hollywood in Denver, but she wielded such clout that she could make or break careers.

Farrell plays one of the more unusual roles in the decades-long drama of Cosby and his accusers. She referred two women to Cosby who later alleged he sexually abused them: Barbara Bowman and Beth Ferrier.

Farrell is now 83 and suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s, according to her daughter, Kathleen, who said in a recent interview with The Post that her mother retired five years ago and knew nothing about the claims of sexual abuse until they appeared in People magazine in 2006. “It’s mind-boggling,” Jo Farrell told the magazine at the time. “I don’t set up interviews in bars. Here I am pulled in on this, and it makes me sad because my reputation has always been golden in this city.”

Farrell’s relationship to Cosby dates back decades. She first met him at the Turn of the Century nightclub, which was near her talent agency. Kathleen Farrell said Cosby worked with a number of the agency’s young female clients through the years, taking them on outings and asking them to auditions. She said she had heard allegations that other men — photographers and bookers — had abused actresses. But she said her mother never mentioned any complaints about Cosby. If she had heard complaints, she said, her mother would have severed her relationship with Cosby “to protect the girls.”

“Nobody ever addressed with her that there was an issue,” Kathleen Farrell said. “She’s a mother hen; she would have addressed it.”

Farrell discovered Bowman, then 13, at a 1980 beauty pageant.

“She pulled me over and said, ‘What’s your name?’ ” Bowman, now 47, recalled in an interview. “She said I looked like a movie star. That was quite a compliment for a scrawny little kid trying to make it. . . . I was feeling really glamorous.”

She said Cosby came to town in 1984 and Farrell took Bowman, now 17, to a comedy club for an audition. Bowman said she prepared a monologue and performed before one of the most famous comedians in the country in a small conference room tucked away inside the comedy club.

But she made an impression. Both Farrell and Cosby gushed that she was destined for big things in the business and advised that she move to New York, where she could hone her craft. Cosby also brought her to the New York set of “The Cosby Show.”

“That was the bait: the promise of an audition, being seen and adored by a big name,” Bowman said. “And he enjoyed knowing that people knew he was the one who was discovering hot new talent.

She said she was “terrified” of Cosby and Farrell. “They isolated me and made me totally dependent on them,” she said.

At the time, Cosby was in the process of becoming the biggest television star in the world. “The Cosby Show” had debuted the year before, introducing viewers to his career-defining role as Cliff Huxtable.

“At a time when the situation comedy was supposed to be moribund on television, ‘The Cosby Show’ has leapt to No. 1 in a single season,” New York Times critic John J. Connor wrote in May 1985. “At a time when blacks were once again being considered ratings liabilities by benighted television executives, the middle-class Huxtables have become the most popular family in the United States. And at a time when so many comedians are toppling into a kind of smutty permissiveness, Mr. Cosby is making the nation laugh by paring ordinary life to its extraordinary essentials. It is indeed a truly nice development.”

Bowman said she saw an entirely different persona from the one Cosby played on television. Once, while at his brownstone in New York City, she said she blacked out after one glass of wine and awoke to find herself wearing nothing but her underpants and a man’s T-shirt.

In another alleged incident in Atlantic City, she said Cosby pinned her down on a hotel bed while she screamed for help and he struggled to pull down his pants.

“I furiously tried to wrestle from his grasp until he eventually gave up,” she said in an interview with The Post.

Cosby called her “a baby,” Bowman said, then he told her to go home to Denver.

At first, Bowman said she was in denial that the alleged assaults had taken place. She then convinced herself that she did what she needed to do to make it in the entertainment business. She said she also became financially dependent on Cosby and her agent.

“They were subsidizing me in New York until I started booking jobs,” she said.

When asked why she did not come forward sooner, Bowman said she did not think anyone would believe her.

Cosby’s attorneys had previously called her claims “absolutely untrue.”

In the years after the alleged assault of Bowman, Cosby rose to heights that were almost unimaginable. In 1987, “The Cosby Show” went into syndication, and within five years it had pulled in $1 billion in syndication fees, with hundreds of millions reportedly going to Cosby.

By 1992, Camille had earned a doctorate in education. She would go on to produce an award-winning play and co-found a project to preserve African American history. Still, her professional interests melded with husband’s. Much of Camille’s work stems from research for her dissertation, which focused on the impact negative images of black people on television have on the self-perception of young blacks.

The rest of the decade would produce some of the most painful moments for Cosby and his family. In 1997, he endured the revelation of his long-secret affair with Berkes, whose name was then Shawn Upshaw. But his world was shaken by the murder of his 28-year-old son, Ennis Cosby, during an attempted robbery on a Los Angeles freeway in January 1997.

Camille Cosby paired those two signal moments in a poignant and sometimes biting editorial published by USA Today in 1997.

Less than a month after her son’s death, she wrote, “Ennis William Cosby did not have a mother. I was a nonentity, an un-person. Yet, when my husband made his more than famous confession to the public about a brief 1970s liaison, my name was printed everywhere. Suddenly, I became well known; not as an intelligent person, but for reasons obviously undesirable.”

Of her marriage, she wrote: “Bill and I were very young when we married; he was 26, I was 19. We had to mature, we had to learn the definition of unselfish love, and we did. When we committed to each other wholeheartedly years ago, our marriage became healthy and solid. Also, we blossomed as individuals. Our marriage encompasses mutual love, respect, trust and communication. Sound relationships must have positive reciprocity; they can’t be one-sided and strong.”

The lawsuit

Andrea Constand was stressed. She held down a big job at Temple University as operations director of the women’s basketball team. But she wanted career advice, according to court documents in a 2005 civil suit that Constand filed against Cosby. She decided to confide in a man who had not only become her close friend but was also Temple royalty.

Cosby had attended Temple before dropping out in the early 1960s to pursue his comedy career, but he had remained in close contact with his hometown university, serving on the board of trustees since the early 1980s.

Constand became friends with Cosby a year after her arrival on the Philadelphia campus in 2001. They sometimes dined alone together, according to court records.

In January 2004, court records state, Cosby invited Andrea Constand to his home (photographed this past week) in Cheltenham, Pa., outside Philadelphia. Constand alleged that Cosby offered her three blue pills and, when they took effect, sexually assaulted her. (Jim Graham/For The Washington Post)

Temple University says Cosby remains a trustee of the Philadelphia institution despite renewed scrutiny of sexual-assault allegations against him. Cosby had attended Temple before dropping out in the early 1960s but has remained in close contact with his hometown university. (Matt Rourke/AP)

In January 2004, the records state, Cosby invited her to his home in suburban Philadelphia. Constand alleges that Cosby offered her three blue pills. He said they were an herbal medication and would relax her, according to her court filing; she hesitated but finally took his advice.

Within a short period of time, her “knees began to shake, her limbs felt immobile, she felt dizzy and weak, and she began to feel only barely conscious,” Constand’s attorneys wrote.

Constand accused Cosby of leading her to a sofa, then touching “her breasts and vaginal area.” She said he “rubbed his penis against her hand, and digitally penetrated her,” the court records state.

All the while, she “remained in a semi-conscious state,” her attorneys wrote.

Constand said she lost consciousness afterward until 4 a.m., when she awoke “feeling raw in and around her vaginal area,” the court records state. Also, “her clothes and undergarments were in disarray,” according to the records.

When she awoke, there was Cosby, she said. He was in his bathrobe, the court records state. She said she left.

According to court records, Cosby said he and Constand spent time together, but his attorneys denied the claims that he drugged and assaulted her. He said he had merely given her 11/2 tablets of Benadryl, an over-the-counter antihistamine.

In Cosby’s account of his evening with Constand during the court case, he denied appearing in only his bathrobe and he said he gave her a “homemade blueberry muffin and a cup of hot tea,” according to court records.

Constand, now 41, went on to leave her job at Temple, moving back to her native Canada. One year later, in January 2005, she filed a complaint against Cosby with a police department in Ontario.

That complaint was followed by a criminal inquiry in Montgomery County, Pa. Law enforcement officials interviewed Constand and Cosby.

“I thought, in my gut, that she was telling the truth,” Bruce L. Castor Jr., the Montgomery County district attorney at the time, said in a recent interview with The Post. “I was absolutely certain that she believed that Cosby had taken advantage of her, but there were not enough details.”

Castor lacked physical evidence, and he thought any possible case would be hampered by the long delay in filing a complaint. In February 2005, he announced that he would not be prosecuting Cosby.

After the 2005 criminal case was resolved, Cosby resumed a tough-love tour he had put on hold when news of Constand’s allegations broke. The national tour consisted of free speeches where large audiences gathered to hear Cosby speak about the failures of black parents and black youths. He had been ridiculing African American politicians, accusing them of too often blaming “systematic racism” for his community’s problems.

But the next month, Cosby’s own actions were again scrutinized. And this time, it would not be just one woman pointing a finger at him. Constand’s civil lawsuit, filed in March 2005, would eventually include 13 Jane Does who agreed to testify against Cosby. The women came from points across the country: Ventura, Calif.; Monument, Colo.; Spring Hill, Fla.

Green, the onetime model who had said Cosby had drugged her in the early 1970s, had offered to testify without maintaining anonymity. All told, Green said she has spoken with 20 accusers; all of them, she said, asserted that they had been drugged by the comedian.

Constand’s attorneys were spotting patterns, too. In their court filings, they asserted that a common theme among the Jane Does was that “they were victimized after being conned by the Cosby image.”

In court documents, Cosby’s attorneys said their client “vigorously denies” her allegations that he “drugged her and sexually assaulted her” and “adamantly denies engaging in sexual misconduct.”

In November 2006, Constand and Cosby reached an undisclosed settlement. Constand and her attorney declined to be interviewed for this article.

Constand’s settlement largely made the Cosby story go away. There would be isolated reports, but the image of Cosby as an accused sex offender seemed destined to be relegated to a historical footnote until the jokes by Buress — a popular but hardly A-list 31-year-old comedian — went viral this month.

Since then, the names of nine more accusers have surfaced, including the model Janice Dickinson, who told “Entertainment Tonight” that Cosby drugged and raped her in Lake Tahoe in 1982. To back up her accusation, she produced Polaroids of Cosby in a checkered robe.

Cosby’s attorneys rushed to keep pace with the allegations, repeatedly saying they had no merit. “Janice Dickinson’s story accusing Bill Cosby of rape is a complete lie,” Singer said in a statement.

Three of the women who spoke to The Post — Traitz, Tarshis and Valentino — also made their first widely distributed public statements about the allegations this month.

At the two university campuses most associated with Cosby, there was a pinched terseness from administrators. Temple would say only that Cosby remained on its board. Two weeks after Buress’s comedy routine reignited the sex-allegations controversy, a Temple student, Grace Holleran, published an editorial in the school newspaper calling on university officials to stop supporting Cosby. The university “seems to be banking on Cosby’s star power, remembering him for his colorful sweaters and Pudding Pops as it fails to acknowledge his muddy backstory,” Holleran wrote.

At Spelman College — where Cosby made history in 1988 with a $20 million donation, the largest by an African American to a historically black college — the president’s office would not say whether the endowed professorship named for Cosby and his wife would continue.

The educator who holds that endowed chair at Spelman predicted in an interview that the sexual-assault allegations ultimately would not define Cosby.

“I’m not worried about being the Cosby chair,” said Aku Kadogo, Spelman’s Cosby Endowed Professor in the Arts. “It’s not a worry to me. It’s a difficult time for him. But it ain’t the end of the world. If Hillary can run for president — she went through all that rigmarole. People forget easily.”

But, in the universe of Bill Cosby, it has become clear that not everyone forgets.

Amy Argetsinger, Alice Crites, Simone Sebastian, Peggy McGlone, Krissah Thompson, Magda Jean-Louis and Adam Kushner in Washington, Karen Heller in Philadelphia and Geoff Edgers in Melbourne, Fla., contributed to this report.

MORE BILL C

THE BEST EVER INFO – MICHELLE MALKIN, TWITCHY, IS ILLEGAL BUT REPUBLICAN AGAINST ILLEGALS?

THIS IS SUCH A JOKE

MICHELLE MALKIN, THE BLOGGER WHO WRITES TRASHY COLUMN

TWITCHY.COM

IS THE PRODUCT OF TWO Filipino PARENTS WHO CAME TO AMERICA ON AN EMPLOYER SPONSORED VISAS AND STAYED HERE.

AND SHE IS A STAUNCH HYPOCRITE OF A REPUBLICAN – ROMAN CATHOLIC – MARRIED TO A RICH JEW WHO STAYS AT HOME WITH THEIR KIDS WHILE SHE IS POLITICALLY ACTIVE WRITING AGAINST THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND LIBERALS IN THE NAME OF FOX SNOOZE AND OTHER CRAP REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLDS.

YET SHE IS ILLEGAL.

BUT LEGAL SINCE SHE MARRIED A LEGAL AMERICA CITIZEN.

I LOVE THE HYPOCRISY AND IF YOU THINK I’M A LUNATIC WRITING ABOUT THESE ILLEGALS – TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT MALKIN IS SPEWING – LOL – SHE’S SUCH A WEASEL AND SHE IS RICH AND UGLY TO BOOT.  I CANNOT IMAGINE WAKING TO EITHER HER OR HER HUSBAND’S FACES IN THE MORNING. SMH

FOR THOSE OF YOU AMERICAN MEN WHO ARE CONTEMPLATING MARRYING AN ASIAN WOMAN (OFF THE BOATER) OR A FILIPINO – JUST REMEMBER – THEY APPEAR SWEET AND OBEDIENT WHEN YOU FIRST MEET THEM BUT JUST LIKE THE RICH GUYS – MURDOCK AND SIMMONS FOUND OUT – THEIR ASIAN SWEETIES WERE BITCHES ON WHEELS.

MALKIN’S HUSBAND IS SO EMASCULATED THAT HE QUIT HIS LUCRATIVE JOB TO BECOME A HOUSE HUSBAND. I COULD ALMOST HEAR THAT DEAL GOING DOWN.

MICHELLE: I’LL MARRY YOU JESSIE ON ONE CONDITION. YOU SUPPORT ME WITH YOUR MONEY AND QUIT YOUR JOB WHEN
WHEN MY BLOG TAKES OFF. I WILL JUST TAP YOUR FRIENDS FOR CONNECTIONS AND OFF I GO.

JESSIE: YES DEAR.

AND OFF CAME HIS BALLS!

IT’S LIKE HIS ENTIRE 3 PIECE SUIT JUST DROPPED INTO THE TOILET LIKE THAT PUNK SINGER IN TV SHOW

THE STRAIN.

BLOP – MICHELLE MALKIN IS ILLEGAL – SO I GUESS OBAMA JUST GAVE HER AND HER ILLEGAL FAMILY AMNESTY?

AND HERE IS THE FUNNY THING ABOUT THESE ILLEGALS WHO ARE LATINOS

THEY WILL NEVER BECOME DEMOCRATS – THEY WILL BECOME REPUBLICANS LIKE THEIR OWNERS – BUSINESSES WHO HIRE THEM BECAUSE

LATINOS AREN’T AS STUPID AS THEY LOOK – THEY WORK FOR RICH PEOPLE AND WANT WHAT THEY HAVE AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO GET RICH LIKE THEM AND BOSS ALL THE WHITE PEOPLE AROUND.

IF WE ALLOW THIS AMNESTY TO BECOME PERMANENT – WHICH IT IS NOT – WE ARE CUTTING OFF OUR FACES.

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http://twitchy.com/about/

Michelle Malkin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Not to be confused with Michele Merkin.
Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin 2008 2.jpgjessie malkin – HE LOOKS ANCIENT

At the 2008 RightOnline Summit
in Dallas, Texas (2008)
Born Michelle Maglalang
October 20, 1970 (age 44)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Residence Colorado Springs, Colorado
Ethnicity Filipino
Citizenship American
Alma mater Oberlin College - (B.A., 1992)
Occupation Author, syndicated columnist,television personality, andblogger
Religion Roman Catholic[1]
Spouse(s) Jesse D. Malkin (1993–present)
Children 2
Website
Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin (née Maglalang; born October 20, 1970) is an American conservative blogger, political commentator, and author.[2][3] Her weekly syndicated column appears in a number of newspapers and websites.[2] She is a Fox News Channelcontributor and has been a guest on MSNBC, C-SPAN, and national radio programs. Malkin has written four books published byRegnery Publishing.

Early life

Malkin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Philippine citizens Rafaela (née Perez) – a homemaker and teacher – and Apolo DeCastro Maglalang, who was then a physician-in-training.[1] Several months prior to Malkin’s birth, her parents had immigrated to the United States on an employer-sponsored visa.[4] After her father finished his medical training, the family moved[5] to Absecon, New Jersey. Malkin has a younger brother.[6] She has described her parents as Reagan Republicans who were “not incredibly politically active.”[1]

Malkin, a Roman Catholic,[1][7] attended Holy Spirit Roman Catholic High School, where she edited the school newspaper and aspired to become a concert pianist.[1] Following her graduation in 1988, she enrolled at Oberlin College.[1] Malkin originally planned to pursue a bachelor’s degree in music, but changed her major to English.[1] During her college years, she worked as a press inserter, tax preparation aide, and network news librarian.[8] Her first article for the paper heavily criticized Oberlin’s affirmative action program and received a “hugely negative response” from other students on campus.[1] She graduated in 1992[9] and later described heralma mater as “radically left-wing.”[1][10]

Career

Malkin began her journalism career at the Los Angeles Daily News, working as a columnist from 1992 to 1994. In 1995, she worked in Washington, D.C., as a journalism fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute,[11] a free-market, anti-government regulation, libertarian think tank.[12] In 1996, she moved to Seattle, Washington, where she wrote columns for The Seattle Times. Malkin became a nationally-syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate in 1999.[13][14]

For many years, Malkin was a frequent commentator for Fox News Channel and a regular guest host of The O’Reilly Factor. In 2007, she announced that she would not return to The O’Reilly Factor, claiming that Fox News had mishandled a dispute over derogatory statements made about her by Geraldo Rivera in a Boston Globe interview.[15] Since 2007, she has concentrated on her writing, blogging and public speaking, although she still appears on television occasionally, especially with Sean Hannity on Fox News and Fox & Friends once a week.

Malkin founded the websites Hot Air, an internet broadcast network, and Twitchy.com, a Twitter content curation site.[16]

Books

Malkin has written four books, all published by Regnery Publishing.

  • Malkin’s third book, Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild, was released in October 2005.[25]
  • Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies, Malkin’s fourth book, was released in July 2009[26] and was a The New York Times Non-Fiction, Hardcover Best Seller for six weeks.[27][28][29] Malkin said she hoped the book would “shatter completely the myths of hope and change in the new politics in Washington,” described the Obama administration as run by “influence peddlers, power brokers and very wealthy people,” and called it “one of the most corrupt administrations in recent memory.”[30] She later discussed chapter two of the book, “Bitter Half: First Crony Michelle Obama,” on NBC’s Today show. She described Michelle Obama as “steeped in the politics of the Daley machine,” and as having based her professional career on nepotism and “old white boy” network connections.[31]

Blogging

MichelleMalkin.com

In June 2004 Malkin successfully launched a political blog, MichelleMalkin.com.[32] A 2007 memo from the National Republican Senatorial Committee described Malkin as one of the five “best-read national conservative bloggers”,[33] and Technorati ranks MichelleMalkin.com consistently in its “Top 100 blogs of all types”.[34] In 2011, the people search company PeekYou claimed that Malkin had the largest digital footprint of any political blogger.[35]

After she criticized hip hop artist Akon for “degrading women” in a Vent episode, Akon’s record label, Universal Music Group, forced YouTube to remove the video by issuing aDMCA takedown notice,[36] but decided to retract this notice[37] after the Electronic Frontier Foundation joined Malkin and Hot Air in contesting the removal as a misuse of copyright law.[38]

In an interview with BusinessWeek magazine in July 2007, Malkin said, “We’re doing what few other blogs can do. We serve up terabytes of bandwidth… I’m shelling out for gold-plated servers. That’s expensive, and we want to be able to withstand huge traffic surges.”[39]

She continued to contribute frequently to MichelleMalkin.com, and in June 2007, she revamped it, moving it to a larger server on WordPress.[40] With the new redesign, she re-enabled comments on her blog, which she said she had disallowed after February 2005 due to a high level of obscene and racist comments.[41] Malkin states her policy thus: “I may allow as much or as little opportunity for registration as I choose, in my absolute discretion, and I may close particular comment threads.”[42]

Jamil Hussein

Malkin was among the first of several bloggers who questioned the credibility and even the existence of Iraqi police Captain “Jamil Hussein” who had been used as a source by the Associated Press in over 60 stories about the Iraq war. The controversy started in November 2006 when the AP reported that six Iraqis had been burned alive as they left a mosque and that four mosques had been destroyed, citing Hussein as one of its sources. In January 2007, Malkin visited Baghdad, and stated, “the Iraqi Ministry of Interior says disputed Associated Press source Jamil Hussein does exist. At least one story he told the AP just doesn’t check out: The Sunni mosques that as Hussein claimed and AP reported as ‘destroyed,’ ‘torched’ and ‘burned and blown up’ are all still standing. So the credibility of every AP story relying on Jamil Hussein remains dubious.”[43] Malkin has since issued a correction for her denial of Hussein’s existence.[44] Malkin contests the extent of damage to the mosques as reported by the AP. Malkin visited Iraq and stated, “several mosques did, in fact, come under attack by Mahdi Army forces.” She further speculated that a corroborating witness to the Hussein account who had, according to the AP, recanted due to Iraqi government pressure, instead recanted because his story wasn’t true. Malkin said the summary reports she obtained from US and Iraqi army officials didn’t corroborate the claim about people being burned alive while Iraqi soldiers failed to intervene.[43]

Students Against War controversy

In April 2006, Students Against War (SAW), a campus group at University of California, Santa Cruz, staged a protest against the presence of military recruiters on campus, and sent out a press release containing contact details (names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses) of three student leaders for use by reporters. Malkin included these contact details in a blog column entitled “Seditious Santa Cruz vs. America”.[45] Malkin claimed the contact information was originally taken from SAW’s own website, but that later SAW had removed it and had “wiped” the “cached version”.[46] The students asked Malkin to remove the contact details from her blog, but Malkin reposted them several times[47]writing in her blog: “I am leaving it up. If you are contacting them, I do not condone death threats or foul language. As for SAW, my message is this: You are responsible for your individual actions. Other individuals are responsible for theirs. Grow up and take responsibility.”[45]

SAW remarked: “Due to the continued irresponsible actions of some bloggers, members of the group have received numerous death threats and anti-Semitic comments through phone calls and emails.”[48] A blog war ensued. Malkin claimed that she received hostile e-mails[49] then her private home address, phone number, photos of her neighborhood and maps to her house were published on several websites. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported receiving an email from Malkin saying that this forced her to remove one of her children from school and move her family.[50]

Another controversy involving private addresses began on July 1, 2006, when Malkin and other bloggers commented on a New York Times Travel section article that had featured the town where Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld owned summer homes. The article included a picture of Rumsfeld’s long tree-lined driveway that showed a birdhouse and small portion of the housefront.[51] Malkin declared that this story was part of “a concerted, organized effort to dig up and publicize the private home information of prominent conservatives in the media and blogosphere to intimidate them.” The photos of Rumsfeld’s house were taken with Rumsfeld’s permission.[52]

Hot Air

Main article: Hot Air (news site)

On April 24, 2006, Hot Air, a “conservative Internet broadcast network,” went into operation, with Malkin as founder/CEO.[53] She intended the blog to provide “content and analysis you can’t get anywhere else on a daily basis–both on the blog and in our original video features”.[54] Her staffers included ‘Allahpundit‘ and Bryan Preston, though the latter was replaced by Ed Morrissey on February 25, 2008.[55] In February 2010, Hotair.com was bought by Salem Communications and is no longer administered by Malkin.[56]

Viewpoints

Citizenship

Malkin believes that the custom of granting automatic citizenship at birth to U.S.–born children of foreign tourists, temporary foreign workers, and illegal aliens undermines the integrity of citizenship and national security. She argues that the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, “originally intended to ensure the citizenship rights of newly freed slaves and their families after the Civil War, has evolved into a magnet for alien lawbreakers and a shield for terrorist infiltrators and enemy combatants”.[57]

Immigration enforcement

Malkin also opposes sanctuary cities, in which local authorities do not enforce all national immigration laws or coordinate with agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Following the August 2007 execution-style murder of three college students in Newark, New Jersey, she repeated her criticisms of politicians’ posture toward sanctuary cities. In particular, she criticized former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s proposal for a tamper-proof identification card with this comment:

“What Rudy-come-lately fails to comprehend is that there are already multiple alien tracking databases mandated by federal law that have yet to be fully implemented, integrated and used. The reason they don’t work is because open-borders interests have sabotaged them by restricting funding for them, objecting to them on civil liberties grounds, and pushing local and state governments to forbid public employees from checking them to verify citizenship status. Ring a bell, Rudy?”[58]

She supports coordination with federal authorities through the use of Section 287(g) of the IIRIRA to investigate, detain, and arrest aliens on civil and criminal grounds.[59][60]Malkin supports the detention and deportation of some immigrants, regardless of legal status, on national security grounds.[19]

Unemployment benefits

During an appearance as a news analyst on the roundtable segment of ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos on August 2, 2009, she explained why she opposed another 13-week extension of unemployment benefits: “If you put enough government cheese in front of people they are going to just keep eating it and kicking the can down the road… people will just delay getting a job until the three weeks before the benefits run out.”[61]

Women’s issues

In a February 2012 column, Malkin called the “War on Women” a false narrative, arguing rather that “It’s the progressive left in this country that has viciously and systematically slimed female conservatives for their beliefs.”[62]

Personal life

At Oberlin, she began dating Jesse Malkin[63] who was granted a Rhodes Scholarship to begin study at Oxford University in 1991.[64] They married in 1993, and have two children. Jesse Malkin worked as an associate policy analyst and economist focusing on healthcare issues for the RAND Corporation.[65] In 2004, Malkin reported on her website that her husband had left a “lucrative health-care consulting job” to be a stay-at-home dad.[63][66]

In 2006, Malkin gave a lecture at her alma mater, Oberlin College, discussing racism, among other topics.[67] She denied allegations that she had been insensitive to the “plight of minorities,” listing several racial epithets that had been used against her, and by relating a lesson she learned from her mother for which she is “eternally grateful.”[67] When in kindergarten, Malkin went home in tears one day because her classmates had called her a racist name. But, her mother comforted Michelle by telling her that everyone has prejudices.[67]

Malkin and her family lived in North Bethesda, Maryland until 2008 when they relocated to Colorado Springs, Colorado.[68][

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NOT EVERY REPUBLICAN PUNDIT IS IN MALKIN’S CORNER:

DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL HATES MICHELLE MALKIN – HA!

I DON’T LIKE DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL EITHER – WHAT A JEW BITCH! – JUST READ THAT BLOG AND YOU’LL THROW UP.

WHY WOULD ILLEGALS WANT TO STAY HERE IN AMERICA IF THEY HAVE NO RIGHT?

THEY WOULDN’T

OBAMA IS LYING, ONCE AGAIN, TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC

I’VE HAD ENOUGH OF OLD NIGGER BOY

I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR ANOTHER  BLACK PERSON AGAIN – EVER

THEY CANNOT REPRESENT ME

NO MATTER HOW HARD THEY TRY

THEY CANNOT

AND THEY REFUSE TO ADMIT THEY ARE AT FAULT MOST OF THE TIME FOR CRIMES COMMITTED IN AMERICA

THAT IS WHY A LOT OF BLACK PEOPLE ARE IN PRISON

BECAUSE THEY ARE CRIMINALS AND THEY DO THE CRIME

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FROM “THE AMERICAN THINKER” A REPUBLICAN ON LINE MAGAZINE BUT THEY ARE TELLING THE TRUTH

Obama’s deceitful claim illegals will ‘pay their fair share’

Last night’s presidential address on decreeing that millions of illegal aliens can stay here in violation of the law contained a deep deceit, buried in words that were, on the surface, true. President Obama’s rhetoric left the impression that at last, illegal immigrants would “pay their fair share.” From the official transcript:

We expect that those who cut the line will not be unfairly rewarded. So we’re going to offer the following deal: If you’ve been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or legal residents; if you register, pass a criminal background check, and you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes — you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. That’s what this deal is. (snip) (emphasis added)

 …millions of people who live here without paying their taxes or playing by the rules while politicians use the issue to scare people and whip up votes at election time.

The problem with this rhetoric is that very few illegal immigrants make enough money to actually pay taxes. Instead, their “fair share” will amount to a substantial gift from American citizen and legal immigrant taxpayers who have played by the rules.

Avik Roy writes:

 …the vast majority of undocumented aliens don’t make enough in income to have a net income-tax liability. As I note in Forbes, a 2006 analysis by the Century Foundation, a progressive think tank, concludes that “we can be virtually certain that illegal immigrants earned less than $24,000 per year, on average, probably much less.” That amounts to around $29,000 in 2014 dollars, well below the threshold where an American has a net income-tax liability.

Not only will they not pay income taxes, many are likely to get a check from the IRS, thanks to the Orwellian-named Earned Income Tax Credit, which send a gift from taxpayers to low income families.

Neil Munro explains in the Daily Caller:

…once illegal immigrants are enrolled in the tax system, they’re would be entitled to EITC payments

The payments may be huge, and will rise each year.

According to the Internal Revenue Service, two parents with three or more children would receive up to $6,143 in 2014 if they earn less than $46,997.

A family with two kids, and an income of $20,000, would receive $14,590 in taxpayer funds this year alone. Parents who earn less than the threshold would get $3,305 if they have one child, and $5,460 if they have two children.

The EITC program is already poorly monitored and may be subject to large amounts of fraud, according to critics.

Another study says that 47 percent of legal and illegal immigrants and their children are classified as living in poverty or in near-poverty, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors reduced annual immigration.

In addition, the Social Security trust fund will lose billions. Roy explains:

…many illegals have fake Social Security numbers that their employers use to pay payroll taxes on their behalf. Century estimates that “about $6 billion in annual payroll taxes are allocated to non-existent Social Security accounts. . . .

Instead of subsidizing Social Security, these illegals will now be in a position to claim benefits, likely far in excess of what they will pay into the system.

Poor people cost taxpaying Americans a huge amount of money under our cockeyed system that punishes success and rewards poverty. Putting poor illegal immigrants (and not many of them are stockbrokers, lawyers and hedge fund managers) on the “tax rolls” amounts to putting them on the gravy train.

Last night’s presidential address on decreeing that millions of illegal aliens can stay here in violation of the law contained a deep deceit, buried in words that were, on the surface, true. President Obama’s rhetoric left the impression that at last, illegal immigrants would “pay their fair share.” From the official transcript:

We expect that those who cut the line will not be unfairly rewarded. So we’re going to offer the following deal: If you’ve been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or legal residents; if you register, pass a criminal background check, and you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes — you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. That’s what this deal is. (snip) (emphasis added)

…millions of people who live here without paying their taxes or playing by the rules while politicians use the issue to scare people and whip up votes at election time.

The problem with this rhetoric is that very few illegal immigrants make enough money to actually pay taxes. Instead, their “fair share” will amount to a substantial gift from American citizen and legal immigrant taxpayers who have played by the rules.

Avik Roy writes:

 …the vast majority of undocumented aliens don’t make enough in income to have a net income-tax liability. As I note in Forbes, a 2006 analysis by the Century Foundation, a progressive think tank, concludes that “we can be virtually certain that illegal immigrants earned less than $24,000 per year, on average, probably much less.” That amounts to around $29,000 in 2014 dollars, well below the threshold where an American has a net income-tax liability.

Not only will they not pay income taxes, many are likely to get a check from the IRS, thanks to the Orwellian-named Earned Income Tax Credit, which send a gift from taxpayers to low income families.

Neil Munro explains in the Daily Caller:

…once illegal immigrants are enrolled in the tax system, they’re would be entitled to EITC payments

The payments may be huge, and will rise each year.

According to the Internal Revenue Service, two parents with three or more children would receive up to $6,143 in 2014 if they earn less than $46,997.

A family with two kids, and an income of $20,000, would receive $14,590 in taxpayer funds this year alone. Parents who earn less than the threshold would get $3,305 if they have one child, and $5,460 if they have two children.

The EITC program is already poorly monitored and may be subject to large amounts of fraud, according to critics.

Another study says that 47 percent of legal and illegal immigrants and their children are classified as living in poverty or in near-poverty, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors reduced annual immigration.

In addition, the Social Security trust fund will lose billions. Roy explains:

…many illegals have fake Social Security numbers that their employers use to pay payroll taxes on their behalf. Century estimates that “about $6 billion in annual payroll taxes are allocated to non-existent Social Security accounts. . . .

Instead of subsidizing Social Security, these illegals will now be in a position to claim benefits, likely far in excess of what they will pay into the system.

Poor people cost taxpaying Americans a huge amount of money under our cockeyed system that punishes success and rewards poverty. Putting poor illegal immigrants (and not many of them are stockbrokers, lawyers and hedge fund managers) on the “tax rolls” amounts to putting them on the gravy train.

MARIA SANTANA IS A NEWSPERSON ON CNN ADVOCATING FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS

THIS IS HERE STORY ON CNN – 5 MYTHS ABOUT ILLEGAL ALIENS WHICH ARE 100 PERCENT LIES

IF YOU COME INTO AMERICA ON A QUOTA YOU WON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT GETTING PINCHED

YOU WON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT YOUR FAMILY GETTING SPLIT UP

YOU WON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT FINDING A GOOD DECENT PAYING JOB

YOU WON’T HAVE TO WORRY PERIOD

YOU WILL HAVE COME INTO AMERICA LEGALLY

BUT THERE ARE 12 MILLION ILLEGALS WITH ONLY 4.4 MILLION BEING PROTECTED BY OBAMA

WHY 4.4 I DON’T UNDERSTAND BUT

THE REST OF THE UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS ARE PISSED OFF AND THEY WANT TO BE COVERED BY AMNESTY

CONGRESS HAS THE ABILITY TO VETO OBAMA’S RECENT EXECUTIVE ORDER

AND SEND ALL OF THE ILLEGALS PACKING

ALL THEIR CHILDREN

EVERY SINGLE ONE.

I’M SICK OF THIS ARGUMENT

THEY ARE CRIMINALS AND OBAMA JUST LET THEM STAY OR AT LEAST 4.4 MILLION OF THEM WHO ARE

CALLED

DREAMERS

THEY ARE THE ONES HE PROMISED BUT OBAMA’S ADMINISTRATION IS BRACING FOR THE SPRING 2015

WHERE MORE ILLEGALS INTEND TO CROSS THE BORDER AND THEY ARE READING 2,500 MORE BEDS

SERIOUSLY

WE HAVE TO SEND THEM HOME

AND THE WAY TO DO THAT IS TO PENALIZE IN THE MILLIONS ALL THE EMPLOYERS AND COMPANIES WHO HIRE THEM

WITH THIS MONEY WE’LL DEPORT THEM ALL AND IT’S POSSIBLE

AND WE CAN CREATE JOBS BY DOING THIS

THE REPUBLICANS HAVE TO STOP SUING OBAMA AND START VETO-ING HIS EXECUTIVE ORDERS

SENDING THESE PEOPLE HOME

THEY ARE A DRAIN ON OUR ECONOMY

AND WE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PUTTING THEIR KIDS INTO FREE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

WE MUST START FORCING FAMILIES TO PAY FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

IN AMERICA, MOST AMERICANS DON’T CARE ABOUT INJUSTICES UNTIL THEY ARE DIRECTLY AFFECTED

I AND MY PARTNER HAVE NO CHILDREN OF OUR OWN, WE DIDN’T WANT ANY YET

WE PAY HIGH TAX MORE THAN THE 1% AND WE ARE STRUGGLING BUT NOW IT’S GOING TO BE WORSE

IT’S LIKE THESE ILLEGALS ARE NOW ABLE TO LEGALLY “SQUAT” IN MY FRONT YARD AND I CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT

IT’S NOT RIGHT

THEY DIDN’T VOTE FOR OBAMA LIKE WE DID

HE JUST SHIT ON US

AND THAT NIGGER IS GONNA PAY.

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5 immigration myths debunked

November 20, 2014: 7:12 PM ET

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)

President Obama is taking executive action to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.

His plan has been a tough sell to the American people, especially with the new Republican-controlled Congress. But many experts agree that some of the arguments against immigration are based on misguided information.

Here are 5 myths about undocumented immigrants, and why they’re wrong.

Myth # 1: They don’t pay taxes

Undocumented immigrants are already U.S. taxpayers.

Collectively, they paid an estimated $10.6 billion to state and local taxes in 2010, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), a research organization that works on tax policy issues. Contributions varied by state. In Montana they contributed $2 million. In California, more than $2.2 billion. On average they pay about 6.4% of their income in state and local taxes, ITEP said.

A 2007 Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on the impact of undocumented immigrants on the budgets of local and state governments cited IRS figures showing that 50% to 75% of the about 11 million unauthorized U.S. immigrants file and pay income taxes each year.

A 2013 CBO analysis of the failed bipartisan bill introduced by the so-called “gang of 8″ that would have created a path to legal status for many undocumented immigrants found that increasing legal immigration would increase government spending on refundable tax credits, Medicaid and health insurance subsidies, among other federal benefits. But it would also create even more tax revenue by way of income and payroll taxes. That could reduce deficits by $175 billion over the first 10 years and by at least $700 billion in the second decade.

ITEP estimates that allowing certain immigrants to stay in the country and work legally would boost state and local tax contributions by $2 billion a year.

Myth # 2: They don’t pay into Social Security

The truth is that undocumented immigrants contribute more in payroll taxes than they will ever consume in public benefits.

Take Social Security. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), unauthorized immigrants — who are not eligible to receive Social Security benefits — have paid an eye-popping $100 billion into the fund over the past decade.

“They are paying an estimated $15 billion a year into Social Security with no intention of ever collecting benefits,” Stephen Goss, chief actuary of the SSA told CNNMoney. “Without the estimated 3.1 million undocumented immigrants paying into the system, Social Security would have entered persistent shortfall of tax revenue to cover payouts starting in 2009,” he said.

As the baby boom generation ages and retires, immigrant workers are key to shoring up Social Security and counteracting the effects of the decline in U.S.-born workers paying into the system, Goss said.

Without immigrants, the Social Security Board of Trustees projects that the system will no longer be able to pay the full promised benefits by 2037.

Myth #3: They drain the system

Undocumented immigrants do not qualify for welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, and most other public benefits. Most of these programs require proof of legal immigration status and under the 1996 welfare law, even legal immigrants cannot receive these benefits until they have been in the United States for more than five years.

Non-citizen immigrant adults and children are about 25% less likely to be signed up for Medicaid than their poor native-born equivalents and are also 37% less likely to receive food stamps, according to a 2013 study by the Cato Institute.

Citizen children of illegal immigrants — often derogatorily referred to as “anchor babies” — do qualify for social benefits. Also, undocumented immigrants are eligible for schooling and emergency medical care. Currently, the average unlawful immigrant household costs taxpayers $14,387 per household, according to a recent report by The Heritage Foundation. But in its 2013 “Immigration Myths and Facts” report, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says most economists see providing these benefits as an investment for the future, when these children become workers and taxpayers.

A CBO report on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 concluded that a path to legalization for immigrants would increase federal revenues by $48 billion. Such a plan would see $23 billion in increased costs from the use of public services, but ultimately, it would produce a surplus of $25 billion for government coffers, CBO said.

Myth # 4: They take American jobs

The American economy needs immigrant workers.

The belief that immigrants take jobs that can otherwise be filled by hard-working Americans has been disputed by an overwhelming number of economic research studies and data.

Removing the approximately 8 million unauthorized workers in the United States would not automatically create 8 million job openings for unemployed Americans, said Daniel Griswold, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Trade Policy Studies, in his 2011 testimony before the House Judiciary Sub-committee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement.

The reason, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is two-fold. For one, removing millions of undocumented workers from the economy would also remove millions of entrepreneurs, consumers and taxpayers. The economy would actually lose jobs. Second, native-born workers and immigrant workers tend to possess different skills that often complement one another.

According to Griswold, immigrants, regardless of status, fill the growing gap between expanding low-skilled jobs and the shrinking pool of native-born Americans who are willing to take such jobs. By facilitating the growth of such sectors as retail, agriculture, landscaping, restaurants, and hotels, low-skilled immigrants have enabled those sectors to expand, attract investment, and create middle-class jobs in management, design and engineering, bookkeeping, marketing and other areas that employ U.S. citizens.

America’s unions support the president’s executive action. “For far too long, our broken immigration system has allowed employers to drive down wages and working conditions in our country,” the AFL-CIO says on its website. “The brunt of the impact has been born by immigrant workers, who face the highest rates of wage theft, sexual harassment, and death and injury on the job.”

Myth # 5: It’s just a matter of following the law

Many Americans want immigrants to enter the country legally.

But under current immigration laws, there are very few options for legal immigration, the costs are increasingly prohibitive and the wait for any kind of status can be long and frustrating.

According to the State Department, that imaginary “immigration line” is already 4.4 million people long and depending on the type of visa sought and the country of origin, the wait can be years to decades long. In some countries, such as the Philippines and Mexico people have been waiting over 20 years for approval of a family-sponsored visa.

Immigrants can legally get to the U.S by being sponsored by an employer or a family member, they can enter the country as refugees, or they could receive one of the selectively distributed professional or diversity visas. The Diversity Visa Program makes 55,000 green cards available to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S.

According to the State Department, the fees to obtain permanent U.S. visas can range from $200 to over $700, excluding legal fees. Plus, there are visa quotas which limits immigration from any given country.

In many poor, violence-ridden countries, or in cases where parents are separated from their children, immigrants say the wait is unbearable, leaving many to resort to illegal border crossing.

That journey can be expensive and deadly.

Smugglers charge anywhere from $3000 to upwards of $70,000 depending on country of origin, mode of transport and distance travelled according to the Mexican Migration Project, a multidisciplinary research effort between investigators in Mexico and the U.S.

Many don’t make it. According to federal records, more than 6,000 immigrants have died crossing the southern border since 1998

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Gilasevi

Gilasevi6 hours ago

How about you DEBUNK this:

Mexican illegals will take jobs away, they do it by of course, undermining wages, they don’t care, “les vale madre” as THEY say.  Then Mexicans illegal immigrants have the GALL to demand for $15 an hour wages in fast food chains and other minimum wage areas. 

DEBUNK ME the QUALITY OF LIFE that’s degraded in areas were illegals settle in? This could also be a Quality of Life issue. Living in Los Angeles, I’m seeing it change for the worst in many areas. Sure there are new skycrapers and stadiums coming, but around all that, is a regressive sort of overcrowding that’s happening.

Gilasevi

Gilasevi6 hours ago

DEBUNK me how this MAJORITY ILLEGAL immigrant, Mexicans, have children lined up consecutively so as to qualify for WIC, Welfare checks for EACH CHILD?

DEBUNK me how not only do they instantly have children, multiple, we’re talking 4 to 10 children and just how they qualify most of those children as AUTISTIC for US handicap aid checks for each child? When those children they claim are not actually autistic and have no handicaps? DEBUNK that for me? How do illegal Mexicans do that?

DEBUNK me on how Mexicans, once they enter a workplace like a fast food chain or super market, etc. hook up THEIR OWN and DISCRIMINATE other NON-Mexican Latinos  such as Central Americans, etc.? They harass other NON-Mexican latinos with an ethnic hatred that’s embedded in their culture and history? Debunk.


Gilasevi

Gilasevi6 hours ago

DEBUNK me how they literally swarm, hoard neighborhoods they settle in, and also do the same in housing, resources. For example, in South Los Angeles, Mexicans are pushing out African Americans, all UNDER YOUR NOSES, behind your backs, in a sort of racial cleansing. Their Mexican street gangs do it with violence and intimidation, the working class Mexican immigrants turn the cheek and say nothing. It’s been documented in Azusa California, look it up, and it’s going on in South LA. Wait til this reaches other parts of the USA.

And its not just Blacks that are under-minded and displaced but other NON-Mexican latinos as well. If you only knew the attitudes and human rights violations that Mexicans have and do to Central American illegal immigrants IN Mexico. This is documented in the ’83 movie “El Norte” and still exists today, that’s why I call it cultural.

laodegan

laodegan8 hours ago

This op-ed piece is full of unsubstantiated claims. Maria Santana hasn’t even accurately depicted the concerns of those who would like to  get *illegal* immigration under control.

1. This is not the assertion. The assertion is that they often can avoid paying taxes – taking “under the table jobs”, or claiming dependents they don’t have while using fake social security numbers.

2. Who claims they don’t pay social security? If they get a job, even using fake identification, this is an automatic deduction through the company’s payroll. But illegal immigrants who engage in illegal under the table jobs certainly do not pay social security. Who  cares if they can’t benefit from it? They are not here legally.

3. Illegals absolutely do drain the system. After avoiding their fair share of taxes and sending significant amounts of money to their home countries (taking money out of our economy), they use public services, attend public schools, and certainly put a burden on our healthcare system.

4. Of course they take American jobs. What jobs can they possibly take in the US if not jobs that  would otherwise go to an American or perhaps a *legal* immigrant? Oh sure, there are plenty that take no jobs at all and instead resort to criminal activity (above and beyond the crime of being here illegally). But that’s another story.

5. It absolutely is just  a matter of following the law. Something even our president is violating at the moment.

FG54

FG549 hours ago

# 5 is especially outrageous and shows how du mb this author really is…Who said the American citizenship should be an instant and cheap gratification?! Here is an example that even the author of this tripe could (hopefully) understand: let say I want the latest model Ferrari, but I don’t have the money now and won’t have for a long time, but who cares, I want it, period! Does that mean that being extremely frustrated with ‘prohibitive cost’ I can just go and steal it? How far will I drive it before being caught and jailed? The reasoning of this author (and many others for that matter) is just scary – ‘I want it and I want it now!’, it is rather fitting for a spoiled immature brat.

MrFortuitous

MrFortuitous11 hours ago

And is that really the message that we want to teach new citizens in our country. . .that, if they cheat and break the law, they can get ahead? Is that really the kind of partner you want in business, the kind of coworker you want to count on or compete with or even to build a life together with? I’ll take old fashioned honesty any day. . .

MrFortuitous

MrFortuitous11 hours ago

If it’s illegal to cross our borders and we are not going to enforce that, then change the law so all members of our world community have the same advantage in overrunning our borders. Is that what we want or are we going to continue to favor only Hispanics in law breaking? I know a PhD who has published many research papers and continues to legally await a decision on her case and continues to pay her fees and reapply with large fees every 6 months because Immigration and Naturalization is flooded with illegals they are trying to process. Is that fair? Is this the kind of country we want that shows bigotry, racism and favoritism towards one country?

verymild

verymild14 hours ago

Because of the president’s action:

  • The GDP will increase by $90 billion to $210 billion and the federal deficit will decrease by $25 billion, by 2024.
nelle41

nelle4114 hours ago

I once went 6 months without seeing any non-English speaking people pay for their groceries with any thing but ‘food stamps’ .  I suppose they use the same false papers that they work with to get public assistance.  At the time I read in the paper that fake Id’s were being sold in my grocery store’s parking lot for $80 -$120.  It occurred to me that it would be financially prudent to buy one of those Id’s instead of paying for my food but I’m basically law abiding and thought that the social service people probably did more checking on Minnesotans than they did on Mexicans. We also have many African immigrants.  They are here legally and mostly pay for their groceries with cash or credit.

verymild

verymild14 hours ago

@nelle41 English may be their second language.  And how do you know that they are not here legally?

nelle41

nelle4113 hours ago

@verymild @nelle41  Guess I can’t say for sure that they were illegal but I only counted the ones who couldn’t speak English. I’m always reading that they can’t get in legally so thought it was a fare assumption.  In Europe I could generally tell which were American just buy looking.  Most people can.  In America I think that I’m able to tell US Hispanics from foreign by their clothing, body language and ability to speak  English.   Check myself by saying hi while waiting in line -American Hispanics are friendly, will chat rather than glare.  Was always right.

EricHogue

EricHogue14 hours ago

@nelle41 Well, heck, I guess it’s story time. Are you seriously saying that your local newspaper ran an article about fake ID’s and you thought that going to the spot where they said they were being sold was a good idea?

That’s a compelling argument for education reform.

Chrispas

Chrispas14 hours ago

Almost all Americans (except the native ones) are descendents of (illegal?) immigrants since the 1600s. And the US became a great country (and won 2 WWs) because of the immigration for over 2 centuries. Now, that the descendents of immigrants from all over the world have established themselves as Americans, they don’t want any more immigrants to enter the US. It’s always the same story…

Bookworm51485

Bookworm5148514 hours ago

@Chrispas Immigrants, sure, illegal no.  And why do people try to group together legal and illegal immigrants. I doubt anyone in this argument saying that they’re anti-ILLEGAL immigrants are against immigration at all. So no, it’s not the same story at all. Though your side of the argument sure likes to try to twist things so they look that way.

laruemann

laruemann14 hours ago

 Why do all you mexicans think your so special? That you have the right to sneak over the border, get a free education, free health care, free benefits when you don’t add anything to this country? You bring in your gangs, multiple children that you don’t take care of real well, you deal drugs, you clog up our jails and emergency rooms and yet you don’t even have the decency to want to learn our language and be American! You’d rather wallow in your own barrios! Go back and make your country a better place! And first of all….stop having so many children! If you brought it down to 1 or 2 you might be able to live and work in mexico!

Do you really want to be an American? go back to your country and apply the right way! The legal way…the way your doing it is clogging up the system! My wife has family members in the Philippines who have been trying to come over for years at great expense and frustration! But; the system is clogged because you people are taking unfair advantage of your location to us!
You’ll notice …that Emperor obuma suffered a stunning loss! Both houses of congress are now Republican! In 2016 the president will be republican too! And the know the people don’t want you parasites here and will fortify the border and send you miscreants back!

Bob Puharic

Bob Puharic14 hours ago

@laruemann They don’t gett anything of the sort but the US right lies about a problem that’s been an issue for 40 years but they just discovered last week.

And if Obama suffered a loss, how’s Pres romney doing?

Craig16

Craig1613 hours ago

@laruemann You don’t seem to have read the article. You sound like the kind of person who thinks all black people are criminals and everybody from the middle east is a terrorist. Ignorance is the worst enemy of the American people!

uatsup

uatsup14 hours ago

Most people posting on this subject are narrow minded ,
All they have in their mind is DEPORT DEPORT DEPORT .
They do not see the half glass full but the half empty glass.
I personally know lots of U.S. born people and they will NOT

work for the minimum wage much less for under the minimum wage.
They rather get federal benefits like unemployment or live under their parents roof
than work. An illegal alien will work from sun up to sundown working sometimes three jobs

to make ends meat . i know some illegals are moving up the ladder but they have earn it
by working hard and not by seating in a couch watching Football or playing video games,
It is so easy to say lets deport, they are criminals , they broke the law,they drain our system and the blames and excuses keeps going and going,
The reality is all this mess is because of stupid racist people in charge of immigration laws
Who decided for certain countries long time ago to close the opportunity for people to enter the country legally ,By dragging application for legal residency for years and sometimes for decades, instead they decided to bring people who were our enemies and give them legal status,
i will not name people’s race for respect to others but most older generation knows what kind of people i am talking about.and one of the other excuses they use is to control the population of this country.
It is time to put an end to this old immigration game which by the way politicians are using it to gain voters and promotes hate at the same time.

Immigration  MUST START by cutting the waiting period time from years to months to reject or approve a permanent residence application.regardless of what country the person is applying from.
Then once U.S. has a good immigration policy implemented
then we will Not need that many border patrols just standing around doing NOTHING
at the border crossing or checkpoints Which by the way (Checkpoints)
are illegal under our constitution.
And then we will save BILLIONS OF DOLLARS of wasted Taxpayers money
the can be put to a better use.

nelle41

nelle4114 hours ago

@uatsup  While I would prefer that everyone work rather than live on assistance I believe that US citizens have a right to be supported by the US.  Mexicans should get aide from Mexico.  If that doesn’t suit perhaps they could go home and make some changes.

Bob Puharic

Bob Puharic14 hours ago

@nelle41 @uatsup When Mexicans get assistance here, let me know

caryges

caryges12 hours ago

@Bob Puharic  I’m letting you know right now that quite a few Mexicans are getting assistance here already,  You really should do some research about things before making comments.  Look at every public school here in America and you can figure out who is here illegally, but schools cannot legally report this information.  Most government welfare office personal can spot fake paperwork but that does not prevent the individual from gaining assistance.

tmiletus

tmiletus14 hours ago

Good job Mr. President.  It’s time to call out border enforcement as the fake grandstanding that it is.

bhoins2

bhoins214 hours ago

@tmiletus Because if we can’t enforce our borders we are no longer considered a Country by International law.

tmiletus

tmiletus14 hours ago

The supply of illegal immigrants is endless.  All deportation does is change the faces every so often.  If you want to stop the flow, you must shut down the jobs that pull them here.

Bookworm51485

Bookworm5148514 hours ago

@tmiletus Deporting them, in addition to shutting down their reasons for coming are both necessary.

tmiletus

tmiletus14 hours ago

@Bookworm51485 @tmiletus No.  No need to deport.  Shut down those jobs, and they will leave on their own.

Bookworm51485

Bookworm5148514 hours ago

@tmiletus @Bookworm51485 Maybe, maybe not.

tmiletus

tmiletus14 hours ago

@Bookworm51485 @tmiletus Try it.  You’ll see.

nelle41

nelle4115 hours ago

In 2000 there was enough a labor shortage in MPLS/ST P.  that fast  food workers were getting 12.50 an hour.  Spanish speaking people came flooding in.  Wages went down to 8.00.  Rents went up.  You could go months with out seeing any English speaking people working in them.  Also no longer any teenagers.  I don’t know how there not being any entry level first jobs for them affected their lives.  I don’t know where economists get their numbers but they don’t reflect the reality I witnessed.

jerryabr

jerryabr14 hours ago

@nelle41

I saw that too. However, the US teens were doing Internet and other things for more money and choosing to not work fast food.

Bookworm51485

Bookworm5148514 hours ago

@nelle41 You should make a trip to Miami. Things are REALLY special here. It’s almost impossible for English-speaking people to find jobs without knowing somebody because almost every job insists that people must be bilingual English/Spanish.

verymild

verymild14 hours ago

@nelle41 are you blaming the Great Recession on Spanish speaking people?

nelle41

nelle4113 hours ago

@verymild @nelle41  Absolutely not! Only the increased poverty of fast food workers in MN.  Started 8-9 years before the Great Recession.   Wall Street probably has very few non English speaking people in management.

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is below

No one is watching you Negroes

People are streaming and watching what the want and not paying attention to the demands of what media tells you to watch

Most of these talk show blacks had fairly descent lives before they got on TV – Michael Strahan for instance and now he’s divorced

because the rigors of talk show life were too much for this stray cat and don’t tell me he doesn’t cheat because his wife sure thinks so.

COMIC STEVE HARVEY HAS NOT MADE THIS LIST HOWEVER HE IS SUCCESSFUL.

G

H

J

R

S

S cont.

W

The queen is also not on this list because no one regarded her as a talk show host. Interesting.

THESE NETWORKS HAVE TO STOP SHOVING THESE PEOPLE DOWN OUR THROATS.

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The Queen Latifah Show Cancelled; Host Thanks Fans on Facebook

Queen Latifah Show Cancelled

Queen Latifah‘s reign over daytime television has come to an abrupt end.

The host of The Queen Latifah Show posted a message to her Facebook page Friday, confirming that her syndicated talk show — currently in its second season — will not be continuing. The note, addressed both to fans and to herself, reads as follows:

Queen Latifah

Actor/Director · 6,937,362 Likes

· 11 hrs ·

Dear Dana,

Just a little note to say Thank You…

Thank you for your strong work ethic and great effort in getting The Queen Latifah Show off the ground and running.

Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed “True Grit”!

Your Family, Partners, Staff and Crew showed up with you every step of the way. Be very proud of that! Not everyone can say the same.

You can also say you have been a blessing to and been blessed by amazing guests and incredible audiences for this show.

We truly changed people’s lives for the better.

So… STAY POSITIVE, STAY STRONG, and most importantly, STAY OPEN… There is so much more God has in store!

Lovingly, You!

P.S. This letter is for me, my staff, my crew, and everyone who was by my side for this incredible journey. The most important thing in life is that you wake up every single day and take chances. No matter what the outcome…believe in yourself and continue to fly.

 

DIRECTOR MIKE NICOLS HAS DIED & I BELIEVE HE WAS GAY

HE WAS MARRIED TO DIANE SAWYER (NEWPERSON) SINCE 1988 BUT I BELIEVE HE WAS AND IS GAY

HE DIED TODAY OF A SUDDEN HEART

HE WAS 83

HIS WIFE NEWSWOMAN, DIANE SAWYER, WAS YOUNGER

THIS IS HIS LIFE

I NEVER LIKED HIS WIFE

I’M SORRY BUT THIS RHYMES I KNOW

IT’S NOT ON PURPOSE

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HE WAS A RUSSIAN JEW IN REAL LIFE – MIKE NICOLS WAS JUST A COVER

JUST LIKE HIS MARRIED LIFE

AND CHILDREN

THE MAN WAS GAY

BELIEVE ME

MY GAYDAR IS GOOD

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Entertainment Icon Mike Nichols Has Died at Age 83
PHOTO: Mike Nichols is seen in this undated file photo.

Mike Nichols, the entertainment icon and husband of ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer, died suddenly Wednesday at the age of 83.

Nichols’ death was announced in a statement by ABC News President James Goldston.

“He was a true visionary, winning the highest honors in the arts for his work as a director, writer, producer and comic and was one of a tiny few to win the EGOT-an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony in his lifetime,” Goldston said in the statement.

“No one was more passionate about his craft than Mike.”

PHOTO: Diane Sawyer, Mike Nichols, Max Nichols and Jenny Nichols are seen in this undated file photo.

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PHOTO: Diane Sawyer, Mike Nichols, Max Nichols and Jenny Nichols are seen in this undated file photo.

Nichols was born in Germany in 1931, and came to the United States when he was 7 years old, when his family escaped Nazi Germany. He arrived in America speaking little English, but his enthusiasm for his new country never waned.

He graduated from the Walden School in New York City, and began pursuing theater while attending the University of Chicago in the early 1950s. While studying medicine, he found his true calling – comedy. He joined a comedy troupe in Chicago and teamed up with performer Elaine May. The duo gained national popularity together, cementing their partnership as America’s innovative comedy duo.

But Nichols forged his legacy as a director, helming hits on Broadway and the silver screen – from “Barefoot in the Park” and “The Odd Couple” to “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “The Graduate.” He earned the Oscar for best director for “The Graduate.”

PHOTO: Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols arrive at TV Land Presents: The AFI Life Achievement Awards Honoring Mike Nichols, in this June 10, 2010 file photo at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif.

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PHOTO: Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols arrive at “TV Land Presents: The AFI Life Achievement Awards Honoring Mike Nichols,” in this June 10, 2010 file photo at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif.

His unparalleled career, which stretched a half-century, included such successes as “Carnal Knowledge,” “Working Girl,” “The Birdcage” and “Closer.” He earned his eighth Tony two years ago for his revival of “Death of a Salesman.”

He had recently been working on a project for HBO to adapt “Master Class,” Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning play about opera legend Maria Callas. The project would have reunited him with frequent collaborator Meryl Streep.

Nichols is survived by his wife, children Daisy, Max and Jenny, and four grandchildren.

WELCOME TO THE FREAK SHOW: ANOTHER WOMAN COMES FORWARD THAT BILL COSBY RAPED HER IN 1976!!!

HAAHA OLD BILL IS IN THE SHITTER NOW!

HER NAME IS THERESE SERIGNESE AND OLD BILL DIPPED INTO HER VAGINA TOO IN 1976

AND PEOPLE WONDER WHY LISA BONET DOESN’T ATTEND COSBY REUNION SHOWS.

DON’T WONDER

SHE WAS PROBABLY RAPED TOO

BY DOCTOR H

I THINK CROSBY TOOK HIS ROLE TOO SERIOUSLY

BUT I NEVER THOUGHT HE WAS A METHOD ACTOR

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PLEASE EXCUSE THE BILL COSBY PICTURE I GOT FROM HUFFINGTON POST BECAUSE HE DOES LOOK CONSTIPATED.

AFTER ALL HE IS IN 70S I AM GUESSING THINGS DON’T WORK AS WELL AS THEY ONCE DID.

GOOD THING FOR ANY OF HIS PRESENT FEMALE VICTIMS

CHEERS!

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Her story is much like the other women and she was 19 in 1976 so that makes her very naive. I was never that naive but a guy that was a lot older than me when I was 17 tried to take advantage of me by feeling me up. I stopped him and then told my parents. They supported me and went to his wife.

HER MOTHER GAVE HER THE WORST ADVISE – WHAT A POS HER MOM IS!

He’s been divorced now for 30 plus years and his wife took her 3 boys up to Canada and left him high and dry. He joined EST and his name is JERRY MARCOEand he used to live in Puerto Rico after he left NYC. He is a musician.

But enough about me. Seems that Bill Cosby has blocked me on TWITTER – But he’s a serial rapist

and he blocks me

It DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS-

FIRST KANYE WEST & NOW COSBY – TWO NIGGERS WHO CAN’T STAND THE TRUTH.

HE MADE MY DAY!

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Emma Gray Headshot
Posted: 11/20/2014 11:45 am EST Updated: 2 hours ago
COSBY SERIGNESE

Amid a slew of allegations against Bill Cosby, another woman has come forward claiming that the comedian and actor sexually assaulted her. Therese Serignese, a 57-year-old registered nurse from Boca Raton, Florida, reached out to The Huffington Post to tell her story, 38 years after she says she was raped by Cosby.

Serignese’s accusations make her the seventh woman to publicly identify herself as a victim of Cosby’s. In 2005, Andrea Constand, the former director of operations for the Temple University women’s basketball team, filed a lawsuit against the actor, alleging that he had drugged and molested her a year prior. Shortly after, Tamara Green came forward on the “Today Show” claiming that she’d had a similar encounter with Cosby in the ’70s. Twelve other anonymous women agreed to be witnesses in Constand’s case, including Beth Ferrier who was identified that June, but the case was settled out of court in November 2005. In 2006, Barbara Bowman identified herself as one of those 12 women, telling her story to People Magazine. Serignese says she was another of those 12 anonymous witnesses — Jane Doe #10.

For many years, the court of public opinion remained solidly on Cosby’s side. An authorized biography of the comedian — which left out the sexual assault allegations — came out this September, Netflix had announced a Cosby special it was planning to air at the end of November, and NBC had a new show in the works with Cosby set to star. (The latter two have since been postponed or canceled.) Then in October, comedian Hannibal Burress decided to call out Cosby for being an alleged rapist during his comedy set. The clip went viral, and suddenly people were listening. On Nov. 16, days after Cosby declined to respond to the allegations during an interview with NPR’s Scott Simon, Hollywood Elsewhere published Joan Tarshis’ account of her experiences with Cosby. The former actress claimed that he had drugged and raped her in 1969. On Nov. 18, former supermodel Janice Dickinson came forward in an interview with “Entertainment Tonight,” alleging that Cosby had drugged and assaulted her in 1982. An eighth woman, Carla Ferrigno, also stepped forward with claims against Cosby on Nov. 19.

Serignese says she first encountered Cosby in 1976, when she was 19 and he was headlining a show at the Las Vegas Hilton (now the LVH). (In Mark Whitaker’s September 2014 biography of Cosby, Cosby: His Life and Times, he writes that the comedian “returned to the Hilton year after year” during the 1970s, sometimes up to four times a year.)

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Therese Serignese as a young woman.

During a chance encounter at the Hilton gift shop, where Serignese says she was looking at jewelry with her sister, she says that Cosby invited her to see his show. “Somebody came up to me and put their arm around my neck from the back and said: ‘Will you marry me?’” Serignese told HuffPost over the phone. “And I turned around to see who it was, and it was Bill Cosby.”

After the show she claims she was escorted back to the green room by one of Cosby’s people, where she waited around until everyone else had left. Once they were alone together, she says that Cosby held out two white pills and a glass of water, saying, “Here, take these.” She did.

“The next memory I have was I was in a bathroom and I was kind of bending forward and he was behind me having sex with me,” she said. “I was just there, thinking ‘I’m on drugs, I’m drugged.’ I felt drugged and I was being raped and it was kind of surreal. My frame of mind was that it would be over soon and I could just get out of there.”

Serignese says that her mother encouraged her to call Cosby after she confided in her about the assault, saying, “Well, maybe he’ll take care of you.” She claims that she did call him, and that Cosby put her up in her own room in the penthouse of the Hilton for about three weeks, until he kicked her out after she had a pregnancy scare. She claims that she continued to have intermittent contact with Cosby over the next 20 years, including at least one subsequent sexual encounter around 1985. She also accepted two payments from him in 1996 after she sustained serious injuries in a car accident, including a $5,000 check from his agent, but she never came forward publicly about the assault for fear that no one would believe her.

“I just tried to forget it. I tried to block it out,” she said over the phone. “It doesn’t go away but you can make it silent. You can bury it. But all of these times when this stuff comes up, it does make me angry.”

That anger finally boiled over into action when Serignese heard about Constand’s 2005 lawsuit against Cosby. After hearing about the suit, she says, she called the Philadelphia police department to tell her story, and became one of the anonymous Jane Does set to testify for the prosecution. (Thirteen women in total were set to be witnesses before the case was settled out of court.)

Bill Cosby’s camp did not respond to a request for comment.

Below is a letter Serignese says she received from Constand’s lawyers when she agreed to testify in 2005.
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We spoke with Serignese about her experiences with Cosby over the years, the impact that the incidents have had on her life and why she’s choosing to be identified now.

Therese, you reached out to us. I know that this obviously dredges up something that’s really horrible in your life. So, what is it that you want people to know?

Well, my incident happened in 1976. That’s a long time ago. I saw the other women coming out, and I just wanted people to know that this man is capable of what is being said about him. In my case, it happened. So, what do I want people to know? That he has caused a lot of harm to a lot of women. And I believe that he owes each and every woman a sincere apology. I wish he would quit lying and denying it, because what helps [victims] heal, is that validation that someone hears you, that someone believes you, that you matter. It mattered. What happened to you mattered.

And that’s why I’m reaching out, because over the course of 38 years, I have heard these stories about what a great guy he is. He certainly is funny. But he also predatorily abuses women.

When did you first meet Bill Cosby?

I was in Las Vegas in 1976. My mother had moved down there after my parents got divorced. I believe it was a summer vacation, because my little brothers and sisters were also down there. And I remember being at the Hilton Hotel where Bill Cosby was the headliner, and I was just shopping with my younger sister. I was 19 and my younger sister was 14. And we were just looking at jewelry at the Hilton and somebody came up to me and put their arm around my neck from the back and said: “Will you marry me?” And I turned around to see who it was, and it was Bill Cosby.

Well, this was pretty darn amazing. Because, I knew who he was. He was a star. And we ended up talking. I remember he asked me if I wanted to go see his show. And I was thrilled! It was expensive, and he was the headliner. I never dreamed I would get to go to that show. So, I got to see his show and I sat in the front row. I got escorted to the front row; I was treated like royalty.

But afterwards, one of his people escorted me to the green room. There were lots of people there and they were all jovial, talking to [Cosby]. I was just sitting on the couch. I was kind of shy at the time [and] I was very naive. I wasn’t used to being in this type of situation. One by one, the people left. And then finally I was the last one there. I didn’t think anything of it, but I didn’t know what to say. I was just there. And then that’s when he came up to me and held his hand out. He had two large white pills in his hand and a glass of water. And he said: “Here, take these.” Now, I went to Catholic school, I learned to be obedient, and this was an authority. This was like my father. This was like my teacher; like the president. This was an authority [figure]. So, I did it. I took the pills.

Can you walk me through exactly what happened after you took the pills?

The next memory I have was in a bathroom, and the bathroom mirror was there and maybe a cabinet was open or something. I was bending forward and he was behind me having sex with me. I was being raped. I felt drugged and I was being raped, and it was kind of surreal. It was sex. It was intercourse — it was all of that and it was beyond the scope of what I would’ve ever been comfortable with. I didn’t know this man! We didn’t even talk! I was drugged. I was intimidated. I was just there, thinking “I’m on drugs, I’m drugged.” I just knew in my head that it would be over soon. You have no voice; you just hope you get out of there. My frame of mind was that it would be over soon and I could just get out of there. And then my next memory is leaving the building. I don’t know how I got home. All I remember is feeling drugged, and not knowing how that even happened to me.

Did you come forward and file a police report at the time?

Oh no, no. I couldn’t even make sense of it in my own head. I was just angry at myself. How did I let that happen? You blame yourself. You now are a victim; you’re embarrassed. Nobody would have believed any of us if we stood there back then in the ’70s and said that [Bill Cosby had assaulted us]. There was nothing even called “date rape.” That wasn’t even a word. Even to this day, women are mocked [and] women are accused of lying. “Well, why did you go to his room?” Well, who ever dreams someone is going to drug you and then rape you?

Did you confide in anyone about the assault at the time?

I told bits and pieces to friends. But not that particular spot of the incident, no. Because that’s humiliating and shameful. [The only person I told in 1976 about what had happened] was my mother. Now, in 1976, women didn’t have any power. You didn’t say anything about that. This was a star, this was a headliner. You just didn’t do anything. So [when I told her about the assault], my mother said to me: “Well, maybe he’ll take care of you.” My mom encouraged me to call him.

Did you end up calling him?

I did. I ended up calling him, and after that incident I stayed at the Hilton for about three weeks. I remember being up at the penthouse. I had my own room up there. I tried to make it like it was OK. I stayed there in a room until one day when I thought I was pregnant. I told him that I may be pregnant and he quickly shipped me out of there. But I ended up knowing him for years after that.

A few years later — it might have been 1985 — after I went through a divorce, Bill Cosby had come to Michigan, where I was living. By that time we had — I dunno what kind of relationship it was, but it wasn’t something normal. I was vulnerable and I reached out to him because I wanted to go see his show. He had a limo pick me up and take me over there. I went to see his show, and then, I guess, he assumed that I was gonna sleep with him. And I remember thinking, “God, I just wanted to see his show!”

Did he give you drugs during this encounter?

I would say he made me take drugs. I really don’t think that I ever had consensual sex with him, ever. It was an intimidation thing; it was a vulnerability. I put myself in the wrong place many times and then I paid the consequences.

I remember he made me get my hair wet and stand in front of the mirror, and he wanted me to pretend I was an actress. It was just very bizarre to me, and I didn’t want to do it, but I never felt like I had personal power. I guess I always felt like a victim.

Did you speak with him again after that?

Well, [in Michigan] he had said to me: “I will give you $500 for every ‘A’ you get if you go back to college and get your education.” My life went on, and I did end up going back to nursing school and becoming a registered nurse. I got hurt in a car accident in November of 1993, after I had moved to Florida. I ended up being pretty darn disabled, where I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t use my arms — I was pretty badly injured. My sister remembered what he had said to me [back in Michigan after his show]. And she says: “Call Bill Cosby up. Make him make good on that.” And so my older sister called him up, and then she put me on the phone. And he was just yelling at me, asking why am I calling him after all these years? I said “Bill, you said this to me, and I’m calling you and saying what you said.”

The next day, I got a call from a secretary. He sent me a wire transfer, and he had William Morris company send me money, addressed to “Terese Picking.” My name at the time [of the initial assault] was Therese Picking and that’s what he knew me as. It wasn’t hush money. In my mind, this man made a lot of promises. And my sister asked him to make good on it when I was in a time of need.

Below is a photograph of a letter Serignese says she received in 1996 from Tom Illius at the William Morris Agency. Illius was Cosby’s agent. He passed away in 2011. William Morris Endeavor did not respond to a request for comment.

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Did you ever directly accuse him of assaulting you?

No, I never said anything. I couldn’t even face it. After that initial time I just tried to forget it. I tried to block it out. It doesn’t go away but you can make it silent. You can bury it. And then you go on. But when this stuff comes up, it does make me angry. This last woman [Andrea Constand] — well that we know about — was from 2004. My [assault] was in ’76! Do you see how many people he might have done this to?

How did you become involved with Andrea Constand’s 2005 lawsuit against Cosby?

Ten years ago, when I saw this Andrea Constand make a complaint, I was angry. I called the Philadelphia police department up and I told them my story. I called to — I dunno — validate her, and let her know that this man does this, and this is what happened to me. And evidently, there were 13 of us. I’m Jane Doe #10. And that [lawsuit is] when it really came out into the public.

COSBY LETTERThe letter Serignese says she received from Judith Rubino, the attorney who was representing her as a witness in Andrea Constand’s case.

I didn’t want to come forward with my name, because everybody insults you; it’s all negative. And my children were still young. Now my children are all grown and they’re all adults and every single one of them knows this story.

After all these years, why come forward with your identity now?

The reason I’m coming forward now is that I’m still angry about what he did, and I’m angry that he pretends he didn’t do these things. People know what they do. He’s gotta have some kind of a conscience and he has to feel some kind of guilt in his heart for what he did. And he owes every one of us a sincere apology. I don’t want to carry this after he dies without him apologizing. It’s hard to carry something like that through your whole life.

This is a man that everybody said, “What a great guy this is!” “This is Mr. Family Man!” — and I knew he wasn’t. I know he’s a rapist.

I wanted to make sure somebody heard me. I just wanted someone to hear me.

This interview has been edited and condensed. Alanna Vagianos and David Lohrcontributed reporting.

 

 

 

 

19 MORONS AND COUNTING – REALITY TV AT IT’S WORST – HATES HOMOSEXUALS?

THEY ARE CHRISTIANS

WHO HAVE 19 KIDS

SAME MOM

SAME DAD

19 KIDS

ALL CONSERVATIVE BATISTS

PEOPLE DOWN SOUTH LOVE THEM

BUT THEY ARE ANTI GAY

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WHAT DOES TLC STAND FOR – TENDER LOVING CARE

OR

WE HATE GAYS?

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Thousands Sign Petition To Cancel TLC’s ’19 Kids And Counting’ Over Stars’ Anti-LGBT Sentiments

Posted: 11/19/2014 12:51 pm EST Updated: 11/19/2014 4:59 pm EST
MICHELLE DUGGAR

Thousands are backing a petition calling for the cancellation of the TLC series “19 Kids and Counting” over the stars’ discriminatory sentiments against the LGBT community.

A petition on Change.org launched by Jim Wissick of San Jose, California, states that “19 Kids and Counting,” starring conservative Baptists Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their children, should be axed because of the LGBT fearmongering promoted by the family.

“The Duggars have been using their fame to promote discrimination, hate, and fear-mongering against gays and transgendered people,” Wissick wrote in a letter to TLC which was posted on the Change.org petition page. “You need to take a stand on the side of justice and cancel their show.”

His petition currently has more than 12,500 signatures with a goal of 100,000.

Wissick highlights Michelle Duggar’s involvement in a robocall against an anti-discrimination housing law affecting the transgender community in Arkansas. In the call, which was made to state residents in August, Michelle said transgender women should not be able to use the proper restroom and dubbed them “males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female.”

The Duggars’ Facebook page has also been embroiled in controversy. Last week, the couple posted a Facebook photo of themselves kissing and encouraged other married couples to share their own shots. John Becker, of LGBT blog The Bilerico Project, posted a photo of him kissing his husband, along with a message about marriage equality; he says his photo was later taken down and that he was banned from the Duggar’s page, E! News reports.

Homophobic ties extend to the Duggar children, too. Eldest son Josh Duggar is the executive director of the anti-gay Family Research Council’s legislative group, FRC Action, which is notorious for outrageous claims linking homosexuality with pedophilia and promoting the discredited theory of ex-gay therapy.

The Duggars became TLC network regulars when their show, at the time titled “17 Kids and Counting,” debuted in 2008. Season 9 of the series, now titled “19 Kids and Counting,” premiered in September and is currently airing.

A spokesperson for TLC was not immediately available for comment.

IN ALL FAIRNESS TO @ROSIE O’DONNELL I HAVE TO WRITE THIS

I wrote on my twitter feed that Rosie should put her money where her mouth is about the illegals children and I had forgotten that she tried to adopt an illegal kid (MIA) down in Florida but when the child services found out she was in a “gay relationship” they refused to let her keep the kid. So she had a couple she knew adopt the child.

That’s monstrous in my opinion because it’s like saying that gay people can’t love kids like straights can and it’s also saying that the religious aspect of child raising will not be adhered to in the upbringing of the child.

@Rosie was born Catholic – Irish Catholic and that’s pretty catholic however she not religious from what I can tell. So I forgot about her trying to adopt that kid and what happened afterwards but okay I forgot.

But then she said that most Americans are in favor of adopting these kids and would want them to stay and I disagree with that statement.

 

My tweet

on just couldn’t keep her trap shut about illegal kids. If she loves them so much let HER adopt them all. If NOT STFU

10:45 PM – 19 Nov 2014 · Details
  1. – happy to adopt some as r millions of americans

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      – i have

      Then I said something about WHOOPIE G not being available to clean her toilets in lieu of illegals

      and someone else wrote to me and this dip shit put me on some stupid list that I jumped out of when I blocked him.

      why r u being so hateful ???

      1. I’m not being hateful. Illegals r criminals. They don’t have rights. They have no place at the table.

    2. and if u r talking about my crack about Whoopie G that was comedy – I guess u don’t recognize it listening to ROD

Like this:

TRANNIE IS GIVEN A MAG SPREAD IN GLAMOUR MAG – BUT HE WILL NEVER HAVE A VAGINA

I GOT A VAGINA

BORN WITH IT

NOT A DICK

A VAGINA

AND I GOT IRON CLAD BALLS

AND I’M GAY

NICOLE MAINES IS NOTHING

USED TO BE A BOY

NOW HE’S JUST A TRANSVESTITE

THINKING HE IS A WOMAN

HIS PARENTS ARE AS NUTS AS HE IS

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I HAVE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR BULLSHIT AND TRANNIE’S SITTING SIDE BY SIDE WITH REAL WOMEN IS INSULTING

GLAMOUR MAGAZINE IS JUST ANOTHER RAG NOW – AND KEEP TRANNIE’S OUT OF BEAUTY PAGEANTS EVEN THOUGH I DON’T LIKE THE PAGEANTS – OLD FASHION SEXISM AND SILLY

BUT TO INSULT WOMEN WITH THESE EITHER WAY TRANNIE’S IS DEGRADING AND WRONG – IN MY OPINION.

I WISH THE GAY COMMUNITY WOULD STOP SHIELDING THEM AND KEEPING THEM IN OUR COMMUNITY. THEY BELONG IN A DOGHOUSE.

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GLAMOUR MAGAZINE HONORS TRAN BOY -

Nicole Maines, a teenager who made history earlier this year in a landmark transgender rights case, has been named one of Glamour magazine’s 50 inspiring women of the year. Nicole, who is 17, was chosen to represent the state of Maine in the series “Hometown Heroes: 50 Phenomenal Women of the Year Who Are Making a Difference.”

The teen has received national attention for her fight to allow transgender students the right to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with. When Nicole was in fifth grade, her public school told her she was not allowed to use the girls’ bathroom and had to use the staff bathroom instead. Nicole, who was assigned male at birth but has identified as female since she was as young as 2, filed a discrimination lawsuitwith her family and the Maine Human Rights Commission.

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This February, five years after the suit was originally filed, Maine’s Supreme Court ruled that Nicole’s rights had been violated under the state’s Human Rights Act, marking a major victory for transgender rights in the U.S. It was the first time a state court ruled it unlawful to deny transgender students access to the bathroom of the gender they identify with.

On Monday, Glamour posted its list of “50 Phenomenal Women of the Year,” which included Nicole in the Maine spot.

“It’s an honor to be recognized with this title,” Nicole wrote to The Huffington Post on Tuesday. “I’m so glad that all the work that my family and I are doing is yielding positive results and making actual change! I hope that this will lead other youth to speak up in their communities and advocate for themselves and what they believe in.”

Her parents, Wayne and Kelly, also released a statement.

“Nicole is honored to be recognized as one of the nation’s 50 Phenomenal Women in Glamour magazine. Representing the State of Maine in this way is a memory she will always treasure, and keeps her moving forward in her quest for equality,” the Maines’ statement reads. “She hopes that this recognition will convince other young women in Maine and across the nation to advocate for change. As her parents we are very proud of her strength, commitment and courage.”

Nicole told Glamour that she was proud her case could set a precedent for the rights of transgender students.

“They can look at what happened in Maine and see [...] our state leaders validated that everyone gets to be whom they need to be,” she said.

The teen said in her interview with Glamour that advocacy “will always be a part of my life.”

In addition to Maines, Glamour has recognized another transgender pioneer this year, naming actress and activist Laverne Cox a 2014 Woman of the Year, a title the magazine gives annually to a handful of influential women.

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