Anne Kingston: The inhumane treatment of assault victims shows the insidious ways that social class and status intersect with sexual violence
August 4th, 2017 26 comments
Cosby’s handlers are spreading the bogus idea that women regularly level false accusations. But save your outrage, advises Anne Kingston, because the whole thing is a smokescreen.
June 23rd, 2017 3 comments
From Roots to Canadian drug laws, references to this country reminded onlookers that the complainant was not American. Did Andrea Constand’s nationality insulate her from the forces that kept other accusers silent?
June 22nd, 2017 1 comment
The finer details of the ‘biggest sexual assault trial in history’ shine a hopeful light on the future of similar cases
June 17th, 2017 4 comments
Celebrity figured large in Bill Cosby’s trial. Did it factor into the verdict, too?
Bill Cosby’s deadlocked jurors are surely getting on each others’ nerves. But the tension outside the jury room might just be worse.
June 16th, 2017 1 comment
Former Cosby Show actor Lili Bernard is disgusted with the defence’s attacks on Andrea Constand, but believes the accused has been ‘disempowered’
Cosby’s remarks about consent were preoccupying the panel, and so were discrepancies in the prosecution’s evidence. As the parties waited anxiously, there was no sign of a verdict.
In his 1989 book, girls and women were alien objects who needed to be tricked or coerced into sex. Statements produced at his trial suggest that, years later, little had changed.
June 13th, 2017 6 comments
It’s the prosecutor’s methodical connection of dots against the defence’s incredulity, as the jury takes Cosby’s fate into its hands
June 12th, 2017 3 comments
On Quaaludes, Benadryl — and the heavy weight of a burden of proof.
In interviews produced at his trial, he painted himself as a seducer, a provider of relaxing drugs and a tester of women’s boundaries. But he claimed he never acted without consent.