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Jeff Herman, Esq. writes about Comedy and Tragedy: The Downfall of Bill Cosby, America’s Dad

Jeff Herman, Esq. writes about Comedy and Tragedy: The Downfall of Bill Cosby, America’s Dad

I hear this response all the time, and it is my honor to help survivors seek their own justice.  My work is exclusively civil – I do not handle the criminal prosecution of sex offenders where the end result is a restriction of liberty, most often jail time. Instead, I use my skills in civil litigation, often bringing lawsuits alleging negligence, against the institutions that employ sexual perpetrators that had a duty to protect their clients from these dangerous members of the community.

The bad news, however, is that there is more work to be done. Undertones of “rape culture” and “she knew what she was doing” permeated Mr. Cosby’s defense. This century’s legal “dream team” thought that these myths would help lead to an acquittal. They were wrong. These arguments, at the end of the trial, did not prove persuasive,  and it didn’t take long for the jury to agree on conviction.

http://weeklyopinion.com/2018/05/jeff-herman-downfall-of-bill-cosby/

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