For women, it is hard to imagine a week more encouraging or more gut-wrenching — and yet I fear that we are in for more of the same as we await the final decision on whether Mr. Kavanaugh becomes the next justice of the United States Supreme Court and Mr. Cosby’s team pursues an appeal.
The Cosbys’ names have graced the community center run by St. Frances Academy in East Baltimore since 2012. But after the guilty verdict Thursday, St. Frances principal Curtis Turner said “we removed the name from the building immediately.”
Johns Hopkins University decided to rescind Bill Cosby’s honorary degree hours after a jury returned a “guilty” verdict on charges the comedian drugged and molested Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home 14 years ago.
With little discussion, the Maryland Senate on Friday approved legislation that would allow prosecutors to introduce evidence of past offenses when trying defendants accused of sexual assault. Similar legislation has already cleared a key hurdle in the House of Delegates.
There is an irony that must be noted in television leading the way in making pariahs out of some of its biggest sexual predators, while Washington and much of corporate America drags their heels. TV, after all, has been the principle media teacher of patriarchy since its arrival after World War II.
The speed with which disgrace can shred a distinguished career these days is dizzying. A few days ago, Kevin Spacey was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Today, his career in TV, film and, perhaps, even theater appears to be over.
Bill Cosby was charged Wednesday with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home 12 years ago — the first criminal charges brought against the comedian amid the torrent of allegations that destroyed his image as America's Dad.
I joined Howie Kurtz on "Media Buzz" Sunday to take a look at Team Cosby's new media strategy, which involves lawyers for the embattled comedian calling out CNN and others for what they say is bad journalism. Will it work?
Just as TV once helped create the image of Bill Cosby as the idealized father, Cliff Huxtable in the "The Cosby Show," so is it now helping in the undoing of that image with Netflix shelving a Cosby standup comedy special that had been scheduled for Nov. 28 and NBC cancelling a deal it had with the 77-year-old comedian to develop a sitcom.
Twenty years after becoming the first African-American to race in the Indianapolis 500, 10 years after driving competitively for the last time, Willy T. Ribbs will be back in the driver's seat this weekend as part of the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix.