Note: I have no idea why this is stuck at the top of the page, when it was the first thing written.
I'll admit that I have not been following the Bill Cosby case like I should. I pretty much know that he's a skeevy old man that spent years telling the "black community" that we should be moral, upright, upstanding characters, while he's been off drugging women and raping them. A few famous ones--like Janice Dickinson. I also know that many people thought the women were lying. Ironically enough, the people I've talked about this to--it's the women who accepted the truth without question, and the men who were the first to say "them hoes want money".
I say this, because I found the Cosby deposition from 2005 (on Scribd), and am going to do a blow by blow transcript of the whole thing. This will be a series, and I will pretty much stop every ten pages or so. I'm doing this because I want the victims heard, and this is my part.
Please bear in mind that I am not a lawyer.
So lately the rapper 50 Cent has been in the news, and not having a very good time of it. First off, he has to pay Lastonia Leviston (aka Rick Ross's ex girlfriend and mother of his son) 5 million dollars, because he released a sex tape of her in 2009. And he just filed for bankruptcy. Who knows if that's just a way for him to get out of paying Lastonia, I guess we'll see in the future.
But now he's going to war on instagram with another one of his money making ventures. He just called out AT&T as "racist" because of the problems that Starz (the network that puts out his show, Power) and AT&T may cause about half a million people to not be able to view his show. Meaning he's not going to have whatever money he gets from that show coming in.
"Man Im sorry I have to say this, but AT&T is racist they have had issues in the past and here we go again. 500,000 homes will not be able to view the next episode of POWER. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO #SMSAUDIO,"
When this was happening they were saying they had the STARZ and other networks that created programming targeting multiple ethnicity's now I guess (THERE NOT FUCKING WITH N—S). SMH #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO #SMSAUDIO,"
Third post--where he tells his followers to DROP AT&T because they're racist.
"Change your cable package from AT&T to anything else. It's 2015 and these people are still racist. They are dropping all channels that are considered urban friendly. This sh!t is sad #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO #SMSAUDIO."
Lord, I'm sorry. This is just some dumb bs. It's not like Starz is like BET, in that it only plays "black" programming and shows....it has shows like Outlander (the most popular one I've heard of) i.e. full of white people. That show won't be played in people's homes. 50 just needs to quit it and stop making idiotic decisions.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Adam Sandler's new movie, Pixels is about to come out (which doesn't look as crappy as I thought it was going to be), and it's now that he addresses the problems on the set of his Netflix (why, netflix, why?!?!) funded movie, Ridiculous Six. One would think that the best time to release a statement about the problems they've had on set would be as they happened, not months later...but I guess someone decided not to hedge their bets on Pixels and realized they needed to drum up as much interest/attention as possible.
Sandler tells the Associated Press and ScreenCrush,
“It was just a misunderstanding and once the movie is out will be cleared up. I talked to some of the actors on the set who were there and let them know that the intention of the movie is 100% to just make a funny movie. It’s really about American Indians being good to my character and about their family and just being good people. There’s no mocking of American Indians at all in the movie. It’s a pro-Indian movie. So hopefully when people see it — whoever was offended on set and walked out, I hope they realize that, and that’s it. It was kinda taken out of context.”
Yea, no. The Native American actors in the film were complaining about historical inaccuracies, and racist character names like "No Bra" and "Beaver Breath". And from the video that was released, from the set, the producers did not take their concerns to heart at all, and pretty much told them to either shut up or leave. And you know how bad it is for a Native American actor, who's probably spent their entire career speaking half grunt/half English, wearing a loincloth to walk off a paying job.
It's ridiculous that Netflix even paid to have this movie made (with Sandler! no less), and even more ridiculous that they tried to defend it under the guise of comedy and satire.
Jennifer Garner was spotted in Atlanta, Georgia, coming out of a store with a ton of "paw" balloons--with her wedding ring on. Dailymail makes some little aside about how she's on a "heartbreak diet" (I don't think she looks any different, except that her clothes are a lot lighter/summer-y), and notes that People has a source that said that Ben and Jennifer were keeping their rings on for their kids. I think that's a crock of bs to do that. Their kids aren't going to care if they're wearing their wedding rings or not (although they will notice--I notice every time my mom takes hers off). They care that they're not getting back together/aren't together. So it makes no difference to them. I don't get that reasoning/logic.
And note to Ben--if you're going to play "ring on, ring off"....just keep it on. All the time. We know who you are. We know you're separated/getting divorce. If the rumors are true, then your game won't be affected by whether or not your ring is on or off.
As for Jennifer--I'm interested in how she's going to play post divorce life. I see Jennifer as someone who is (maybe not quite the right word) obsessed with being the "Mrs.". Like I see her as someone who would say "Well, I'm Ben Affleck's only wife.". Or "I'm Ben Affleck's first wife.". I think that title is important to her--either way, she's won when it comes to future girlfriends/wives. Because you know Ben's next girlfriend is going to be 25, max. Jennifer's going to play up the "mom" role, definitely. You can see it with the movie she's working on now--Miracles From Heaven. That title screams family values and motherhood and all that is soft and squishy.
I don't mind Jennifer, nor do I love her. The last movie I saw her in was Elektra (which I really liked), but other than that--I think she spent too much time being Mrs. Ben Affleck. I hope she gets a hot boyfriend though (maybe even younger), because she is seriously gorgeous in a really understated way. I don't doubt that she doesn't have a plan. A plan that involves dimples and talking more and more about her family.
Note: If anyone wants me to email them the deposition, I will! Just leave a comment.
Cosby deposition continues on......
3. Statement to police of Rule 415 Witness
Constand's lawyers state that Cosby was questioned about Rule 415 Witness's statement that she gave, in which she said at age 19, she met Cosby and had sex with him after he gave her Quaaludes. The statement did not say whether or not they kept seeing each other, or if they met again two years later. Cosby's lawyer kept interjecting himself into the questioning. According to the transcript, Cosby says that's what SHE says--that they met two years later i.e. he's not answer the question of whether or not they kept meeting, or if it was two years later. He asks what year they're talking about--his lawyer tells him 1976. His lawyer states, after Trioani asks, that Cosby and the 415 witness met two years after that date.