This was brought on by something my cousin posted to Facebook and the comments he received for saying “its kinda tough for me to convince my folks that Bill Cosby isn’t being railroaded when no one seems to care about Jared from Subway.”
So I’m going to compare a few cases here, and in no way am I standing up for Bill Cosby the man accused of these crimes. Let us compare 7th Heavens’ Stephen Collins, Jared Fogle, of Subway and Bill. Stephen admitted to the molestation of and has not, nor will he be indicted for his crimes. So beyond the initial 15 mins of fame the story received and the networks dropping reruns there is no other fallout for him. I would imagine he is still earning something somewhere. Most recently Jared Of Subway who has admitted to and accepted a plea deal for sex with minors, the number of them not yet to be exposed. He will serve no less than 5 and no more than 12.5 years for his crimes, I’m no lawyer but he admitted to traveling for sex and using his celebrity. so he wouldn’t be subject to any one state law admitting to traveling to commit acts I would assume life was on the table before the plea deal. In both cases there was proof of guilt no possible way to hide it, no excessive fallout.
Bill Cosby was born in 1937 that would make him an adult around the mid fifties and way into adulthood in the 70s and 80s. The era of studio 54 not to mention the crazy 60s many did drugs of all sorts, who knows how many were raped, Cosby admits to purchasing drugs, the allegations go as far back as 1965 and he was in court for this in 2000 initially I’ve seen just as many stories about Cosby and this old case with new allegations yet no new proof including the under oath quaalude purchasing, as I’ve heard about the Kardashians. I live in Washington DC where they are calling for the mural on the side of Ben’s Chilly Bowl that portrays Cosby to be taken down to which he has no ownership, his show off the air everywhere, his wife’s art collection, they are going after everything he is attached to but he hasn’t been convicted of anything and there Still isn’t any new evidence to help this old case.
I’m only asking to consider no matter how you feel about Bill Cosby why there isn’t a push to stop eating Subway and give him life in prison,(yes he made a plea but why not the outrage) Jared was only let go two months after a colleague of his was arrested so while he is no longer their spokesperson why not take everything down like they are calling for in Cosby’s case. Jared was employed by subway at the time, used his celebrity (without knowing the actual number of children are we to assume this is a one off thing or just happened over a short time) Stephen Collins made it to the statute of limitations for indictment. So it’s not costing him any old money I admittedly don’t know much about him or what he is doing but seems a much easier life than Cosby right now. Collins story had its fifteen minutes then disappeared. Just last month the New York Post magazine did a cover of the “alleged” Cosby women and even left an empty chair. With no new proof nothing to collaborate these women’s stories or he would be in jail, in litigations at minimum. (And again I am not defending him he is no longer a role model of mine but his shows The Cosby show and It’s A Different World are iconic changed lives and the way black families to young black adults are seen in media). looks like a railroad to me.-Vonte