The two most likely ill-advised relationship non experts are offering their advice to Bill Cosby and his current sexual assault case.
Morning radio host Tom Joyner, and R & B singer R. Kelly are weighing in on the Cosby allegations and what Bill should be doing to avoid more drama…
Tom Joyner, who was recently in the news for having some co-host drama, is now offering his advice to Cosby urging the comedian to take a plea deal to spare wife Camille the embarrassment of a trial.
Tom writes on Black America Web:
While everyone deserves their day in court, if Bill Cosby has done the things he admitted in a 2005 deposition —having sex with women while they were under the influence of quaaludes — not pleading guilty will prolong the inevitable.
I don’t say this because I think a 78-year-old African-American icon serving 10 years in prison is a good solution. I say it because between the two options, pleading guilty will bring the least amount of shame to Camille Cosby, their children and grandchildren.
More than 50 women have accused him of allegedly sexually assaulting them after being given drugs or alcohol. Also, he was recently charged with aggravated indecent assault in Pennsylvania over an incident from 2004. Despite the charges and accusations, his lawyers maintain that he is not guilty and will not consider a plea bargain. This opens the door to his case going to trial and allowing even more damaging testimony. It will be a media circus bigger than the ones we’ve seen in the past involving O.J. and Michael Jackson simply because there was no social media when those trials took place. A Cosby trial will be an epic media feeding frenzy.
I know what you’re saying; he may not be guilty of all or most of the things he’s accused of. But if he’s guilty of any of it, what does he really gain by continuing to allow this public spectacle to go forth.
Preserve whatever dignity you have left, Mr. Cosby.
While Joyner’s advice may sound somewhat thoughtful, R. Kelly’s less than smart commentary is very apparent.
In a recent GQ interview, the singer expressed his thoughts on the Cosby drama, defending him:
“Well, my opinion on that is, I don’t know what happened. I’m a fan of Bill Cosby’s from the Bill Cosby show, of course — who’s not? — and for me to give my opinion on something that I have no idea if it’s true or not, all I can say is that it was a long time ago. And when I look on TV and I see the 70-, 80-, 90-year-old ladies talking about what happened when they were 17, 18, or 19, there’s something strange about it. That’s my opinion. It’s just strange.”
Do we dare say not so great minds think alike?