Bill Cosby outfoxed the law but he’ll never escape his guilt

Somehow, I knew Bill Cosby would find a way to beat the system. Because, in the United States at least, there’s justice — and then there’s celebrity justice. It’s a lesson I learnt when I began covering the Cosby story more than 16 years ago.

Allegations that the entertainer known as “America’s dad” had drugged and sexually assaulted a woman at his Elkins Park mansion just outside Philadelphia broke on January 20, 2005. I was an investigative crime reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News. When my boss assigned the story to me, my initial reaction was: “Not the Cos!”


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