Bill Cosby, the comedian, is an admitted rapist. He has admitted to buying drugs for the purpose of rendering women incapable of resisting his sexual advances, obviating their right of refusal; he further admits sex with people under these circumstances. That's rape crime. ( Read more on the definition of rape. )
The RINJ Foundation will seek to undertake an action that would put Cosby in Jail. Cosby unequivocally admitted procuring powerful sedatives to give to young women with whom he wished to have sex, according to documents from a 2005 case that was eventually settled out of court.
Many rape survivors, Cosby victims, are pursuing civil remedies and we asked your opinion on what they are doing and what if anything would happen if we are successful in having Cosby charged criminally.
We feared that bringing a US Superior Court action to extend the limitation of indictable offences and a subsequent criminal prosecution would be seen as a money grab by the rape survivors. That's their business. We are asking people's opinions in dozens of forums. We would prefer to put distance between criminal prosecution and the existing civil law suits. We have no comment to make about the validity of any particular case but make available the public allegations of some thirty persons.
Mr. Cosby in the manner and timing of his alleged crimes has carefully and deliberately taken steps to avoid criminal prosecution from which we infer he had full knowledge of his actions' criminal nature and thereafter had full criminal intent. His actions we feel in many instances are criminal, in violation of existing statutes. Our grievance with the rape statutes in the United States is that most US States are far too lenient and their statutes reflect an attitude that verges on the mindset of misogynistic eras of the past. The will of the people and the intent of original legislators, no matter their view on gender equality, likely intended that crime not go unpunished and for that reason The RINJ Foundation expects a good result from its forthcoming actions currently under preparation.
We are not suing Cosby. It's a different and more complex procedure that we seek. We seek to overturn existing Indictment limitations on rape. It should be open ended like in other nations and like murder in the USA.
One day after the Kitchener 2015-07-01 Cosby show, The RINJ Foundation issued the following statement:
"Cosby chooses Canada to exploit media attention after ten USA venues say "no".
There does not appear to be any American conspiracy against Bill Cosby as his protagonists have suggested; his life reeks of allegations of misogyny & sexual predation.
As an actor, Bill Cosby portrayed a nice fictional character; in reality his perception is what some 30+ women have claimed.
Statistically 96%-98% of all sexual assault accusations prove to be true.
On the balance of probability, complaints against Cosby may be a gold standard for their overall truthful content.
Just as North American society dealt with errant Roman Catholic priests whose rape survivors surfaced decades after the crime with horrible problems, it must also deal with actors and other people with power and control over others who commit the same kind of sexually violent crimes.
Society must support survivors and condemn the original bad conduct and the perpetual exploitation of the publicity of that sexual misconduct.
Cosby and his kind must not be allowed to continue exploiting their victims.
To suggest that Cosby is not convicted of a crime is hollow; it ignores the fact that most (USA) rape cases are never prosecuted.
In Cosby's matter, The RINJ Foundation seeks to change that prevalence of immunity and to begin impugning those who exploit their stardom or other power they have over others, including the disgusting use of powerful rape drugs.
A USA jury should hear the Cosby rape survivors' allegations and Cosby should be made to face his accusers in a criminal court.
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