In the column she writes for the NY Post Andrea Peyser usually covers scandals involving famous people. And she usually does not mince words when talking about the “guilty” party. The Washington Post once called Peyser an “object of fascination among some media observers in New York, who count her unforgiving, exuberantly spiteful columns as a guilty pleasure.”
But strangely in the case of Bill Cosby who has admitted giving women Quaaludes so he can have sex with them, Peyser believes he’s guilty of something but is not sure its rape.
She starts her Friday column with:
Bill Cosby is a lousy husband and a possible sex addict. But is he a rapist? I have my doubts.
Is Cosby, 78, so diabolically creepy that he secretly slipped Quaaludes into the mouths of his alleged victims, as even President Obama suggests? Perhaps.
But I’m starting to think that Cosby’s “crimes’’ were not rapes, but high-pressure seductions. This may be female heresy.
No Andrea that isn’t female heresy its HUMAN heresy!
Still, I wonder if some, if not most (or maybe all?), of the dozens of women who claim Cosby attempted or completed sexual assaults against them, dating back as far as the 1960s, swallowed drugs willingly before the encounters.
Perhaps It’s because I have a daughter or perhaps its just because I am just a human, but I actually agree with Obama on this one. If someone plies someone else with drugs just to get them in bed and then has sex with them it’s rape. Even if the woman took the drugs willingly. After all even if she is “with it” enough to make a decision to sleep with the guy, she still isn’t of full mind. Cosby would know what he wants…the Woman (and in some cases Girl) doesn’t know and can’t make an informed decision.
It may not matter. Most of Cosby’s illicit activities would be considered sex crimes, according to today’s feminist-written definition of rape. Off with his head, and other body parts!
But not long ago, society looked at rape differently. If a woman, and this was mainly about women, knowingly took drugs or drank alcohol before engaging in sex, and then for whatever reason — shame, guilt or seeing Prince Charming turn into a frog by the light of day — that lady regretted her tacit agreement to engage in sexual activity, she would just have to live with her stupid decision.
That’s true society looked at rape differently. But in those days they also believed that the NY Rangers would never win another Stanley Cup after 1940, and that smoking tobacco was good for you.
Obama implied that Cosby gave drugs to women without the recipients’ knowledge, which has not been proven. Cosby has never been charged with a crime and denies any wrongdoing.
(…) Asked in the deposition if he ever drugged women without their knowledge, Cosby’s lawyer objected to the question. He never answered.
“Camille still doesn’t believe that Bill provided drugs and had sex with women without their consent,’’ a Cosby family employee told Brown. “She’s well aware of the cheating, but she doesn’t believe that her husband’s a rapist.’’ Camille Cosby attended a crisis meeting last week with her husband’s advisers, and demanded that his lawyers and public-relations specialists “get back out in front of this,’’ Brown reported.
I feel bad for Camile Cosby, I really do–but I am sure she wasn’t there, because as a decent woman she would have stopped it.
“Everyone took Quaaludes in the ’70s. He didn’t shove pills down anyone’s throat,’’ Sandy Kane, a former stripper and comedienne who earns tips from tourists who take her picture in Times Square as the Naked Cowgirl, told me. Kane said she had a consensual quickie with Cos in Los Angeles in the 1970s or early ’80s when she was on a Quaalude, and eagerly swallowed another half-pill he gave her.
I experimented with Quaaludes also, it just made me fall asleep. I have been straight while others took the drug and there was no way someone could make an important decision such as whether or not to have sex with someone even when taking the drug voluntarily.
The fact that Ms Kane believes she took the drug and thinks she made an informed decision to sleep with Cosby may be an indication of her lack of judgement in other areas. Ms Kane also shows up in Manhattan, wearing nothing but a bikini bottom, cowboy hat and boots, with red-white-and-blue pasties in the shape of marijuana leaves on her nipples, while playing guitar to entertain the tourists. I am no doctor but I believe she has worse problems than taking drugs and sleeping with Bill Cosby.
Somewhere down in my basement in crates full of my old record albums (for you youngsters they were like CDs but black and a lot bigger.) there is one crate filled with every single Bill Cosby comedy record made (at least until I left for college). You see Bill Cosby will always be IMHO the funniest comedian ever. Until recently I would go to his annual performances at CW Post college, and I would post his “Noah” routine here the week when the story of Noah was read from the Torah on Shabbos.
But despite the fact that he was my comedy idol, and certainly despite the fact that Andrea Peyser believes they more like high-pressured seductions, Bill Cosby raped those women. I don’t care if they took the Rorer 714s willingly or he slipped them a mickey. He took advantage of those women. And to call it anything other than rape is just insensitive and uninformed.
Ms. Peyser has a daughter. I wonder what she would say if (God forbid) some guy got her high on drugs or booze and then took advantage of her daughter’s lack of sobriety and had sex with her without her consent. Would she really wave it off with a “well my daughter should have stayed sober”? Or like most parents would she be looking to strangle the SOB with her bare hands? Allow me to suggest she would take the second option.