Cosby to female reporter: 'please, don't put me on me too'

Lawrence Kim
January 14, 2018

"Bill Cosby says he does not want to be on any sort of "#MeToo" list.

According to a report from the National Inquirer, when Cosby was eating dinner at a restaurant in Pennsylvania, Cosby said to a female journalist, "please don't put me on #MeToo". Cosby dined with a childhood friend and a few publicists.

During Bill Cosby's recent dinner outing in Philadelphia, the once widely esteemed pillar of Black entertainment, had a very specific request for one reporter. Cosby lives in MA, but is visiting his hometown.

When asked about his April retrial, he replied, "We're ready".

In 2006, Just two years after the alleged incident between Andrea Constand and Bill Cosby, Tarana Burke created the "Me Too" concept to highlight the significance of sexual abuse in our society. She said in court that Cosby gave her pills and then penetrated her with his fingers against her will while she was paralyzed and half-conscious.

Jurors deadlocked in June and the judge declared a mistrial. She said that they never had a romantic relationship, and that she had rebuffed his previous advances toward her. Cosby said the encounter was consensual.

One of those jokes, an Inquirer reporter said, was directed at her - and it was about the #MeToo movement.

That reputation was slowly torn to pieces as dozens of women came forward, beginning in 2014, and accused him of sexual misconduct. Cosby was only charged in Constand's case.

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