They say “love is blind,” and it looks like the same goes for lust… at least in the case of the rape allegations against Bill Cosby. After multiple women have come forward claiming that comedian Bill Cosby drugged and raped them, two women remain by his side: his wife and his mistress.
For a while there, it seemed like every week brought about a new supposed victim of Cosby’s unwanted advances. This week, however, two women are speaking out on Cosby’s behalf. The comedian’s wife and former mistress both scoff at the multiple rape allegations tarnishing Cosby’s legendary career.
Cosby has yet to be found guilty of the various charges, but the complaints continue to stack up against him. He reportedly even admitted to giving women drugs in the past. Though one woman in particular, Cosby’s former mistress Teresa Taylor, remains incredulous about those allegations. According to Fox411, Taylor doesn’t believe Cosby would ever use drugs to get women because he wouldn’t need to use drugs.
“I respect the women and I can’t dispute it but I don’t believe a lot of it,” she said. “He didn’t need to do anything to get women to sleep with him. Women are attracted to men with money and power. At the time he was one of the most powerful men in Hollywood.”
Obviously Taylor is coming at this from a very subjective angle. Taylor shared with the outlet that she and Cosby started their affair in 1979, when she was 19 (and he was about 42). That’s… suspect. But, the woman claims Cosby never used drugs to lure her in and that he never needed to. She told Fox411 that she truly believed that what they had was love and that he would leave his wife for her.
Thirty-six years later, we now know Cosby did not, in fact, leave his wife for Taylor. As a matter of fact, Cosby’s wife Camille is the other person who remains in Cosby’s corner throughout the madness. According to the New York Post, Camille is well aware of Cosby’s extramarital activities with women and has chosen to turn the other cheek for decades. She doesn’t however, believe that he plied the women with drugs.
“Camille still doesn’t believe that Bill provided drugs and had sex with women without their consent,” said a source employed by the Cosby family. “She’s well aware of his cheating, but she doesn’t believe that her husband is a rapist.”
That’s an interesting new perspective, as well. Do you think the women in Cosby’s corner are right, or should we remain leery of Cosby?