Joe Scarborough: Women Getting Their ’15 Minutes of Fame’ by Accusing Bill Cosby of Raping Them
On Tuesday, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough defended embattled comedian Bill Cosby by saying the media should not report on the rape allegations against the sitcom star until he is charged.
Of course, Cosby did settle with one accuser, Andrea Constand, in 2006, while multiple other alleged incidents are beyond the statute of limitations.
Discussing Cosby’s wife’s complaints that the women accusing her husband haven’t been “vetted,” the Morning Joe host noted that Cosby has never been charged with a crime.
Co-host Mika Brzezinski said that several accusers “do not seem credible,” prompting Scarborough to complain that these women are coming forward “40 years later.”
Of course, many of the allegations have been known for years despite the lack of publicity they have just recently received.
“Do we not report it?” Brzezinski asked.
“I don’t think we should,” Scarborough said.
“Any woman can come forward right now and say ‘Billy Cosby did this to me 40 years ago’ and be on the cover of US Weekly,” Scarborough said. “With no vetting.”
Yes, and what woman doesn’t dream of gracing a magazine cover as a rape victim…
“They will print your story, and maybe it happened,” Scarborough added. “It if did, it’s tragic. But if it didn’t happen, you get your 15 minutes of fame.”