By now, it seems granted that each week will bring about a new victim and accusation against Bill Cosby, and the court of public opinion is in session with everyone from Jay Leno to Larry Wilmore weighing in on the allegations. Cindra Ladd is the latest to accuse Cosby of sexual assault. She described the events that occurred more than 45 years ago in an essay for The Huffington Post:
What I do recall, vividly and clearly, is waking up the next morning nude in the bed of his friend’s apartment and seeing Cosby wearing a white terrycloth bathrobe and acting as if there was nothing unusual. It was obvious to me that he had had sex with me. I was horrified, embarrassed and ashamed. There was a mirror above the bed, which shocked me further.
Traces and evidence of Cosby’s unhealthy sexual appetite and notions can also be found in the books he published in the ’80s, as a recent Washington Post article points out:
If a girl wandered on to a football field where I was playing, I might make knocking her down part of my fly pattern, for a girl was only an honorary human being; and if my roller skating assumed a certain grand sweep, a girl or two might hit the cement, not an unfitting position for such a lesser part of humanity.
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids was a Saturday morning cartoon that ran from 1972 to 1985 with Cosby serving as the show’s creator and lead voice talent. Along with many in the entertainment, journalism, and internet communities calling for Cosby to come clean about his alleged crimes, a street artist depicted Cosby’s cartoon creation asking for a confession.
As of now, over 25 women have come forward claiming that the comedian and actor sexually assaulted them in some fashion.