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Bill Cosby to Teach Youth About Sexual Assault

Famed comedian to host series of "town hall" style meetings with youth

by #teamEBONY, June 22, 2017

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Bill Cosby (center) arriving for a court appearance in Pennsylvania

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In today’s what the hell headline news, Bill Cosby, the embattled actor and comedian who has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting more than 50 women over the span of his career, announced he will teach youth how to avoid sexual assault.

According to TIME, the former Cosby Show actor delivered the news through his spokesman, Andrew Wyatt. In an interview with a news station in Alabama, Wyatt said the 79-year-old actor plans to host a series of  “town hall” style meetings with youth.

One of the meetings will reportedly take place “sometime in July” in Birmingham.

Last week, Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial involving Andrea Constand, a former Temple State University employee, ended in a mistrial.

“We’re going to talk to young people because this is bigger than Bill Cosby,” Wyatt told Good Day Alabama. “This issue can affect any young person, especially young athletes of today, and they need to know what they’re facing when they’re hanging out and partying, when they’re doing certain things that they shouldn’t be doing.”

On Wednesday, Cosby took to Twitter to thank the media outlet for allowing Wyatt to come on the program:

Ebonee Benson is a spokeswoman for Camille Cosby. She said that it’s important that young people are informed.

“The laws are changing, the statute of limitations for victims of sexual assault are being extended, so this is why people need to be educated on a brush against the shoulder,” she said. “Because anything at this point can be considered sexual assault and it is a good thing to be educated about the laws.”

Cosby’s trial ended on Saturday with a hung jury. They deliberated for 52 hours over six days.

 

 
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