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ThinkProgress | Will Bill Cosby’s Admission Have Real Legal Consequences? We Consult The Experts

(07/07/2015) When the 2005 court deposition of Bill Cosby — formerly beloved comedian, currently alleged serial rapist — came to light this week, courtesy of the Associated Press, a person could have read the statement and thought: Did he just confess? [ . . . ]

“When I heard this information, I immediately thought of the survivors who have, for some of them for decades, suffered from a tremendous amount of victim-blaming, the result of the myths and misconceptions surrounding sexual assault that the public has about sexual assault,” said Viktoria Kristiansson, attorney advisor for AEquitas, the Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women. “Hearing what essentially amounts to an admission probably and hopefully helps those survivors feel just a little better.”

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