Bill Cosby’s Name and Statue Have Been Removed From the Television Academy Hall of Fame

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Bill Cosby was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1992 in a ceremony at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., but a week after he was found guilty of sexual assault by a jury in Norristown, Pa., his name and likeness have been removed from the Hall of Fame.

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, Cosby’s name has been removed from a list of honorees, and a statue made in his likeness will not be returned to the Hall of Fame Plaza after previously being removed during renovations.

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Cosby’s bio, however, remains on the website of the academy, also known as the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which gives out the Emmy Awards every year.

The Television Academy is the latest institution to distance itself from the comedian, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 40 women and was convicted last week of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a former director of operations for the women’s basketball team at Temple University, in 2004. Since his conviction, both his alma mater Temple University and Yale University have revoked honorary degrees they bestowed upon him. Reruns of The Cosby Show were also pulled from the Bounce television network.

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Jay Raskin

Who wrote the jury’s statement of April 30, 2018? Who wrote the jury’s statement of April 30, 2018? The statement directly contracted the narrative of juror Harrison Snyder. He signed the statement which directly contracted his own narrative of what convinced him of Cosby’s guilt, just one day previously.

The statement said it was the words of Andrea Constand that convinced them of Cosby’s guilt, also she was shown by the defense to have told at least 12 major lies regarding the case, for example, that originally said that she has “rare” contact with Cosby after the incident, but she called him over 75 times in the following year, including the day she went to the police.

Although he signed a statement saying that Andrea Constand’s testimony convinced him of Cosby’s guilt, just one day before, he said it was Cosby’s deposition statement that he gave quaaludes to women in 1975 that convinced him of Cosby’s guilt. He said Cosby admitted to drugging women (but Cosby admitted to sharing prescription quaaludes with one woman in 1975. He never said that he drugged her or anybody without their knowledge.

Why is Cosby’s statement that he shared quaaludes with one woman in 1975 enough to get him arrested and convicted of allegedly drugging a woman in 2004? Tens of millions of men and women shared quaaludes in the 1970s.
Who wrote the jury’s statement of April 30, 2018? Why is no mass media corporate reporter even asking this important question? Why do we allow this clear and obvious lynching of the greatest civil rights leader of our time by corporate powers like ABC, NBC, CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Fox News etc?

Who wrote the jury’s statement of April 30, 2018.