Bill Cosby escapes prosecution in his sexual assault trial, despite decades of serial ‘dating’ which certainly resembles rape and assault that would put a less-beloved celebrity behind bars. Comedian Jim Jeffries is prompted to examine how fame often insulates celebrities from accountability…And it’s true, there’s a chart and everything!
As you can clearly see, if Tom Hanks went on a bloody murder spree, People magazine would announce that he’s stressed out and needs our support. Hanks is indelibly linked with Forest Gump and Captain Sully – for crying out loud! If you doubt the theory, think about Cosby – er, Doctor Huxtable, who made America laugh for decades. He is a free sexual predator who greeted crowds with a mocking “Hey! Hey! Hey!” Compare Cosby’s crime with that of Martha Stewart – who arguably was just too damn perfect for mercy.
There are a few celebrities who are the exception to the rule, and one of life’s great mysteries is – why isn’t Ted Nugent behind bars?!! Nugent’s background is well-documented on this site, he is as loathsome and unlikable as he is talent-impaired. Inviting the President to suck on his machine gun wasn’t enough to put Nugent solidly in the jail-bound group, nor inexplicably, were his dalliances with under-age girls. Courtney Love -Washington’s other mad cow, testifies that she had sex with Nugent when she was but twelve and her nascent fame-hunting instincts were undeveloped.