Friday, June 8, 2018


Workers at Wisconsin Wendy’s restaurant walk out, demand living wage


By Jacob Crosse
8 June 2018
On May 31, eight workers shut down and locked out a Wendy’s restaurant in the village of Weston just outside Wausau, Wisconsin. Collectively the workers decided they could no longer tolerate unsafe working conditions, low wages and excessive hours.
The workers left a letter behind for management explaining why they walked off the job. “Due to this corporation’s refusal to pay a living wage and deal with problems before it's too late, the employees you would have dealt with today have all walked off the job. We wish you all the best.” The note was signed, “The Wendy’s crew.”
The Wendy’s Company, which franchises the international fast food restaurant chain, pulled in $1.4 billion in revenue 2017. Compensaton for Wendy’s President and CEO Todd A. Penegor topiped $5 million in 2016. It would take a Weston “crew-member” at Wendy’s, paid $8 an hour, approximately 308 years to earn the same amount. More than 77 percent of Wendy’s restaurants are not directly owned by the company but as is common in the hyper exploitative fast food industry are franchise owned.
The Wendy’s restaurant in Weston, Wisconsin is owned by Starboard Group Management, located in Coral Springs, Florida. The Starboard Group operates 180 restaurants across the United States with 5 restaurants in Brazil, and proudly boasts of $260 million dollars in annual sales on their website. Neither the Starboard Group management, nor its CEO Andrew Levy, has formally replied to workers’ demands or to media requests to comment on the workers defiant action.
The fast food industry in the United States currently numbers 3.65 million workers, some of the most exploited in the country. Many of these workers are forced to work part time, irregular and long hours, and have few if any benefits.
Isis Hunter, 19, one of the eight Weston Wendy’s workers who walked out, explained to the press the struggle she had going to school and working excessive hours. While attending Wausau High School, Hunter often worked at Wendy’s till midnight and struggled to secure transportation back home at the end of her shift. “And toward the end of the semester,” she told USA Today, “it got to the point where I chose sleep instead of going to school."
Unable to fill employee vacancies, Assistant Manager Kimberly Manteuffel was forced to schedule employees and herself to work 12 hours a day and up to 14 days in a row. Joining her daughter Isis in the walkout, Manteuffel explained the company’s indifference to modest worker demands, such as hiring enough employees. Manteuffel stated that over 30 employees had quit in the last six months, citing unlivable wages and unsafe working conditions as their primary motivation for leaving.
Eighteen-year-old Nathan Brown, a former employee, showed reporters oil burn marks on his arms from a faulty chicken fryer. Other workers, forced to stand for twelve to fourteen hours a day, had to seek medical treatment for back and chest pains.
Manteuffel’s struggle to run the restaurant finally reached a breaking point this past week. Her repeated appeals to management, asking them for employee raises even at the expense of her own, were left unanswered. After employees walked out, Manteuffel told USA Today that she received text messages from the district manager imploring her to return to the “Wendy’s family,” and offering the employees an insulting one dollar raise. Manteuffel did not trust management offers, noting in the past that promised raises took months to materialize, if ever.
While workers are forced to sacrifice their health and labor for a company indifferent to their lives, the industry is “booming.” Fast food sales are estimated to exceed $200 billion dollars in the United States and $570 billion worldwide in 2018. While workers generate massive revenue for these restaurants their pay is staggeringly low.
According to a Statista report, average compensation for a full-time fast food worker is just $13,501. The revenue generated per fast food employee meanwhile is $55,650, more than four times their compensation. This meager compensation requires workers to seek government assistance to meet basic needs. It is estimated that over 50 percent of fast food employees, nearly 2 million people, make use of public assistance programs.
The courageous stand by the Wendy’s workers in Wisconsin highlights the growing opposition of broad sections of workers who have seen their living standards decline for decades. As among teachers and autoworkers, these workers are determined to stand up and fight for better working conditions, fair compensation and benefits. Support for the Wendy’s workers actions was visible across social media, with comments left by readers expressing support and agreement with their demands.
Meanwhile, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has sought to channel the rebellion in Weston behind the fraudulent “Fight for Fifteen” campaign and back into the dead end of the Democratic Party.
While fast food workers increasingly want to fight back against their conditions of hyper-exploitation, the SEIU has no intention of fighting for a greater expansion of living standards for these workers. Like every other trade union today, the SEIU seeks to increase its dues base while operating as a junior partner to management in the exploitation of these workers.
Low wage jobs have proliferated across the United States in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent bank bailout that brought about a gigantic transfer of wealth from the working class to the financial aristocracy. The Obama administration and the Democratic Party played a leading role in this process working closely with the trade unions, which have artificially suppressed strikes.
Despite the efforts by the unions and the Democratic Party to subvert and contain the class struggle, workers are increasingly coming into conflict with these organizations. Workers in the fast food industry, just as much as teachers, autoworkers, transit workers and others, confront the same assault on their living standards. What is required is the unification of all these struggles, in opposition to the trade unions and the parties of big business, in the fight for the interests of the entire working class.





Maybe somebody hacked Joy Reid's brain? Here's how one African-American colleague remembers the MSNBC yakker.
MSNBC star Joy Reid physically threatened a senior colleague, accused a Republican politician of being gay on air and often referred to her hateful blog during a short-lived stint as a radio show co-host more than a decade ago, former superiors at the station told Fox News.
But now, Reid faces fresh questions over her conduct during her brief but “toxic” time as a co-host and producer of “Wake Up South Florida” on radio station WTPS 1080 AM between 2006 and 2007.
Andre Eggelletion, former lead host of the morning showwith Reid, recently spoke out about her for the first time in more than a decade, saying Reid created “the most toxic work environment I've ever experienced” and threatened him with violence.
“It was a very unhealthy work environment because of her attitude. She attacked me on a constant basis while I was there. I was even once threatened with physical violence during a break with her,” he revealed to Fox News.
The incident was corroborated by Lee Michaels, then-national program director for Syndication One, a network of radio stations of Urban One (Radio One back then) that owned WTPS.
“It absolutely happened -- 100 percent,” he told Fox News, noting that he had to put in a lot of effort to convince Eggelletion not to quit over Reid’s conduct.
“I do believe she’s not telling the truth about who that person [who wrote the blog posts] was. Maybe she has changed, but back then, that was one evil woman,” Eggelletion said.
I've cut this down quite a bit because there's really not much here. Except the unsurprising revelation that working with Joy Reid wouldn't be much fun.
The real question is why does MSNBC keep covering for Reid? She's not talented or charismatic. She doesn't draw much of a feeling. The lefty network has shed plenty of talent. And most of that talent was more talented than her.
So why? 
Earlier media reports were touting Reid's ratings. But after her hacking claims, they dropped again. And when a network is betting hard on Joy Reid, to the extent of ignoring this kind of thing, it must be desperate.


MSNBC Absolves Joy Reid of ‘Hateful’ Writings


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MSNBC issued a statement Friday absolving host Joy Reid of writing “hateful” blog posts — and does not address the FBI investigation that Reid claimed to have initiated in April while claiming that a hacker wrote politically toxic sentiments on her old website The Reid Report.

“Some of the things written by Joy on her old blog are obviously hateful and hurtful,” the statement reads. “They are not reflective of the colleague and friend we have known at MSNBC for the past seven years. Joy has apologized publicly and privately and said she has grown and evolved in the many years since, and we know this to be true.”
Earlier, Reid issued an apology for old blog posts featuring 9/11 conspiracy theories, praise for anti-Semitic statements from Iran’s former president, and a photoshopped image of Sen. John McCain depicted as the Virginia Tech gunman.

Joy Reid has issued a statement about the latest round of controversy surrounding her old blog posts.

“While I published my blog, starting in 2005, I wrote thousands of posts in real time on the issues of the day,” the MSNBC host said in a statement.

“There are things I deeply regret and am embarrassed by, things I would have said differently and issues where my position has changed. Today I’m sincerely apologizing again.
“To be clear, I have the highest respect for Sen. McCain as a public servant and patriot and wish him and his family the best. I have reached out to Meghan McCain and will continue to do so. She is a former on-air colleague and I feel deeply for her and her family. I’ve also spoken openly about my evolution on many issues and know that I’m a better person today than I was over a decade ago. I am the daughter of immigrants and have worked to be a strong ally of these communities. There is no question in my mind that Al Qaeda perpetrated the 9/11 attacks or about Israel’s right to its sovereignty.”
Reid also fails to provide an update on the FBI investigation that her lawyer claimed would take place back when she was scrambling to deny that she wrote blog entries full of anti-gay statements.

As Her ‘Hack’ Claim Collapses, Joy Reid’s Column Is Suspended at Daily Beast

by JOHN NOLTE26 Apr 2018253

The far-left Daily Beast says it has “hit pause” on Joy Reid’s columns until its own reporters have had a chance to investigate her claim that homophobic writings attributed to her were actually written by a hacker.

In other fallout news, the embattled MSNBC anchor canceled a public appearance, a high-profile panel discussion she was set to appear on in New York.
On top of that, a gay rights group abruptly canceled an award Reid was scheduled to receive next month.
“We’re going to hit pause on Reid’s columns,” wrote Daily Beast executive editor Noah Shachtman in an internal email. “As you’re well aware, support for LGBTQ rights and respect for human dignity are core to Daily Beast. So we’re taking seriously the new allegations that one of our columnists, Joy Reid, previously wrote homophobic blog posts during her stint as a radio host.”
Shachtman added, “We’ve all said and done things in our lives that we wish we hadn’t done. We deserve the room to grow beyond our past. But these allegations are serious enough that they deserve a full examination.”
Hopefully, Schachtman is not talking about 12-year-old writings being a disqualifier. It would be outrageous to fire or suspend someone over something they wrote at a completely different site more than a decade ago. The only thing that should matter to the Daily Beast is if Reid follows its own editorial policies and guidelines.
Reid’s problem, however, is not what was published at her site in 2006. Reid’s problem is if she is lying in 2018, and by all accounts her story of being hacked is springing leaks right and left.
But even if she is caught lying, that might not be enough for her to lose her status in an establishment media that still parades Dan Rather and Brian Williams around as Pillars Of Virtuous Journalism. Reid is seen as intellectually pure, so any loophole that can be found to keep her around will be.
Already, despite her crumbling story and the open skepticism being expressed, even on the far-left, NBC News is standing by her.
Reid’s biggest problem right now is that she appears to be blocking any opportunity for an independent investigation.
According to the Washington Post, an anti-Trump publication every bit as determined to destroy the president as Reid, she and her handlers have added a code to her old site that is intentionally meant to stop it from being fully archived and therefore fully examined.
Moreover, Reid, who has already acknowledged writing homophobic posts and has apologized for them, has not yet detailed which one of these new discoveries from the 00’s she wrote and which she claims were written by hackers.
What we do know is that if Reid was in fact hacked, it happened prior to 2006, which means someone attempted frame a local radio host … but never sprung the trap. Or this alleged hacker had the foresight no one else did, was so certain Reid would become a national media figure the following decade, he planted the seeds of her destruction 12 years in advance. Or somewhere there is a hacker with a time machine.
Regardless of what ultimately happens, NBC News is already a haven for homophobes, rape deniers,  alleged sex abusers, and their enablers. What is one more?
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Bill Cosby Guilty of Drugging, Sexually Assaulting Woman


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by BREITBART NEWS26 Apr 20188,510

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as America’s Dad.

Cosby, 80, could end up spending his final years in prison after a jury concluded he sexually violated Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He claimed the encounter was consensual.
The verdict came after a two-week retrial in which prosecutors put five other women on the stand who testified that Cosby, married for 54 years, drugged and violated them, too. One of those women asked him through her tears, “You remember, don’t you, Mr. Cosby?”
The panel of seven men and five women reached a verdict after deliberating 14 hours over two days, vindicating prosecutors’ decision to retry Cosby after his first trial ended with a hung jury less than a year ago.
Cosby could get up to 10 years in prison on each of the three counts of aggravated indecent assault. He is likely to get less than that under state sentencing guidelines, but given his age, even a modest term could mean he will die behind bars.
Constand, 45, a former Temple women’s basketball administrator, told jurors that Cosby knocked her out with three blue pills he called “your friends” and then penetrated her with his fingers as she lay immobilized, unable to resist or say no.
It was the only criminal case to arise from a barrage of allegations from more than 60 women who said the former TV star drugged and molested them over a span of five decades.
“The time for the defendant to escape justice is over,” prosecutor Stewart Ryan said in his closing argument. “It’s finally time for the defendant to dine on the banquet of his own consequences.”
Another prosecutor, Kristen Feden, said Cosby was “nothing like the image that he played on TV” as sweater-wearing, wisdom-dispensing father of five Dr. Cliff Huxtable on “The Cosby Show.”
Cosby’s retrial took place against the backdrop of #MeToo, the movement against sexual misconduct that has taken down powerful men in rapid succession, among them Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Kevin Spacey and Sen. Al Franken.
The jurors all indicated they were aware of #MeToo but said before the trial they could remain impartial. Cosby’s lawyers slammed #MeToo, calling Cosby its victim and likening it to a witch hunt or a lynching.
After failing to win a conviction last year, prosecutors had more courtroom weapons at their disposal for the retrial. The other accusers’ testimony helped move the case beyond a he-said, she-said, allowing prosecutors to argue that Cosby was a menace to women long before he met Constand. Only one other accuser was permitted to testify at Cosby’s first trial.
Cosby’s new defense team, led by Michael Jackson lawyer Tom Mesereau, launched a highly aggressive attack on Constand and the other women.
Their star witness, a longtime Temple employee, testified that Constand once spoke of setting up a prominent person and suing. Constand sued Cosby after prosecutors initially declined to file charges, settling with him for nearly $3.4 million over a decade ago.
“You’re dealing with a pathological liar,” Mesereau told the jury.
His colleague on the defense team, Katheen Bliss, derided the other accusers as home-wreckers and suggested they made up their stories in a bid for money and fame.
But Cosby himself had long ago confirmed sordid revelations about drugs and extramarital sex.
In a deposition he gave over a decade ago as part of Constand’s lawsuit, Cosby acknowledged he had obtained quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with, “the same as a person would say, ‘Have a drink.’” The sedative was a popular party drug before the U.S. banned it more than 30 years ago.
Cosby also acknowledged giving pills to Constand before their sexual encounter. But he identified them as the over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine Benadryl and insisted they were meant to help her relax.
The entertainer broke racial barriers as the first black actor to star in a network show, “I Spy,” in the 1960s. He created the top-ranked “Cosby Show” two decades later. He also found success with his “Fat Albert” animated TV show and served as pitchman for Jello-O pudding.
Later in his career, he attracted controversy for lecturing about social dysfunction in poor black neighborhoods, railing against young people stealing things and wearing baggy pants.
It was Cosby’s reputation as a public moralist that prompted a federal judge, acting in response to a request from The Associated Press, to unseal portions of the deposition.
Its release helped destroy the “Cosby Show” star’s career and good-guy image. It also prompted authorities to reopen the criminal investigation, and he was charged in late 2015.
The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission. Constand has done so.


I live in an Italian neighborhood in the Bronx.  Growing up, it was a place where racism was not only rampant, but seemingly an integral part of the community's essence – so much so that it was one of the jurisdictions covered by Section 5 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Any changes made to election practices or procedures necessitated preclearance from Department of Justice.  I wrote about my neighborhood here.
As the world turns, times change.  Today, while the area is still mostly white, the balance shows a level of diversity that would have appalled the Mob wannabes with their baseball bats from back in the day.  Blacks now live in a place where forty years ago they would have caught a beating just walking through.
In any case, I bring this up to elucidate two recent instances of bigotry in my life and the similarity they have to the now infamous Starbucks incident.
Once a month, I go to a bank in a neighborhood that is probably 95% black.  After conducting business, I go to the supermarket next door.  I have never seen a white person in the bank and only occasionally see one in the supermarket.
When you walk in the door of the bank, they have an officer at a reception desk to answer questions.  On this day, I had one.  The lady at the kiosk was helping someone already, so I stood behind him, and a woman stood behind me.  It was a line of two.  When the man was finished, he stepped away, and I stepped up to the counter.  The woman at the desk looked up and asked the woman behind me what she needed help with.  My line-mate seemed surprised but asked her question anyway.
When entering the bank, I had held the two doors for her and was in front of her only because she had gone to a separate counter to fill out a bank slip and I had gone directly to the line.  I wouldn't have minded letting her go first.  I'm one of those guys who lets ladies go first.  But I was shocked that the bank lady had skipped me so she could help the person behind me (they were both black).  When it was again my turn, the counter lady smiled and asked, "Oh, did you have a question?"
It wasn't a big thing, so I didn't make a big deal about it.  I didn't even respond to the email they send every time I visit the branch asking about my "banking experience."  Live and let live, right?
A couple of months later, when in the supermarket, the people on line at the two operating registers had overflowing carts, while I had a quart of milk.  A woman, who I assumed was a manager, was walking by, so I queried, "Excuse me, do you guys have an express line?"  The smile disappeared from her face as she turned slightly away from me and, in silence, lifted her head as if pointing with her nose to the self-service machines nearby.
I got the picture: I was a white guy, and she was a black woman, and she didn't want to help someone with so much privilege.  I was angry, but I would never be rude or raise my voice to a woman in public, so I respectfully stated, "Excuse me, I didn't hear what you said."  She smiled a little and informed me, "You can go there," pointing to self-service.
I was really bothered by both incidents.  It was clearly a black and white case of different treatment for different races, which was the issue with Starbucks as well.  For me, both incidents were illuminating.  This happened to me twice in the span of several months, but I cannot recall anything comparable ever happening to me before.  I know that Obama set race relations back decades with his incessant race-mongering, but it never occurred to me that I would ever be on the receiving end of racially disparate treatment, however trivial.
I thought about it, and I realized that it wasn't so long ago that such minor travesties and often much, much worse were things black people lived through every day.  While it was never something I ever had to worry about in my life, millions of minorities did have to worry about things like that.
That being said, I think what happened at the Starbucks in Philly doesn't pass the sniff test.  Two black men went in, sat down, and apparently went unnoticed for a period of time until one got up and asked to use the restroom.  When told it was only for customers, he declined the opportunity to purchase something and returned to his associate at their table.  After another unspecified period of time elapsed, the manager, a woman named Holly, asked them to either purchase something or leave.  They said they were waiting for someone, did not want to buy anything, and wouldn't leave.  More time passed, the option was again proffered, and the double-refusal was again the response.  That's when Holly called "the man."
The "screws" arrived and made the same offer as Holly, three times.  And just as many times, it was refused.  As they were slipping on the cuffs to take them to the "big house," the ever-elusive "friend" magically appeared.  You get the picture: it was a setup.  Why wouldn't the "friend" just buy a cup of Joe so they could all sit down and chant, "No justice, no peace"?  How did he already know not to?  How did he know to soldier on for the cause?
It was a win-win for the unprivileged.  Getting arrested was the goal, but if they weren't arrested when the friend came in, it would validate the claim that white people are treated better than blacks.
The only things I would have done differently are, I would have put one in a suit and have the other dressed as a woman – but tastefully, you know, flats with perhaps a below-the-knee summer dress and some nice hoop earrings.  A little intersectionality would have created a bigger payout.
But hey, it worked out great anyway.  That million dollars each of them will get from the settlement will come in handy.  I would, however, watch the bank accounts of the friend.  I have a feeling his accounts will see a large deposit once the inevitable lawsuit is settled – and that would be the "smoking gun" the left is always seeking but can never seem to find.  I would wager that the left won't find it here, either.
Yet I can't get out of my mind all the times something like that really happened back when nobody cared.
Yet again, it's stunts like this, perpetrated by an immoral left with the purpose of keeping and widening the racial divide for all time – while getting rich in the process, of course.  They always get rich.
The saddest thing is what their stunt did to poor Holly.  So afraid that the world was going to deck the halls with boughs of Holly, she quit her job.
Those on the left willingly sacrificed one of the little people for their cause.  Remember when people sacrificed themselves for their cause?
Oh, the hypocrisy!


In 2016, 7881 blacks were murdered, 90.1% of them by other blacks; 7100 blacks killed by other blacks.  FBI crime facts show only 16 unarmed blacks were shot by police.   CHRIS KEMBLE – AMERICAN THINKER

More Joy Reid Anti-Gay Writings Discovered — MSNBC Host Claims Site was Hacked

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by JOHN NOLTE23 Apr 201846

Joy Reid’s old blog, The Reid Report (2000-2014), is littered with even more anti-gay posts than were originally discovered, reports the far-left blog Mediate. The MSNBC host is claiming these latest discoveries were not written by her, but by hackers as a means “to taint my character.”

Earlier this year, Reid admitted to authoring a number of posts on her old site that mercilessly ridiculed then-Republican Florida Governor Charlie Crist as a homosexual (even after he married a woman). Reid was clearly using homosexuality as a pejorative, as a weapon of ridicule, so the left-wing MSNBC anchor’s homophobia has already been well- established.
Nevertheless, after she apologized for this (and because she is not a conservative), Reid was allowed to resume a media career that traffics in conspiracy theoriesrace-baiting, and uninformed Trump-bashing.
Here are some the new finds on Reid’s old site that she claims she did not write:
Keeping it real … most straight men feel exactly the same way, and would have the exact same reaction to the idea of stripping naked in a sweaty locker room in close quarters with a gay teammate. Most straight people cringe at the sight of two men kissing… Most straight people had a hard time being convinced to watch ‘Broke Back Mountain.’ (I admit that I couldn’t go see the movie either, despite my sister’s ringing endorsement, because I didn’t want to watch the two male characters having sex.)
Does that make me homophobic? Probably. And I’m not exactly proud of it. But part of the intrinsic nature of “Straightness” is that the idea of homosexual sex is … well … gross … even if you think that gay people are perfectly lovely individuals. For the record I’m sure gay people think straight sex is gross, too, it’s the that the nature of political correctness is that gay people are allowed to say straight sex is gross but the reverse is considered to be patently homophobic.
While defending a Marine General who declared homosexual acts “immoral,” Reid (or her hacker) wrote in 2007…
“Some people use the [word] ‘immoral’ when they really mean ‘distasteful’ — I think a lot of heterosexuals, especially men, find the idea of homosexual sex to be … well … gross, and they lump it in with immorality.”
Mediaite adds that Reid (or her hacker) went on, “And then there are the concerns that adult gay men tend to be attracted to very young, post-pubescent types, bringing them ‘into the lifestyle’ in a way that many people consider to be immoral… Ditto with gay rights groups that seek to organize very young, impressionable teens who may have an inclination that they are gay.”
Other posts included a list of the top five “totally not gay celebrities” that included CNN’s Anderson Cooper, and singer Clay Aiken,  who were only rumored at the time to be gay. In 2005, seven years before he came out, Reid said that Cooper is the “gayest thing on TV” and added that she  has it  “on good authority that Cooper is totally gay.”
Interestingly enough, Mediaite adds that Reid repeatedly wrote about opposing same sex marriage.
Reid’s hacker must have been fairly busy and thorough because dozens of politicians and celebrities were hit with gay jokes, according to Mediaite, including one aimed at her current colleague, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.
Here is Reid’s full denial:
In December I learned that an unknown, external party accessed and manipulated material from my now-defunct blog, The Reid Report, to include offensive and hateful references that are fabricated and run counter to my personal beliefs and ideology.
I began working with a cyber-security expert who first identified the unauthorized activity, and we notified federal law enforcement officials of the breach. The manipulated material seems to be part of an effort to taint my character with false information by distorting a blog that ended a decade ago.
Now that the site has been compromised I can state unequivocally that it does not represent the original entries. I hope that whoever corrupted the site recognizes the pain they have caused, not just to me, but to my family and communities that I care deeply about: LGBTQ, immigrants, people of color and other marginalized groups.
Even the left-wing Mediaite is skeptical:
It is worth noting, however, that Reid does admit these posts came from her blog … with the caveat that they were added by nefarious hackers after she had the site shut down. It’s unclear when the nefarious hackers would have hacked her site and added the controversial content, since it has been defunct for years and still is. More importantly, NBC could or would not specify exactly which posts Reid is claiming were doctored.
NBC probably does not care about this because the far-left, anti-Trump outlet is already a haven for homophobes, sex abusers, and enablers.
On top of Reid, there is Saturday Night Live star Alex Badwin, who has  long history of homophobia. Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski slut-shamed a woman who had photographic proof disgraced ex-Senator Al Franken (D-MN) groped her. Despite credible allegations of “stalking, groping and making explicit comments to female colleagues,” NBC still hired Mike Tircio to anchor the Winter Olympics.  Andrea Mitchell is a rape denier. NBC paid off a staffer who accused Chris Matthews of harassment, and  no fewer than six NBC staffers were fired for various acts of sexual misconduct, which in some cases went on for years.
Being a homophobe, sex abuser, or enabler, appears to be the opposite of a disqualifier at NBC News, so Reid has nothing to worry about.
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'He doesn't have a plane, you a**hole': Guilty Bill Cosby screams out in court tirade, after DA claims he is a flight risk and asks $1M bail be revoked as disgraced comic faces dying in jail for sexually assaulting drugged woman


·         Bill Cosby lashed out after a jury of seven men and five women found him guilty of sexual assault after 14 hours of deliberation on Thursday
·         His outburst came as DA Kevin Steele demanded the comedian's bail be revoked
·         Cosby said 'he doesn't have a plane, you a**hole' after being dubbed a flight risk
·         He was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004 
·         The jury found the 80-year-old actor guilty of all on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, and each charge carries a maximum penalty of ten years   
·         Cosby refused to make a statement at a press conference following the verdict and was driven immediately home in a black SUV 
·         Judge Steven T O'Neill said Cosby was not to leave his home in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, unless for a bail hearing 
PUBLISHED: 15:13 EDT, 26 April 2018 | UPDATED: 18:01 EDT, 26 April 2018

Bill Cosby's true colors showed as he lashed out in court before speeding home in a large SUV after he was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand. 
As DA Kevin Steele demanded the comedian's $1million bail be revoked because he is a flight risk, Cosby, who was all smiles as he walked in to court ahead of the verdict, yelled out that 'he doesn't have a plane, you a**hole' in outrage. 
It came after the jury of seven men and five women unanimously found Cosby guilty on all three counts of aggravated sexual assault: administering an intoxicant, rendering his victim unconscious and penetrating her without consent. 
The 80-year-old actor now faces spending the rest of his life in prison as each count carries a sentence of up to ten years imprisonment. 
After the verdict was read, defense attorney Tom Mesereau met briefly with the press and said: 'The fight is not over.' 
Cosby refused to make a statement at a press conference following the verdict and was driven immediately home in a black SUV. 
Judge Steven T O'Neill said Cosby was not to leave his home in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, unless for a bail hearing. 
Bill Cosby has been found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in his home in 2004
Cosby waved to the crowd as the left the courthouse on Thursday after being found guilty of sexual assault
As DA Kevin Steele demanded the comedian's bail be revoked because he is a flight risk, Cosby, who was all smiles as he walked in to court ahead of the verdict, yelled out that 'he doesn't have a plane, you a**hole' in outrage
Cosby was flanked by police officers and his spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, after the guilty verdict was read
After the verdict was read, defense attorney Tom Mesereau (right) met briefly with the press and said: 'The fight is not over'
Cosby stood next to spokesman Andrew Wyatt as his defense team gave a statement to the press
Upon Steele's request to have Cosby's bail revoked, Judge O'Neill asked: 'What is it that you're saying will occur? That he will flee? What evidence do you have …to revoke the bail of an individual who has shown up for every single hearing over the past two years.'
Steele argued: 'The defense said at the beginning that $3.38million is nothing to him. 
'I don't think any amount of bail can assure his presence under these circumstances. We ask that bail be revoked.'
Asked where he thought Cosby would go, Steele said: 'Anywhere. He has a plane.'
At this Cosby yelled that 'he doesn't have a plane you a**hole!'
O'Neill called for order but went on to berate Steele, who has not made any move to have bail raised throughout the past two years for seeking to have it revoked.
He said: 'Based upon his age and his medical condition I'm not going to simply lock him up at this stage.'
O'Neill said that Cosby was not to leave the courthouse until they had determined that the court held his passport but said that there was no reason why he should not then return home on the $1 million. 
O'Neill told him he was not to leave his home unless for a bail hearing.
After the court cleared Cosby stood, huddled with his defense. He walked out aided by spokesman Andrew Wyatt and flanked by court officer.  
When asked about Cosby's outburst in court later, Steele said: 'I guess you got to see a brief view of who he was. That's just him acting out. I think everybody got to see who he really is when each of those prior bad act witnesses got to testify.
'The guy was an actor for a long time and it was an act. It was an act. We got to see who he really was.' 
Cosby refused to speak at a press conference following the verdict and was driven home in a black SUV
Judge Steven T O'Neill said Cosby was not to leave his home in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, unless for a bail hearing
While it's unclear who was outside Cosby's home, two men were seen hugging on the front steps after Cosby arrived
Cosby's large SUV drove directly from the courthouse in Norristown to the comedian's home in Cheltenham
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Cosby accuser Lili Bernard let out a sob as the foreperson delivered the guilty verdict on each charge.
O'Neill thanked the jury for their service, 'for removing themselves from their families and lives.' He told them 'you have sacrificed much for you country and justice.'
Cosby did not immediately react to the verdict, but instead sat sat in silence with his eyes cast down. His wife was not in court.
Andrew Wyatt, Cosby's spokesperson who has spoken so vehemently in the disgraced actor's defense throughout the trial, sat in stunned silence, leaning forward in his seat with his face a mask of misery. 
Women's rights attorney Gloria Allred and several Cosby accusers made statements after the verdict was announced.  
Gloria Allred said: 'Justice has been done! We are very thankful. It took a great deal of courage, in the beginning many were not believe. 
'We are so happy that finally we can say women are believed and not only in #MeToo but in a court of law where they were under oath, where they were smeared and denograted and attacked and after all that they were believed.
'Proved beyond a reasonable doubt. The jury believed women and I'm the happiest I have been about any court decision in 42 years.'
Allred added: 'It's been a very long journey but this is a historic result. This is her story. The story of Andrea Constand. 
'The story of women who took the risk of taking on a rich powerful man, took the risk of being shamed and blamed so their truth could be known and believed. 
'And yes the MeToo movement is alve and well and living in Montgomery County and throughout this nation and this world.'
She went onto thank Steele and his team for taking a risk for justice.
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Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand (center) reacts after the guilty on all counts verdict was delivered in the sexual assault retrial at the Montgomery County Courthouse

Constand hugged her friends as she celebrated the guilty verdict on Thursday afternoon in Norristown, Pennsylvania
Flanked by supporters, Andrea Constand smiled in court upon hearing Cosby was found guilty of sexual assault
Cosby did not react to the verdict, but later lashed out when DA Kevin Steele demanded the comedian's bale be revoked
Accuser Chelan Lasha said: 'I feel like the judicial system works. 32 years of tears and nightmares are over.'
Another accuser, Lise Lott Lublin, said: 'I am extremely grateful that the jury was able to see past his defense attorneys lies. I truly hope his long list of victims will now be able to find some kind of peace.'
A third, Janice Baker-Kinney, said, 'I am overwhelmed with joy relief and gratitude. Joy that finally justice has been served, relief that this toxic chain of silence is finally over.' 
In his own press conference, Montgomery County District Attorney, Kevin Steele said: 'Andrea Constand came here to Norristown for justice and that's what 12 jurors from Montgomery County provided her.'
'Today we're finally in a place to say that justice was done. We have a responsiblity to seek justice and we have to go to wherever and whomever it takes us. I want to step back to a point that was pretty important
He said a Federal judge's decision to unseal of Cosby's deposition in 2015 was key in that its contents revealed the stark contrast between Bill Cosby the public moralist' and a very different Cosby 'guilty of improper and possibly criminal conduct.'
Steele also detailed how Cosby's sentencing would play out. 
He said: 'A sentencing date will be issued by the judge that is within 60 to 90 day period of time. There's a pre-sentence assessment that will be done, a sexually violent predator assessment that will be done.
'These assessments will then be used by the judge. The defendant may be facing years in prison - technically up to 30 years however we have to look at merger of those counts to determine what the final maximum will be.
'When a sentencing occurs there's also an assessment for the cost of prosecution. We will be arguing that the costs of both the trials, the sequestration, the sheriff's department will go to the defendant on this.
'When the defendant was talking about $3.38million as a paltry sum or a nuisance, clearly the costs will not be a problem for the defendant.'
As DA Kevin Steele demanded the comedian's bail be revoked because he is a flight risk, Cosby yelled out that 'he doesn't have a plane, you a**hole' in outrage 
The jury of seven men and five women unanimously found Cosby guilty on all three counts of aggravated sexual assaul
The 80-year-old actor now faces spending the rest of his life in prison as each count carries a sentence of up to ten years imprisonment
Andrew Wyatt, Cosby's spokesperson who has spoken so vehemently in the disgraced actor's defense throughout the trial, sat in stunned silence as the verdict was read

Cosby grasped spokesman Andrew Wyatt's arm for support after hearing the news that he was found guilty
The verdict is a devastating blow to Cosby's lead attorney, Thomas Mesereau - the man famous for securing Michael Jackson's acquittal in 2005.
But it is vindication for Constand, the five other accusers who testified in this case and the more than 60 others who claim to have been assaulted by Cosby over the years.
It is a career-saving victory for Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele who rode to election on his promise to bring Cosby to justice.
Last June jurors failed to reach a verdict after hearing Constand's testimony that she lost consciousness after taking three little blue pills from Cosby who told her they were 'her friends' and would help her relax.
She claimed Cosby then digitally penetrated her and assaulted her while she was immobile and 'could not fight him off.'
After close to 53 hours of deliberation they remained 'hopelessly deadlocked' and O'Neill was forced to declare a mistrial.
Back then Steele vowed to re-try the case and promised that the re-trial would not be a re-run of the first.
And at the beginning this seemed to be true of both the prosecution and the defense.
For a start there actually was a defense. Cosby's previous defense led by Brian McMonagle, assisted by Angela Agrusa lasted just six minutes.
McMonagle painted Constand as a bitter ex-lover out to punish Cosby when their affair went south. 
'It's a relationship,' he bellowed in his closing statement as he urged the jury to 'end this madness'. 
This time Cosby had switched out McMonagle and Agrusa for a superannuated team led by Los Angeles attorney Thomas Mesereau, famous for getting Michael Jackson acquitted in 2005. 
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Cosby accuser Lili Bernard (left, with fellow accusor Caroline Heldman) let out a sob as the foreperson delivered the guilty verdict on each charge

Attorney Gloria Allred stands with accusers of actor and comedian Bill Cosby after a jury convicted him in a sexual assault retrial

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele (center) speaks to reporters at Montgomery County Courthouse after Cosby's guilty verdict
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Joined by co-counsel Kathleen Bliss, Becky James, Lane Vines and associates Rachael Robinson, Jaya Gupta and Jason Hicks their sheer numbers made them a formidable presence. 
According to Mesereau, a striking courtroom figure with his mop of snow-white hair, honeyed voice and hand-tailored suits, this case was all about 'money, money and lots more money'. 
Constand was a manipulative 'con-artist' out to extort a lonely old man.
He even had a witness - Marguerite Margo Jackson previously excluded on the grounds that Constand had claimed not to know her - who would tell the jury that Constand once shared an idea to falsely claim that a celebrity had assaulted her for the sole purpose of bringing a lucrative lawsuit.
That was always her plan according to the defense. And when she brought a civil suit and settled for $3.4 million in 2006, Mesereau crowed, 'She pulled it off'. 
He said the prosecution's attempt to depict Constand as 'some innocent babe in the woods' who naively took drugs from Cosby that night was ludicrous.
According to Mesereau she was a woman whose dreams fame and fortune had fallen flat. A career in sports broadcasting had come to nothing.
She was a misfit with a history of drug issues and financial problems, who stiffed former roommates on credit card and utility bills and once ran a pyramid scheme with her then close friend Sheri Williams.
The prosecution team was the same - Steele, deputy District Attorney M Stewart Ryan and Kristen Feden who is now in private practice in Philadelphia but returned as a special prosecutor.
But where last time O'Neill had permitted just one of the more than 60 other women to have accused Cosby of sexual assault to testify, this time he admitted five.
The first to testify to his 'prior bad acts' was Heidi Thomas. She was a 24-year-old aspiring actress and model when, in 1984, Cosby invited her to a remote ranch house in Nevada with the promise of mentoring her. Asked to do a 'cold read' of a drunk woman he offered her a glass of wine to use as a prop. 
Exhausted jurors ended day one of its considerations after rehearing excerpts from Cosby's old deposition evidence
Cosby stands accused on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, and each charge carries a maximum penalty of ten years
Cosby appeared positive as he walked into court on Thursday morning ahead of the verdict. At one point he pointed to the sky

Cosby did not react to the verdict, but instead sat sat in silence with his eyes cast down. He's pictured above before jury deliberations on Thursday morning
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She said she lost consciousness after sipping the Chablis and had only 'snapshots' of memories of the next four days. 
She recalled him on top of her trying to force himself into her mouth. And she remembered her head at the bottom of a bed and his voice telling her 'your friend's going to cum again'. 
Thomas called him 'a serial rapist' from the stand.
Chelan Lasha was next. She wept, barely able to breathe at points, as she said she was a 17-year-old-model when she took pills offered to her by Cosby that he said would help the cold from which she was suffering.
She had visited his suite in the Las Vegas Hilton on the understanding that he was her friend and mentor. Instead she lay helpless as he pinched her breasts, humped her leg and grunted until she felt something warm on her leg.
In a moment of high emotion Lasha had looked across the courtroom and said 'You remember don't you Mr Cosby?'
Cosby remained impassive.
Janice Baker-Kinney, the third woman to take the stand, was a 24-year-old bartender at Harrah's Casino in Las Vegas when she and a friend went to a 'pizza party' at Cosby's invitation when he was headlining there in 1982. 
She admitted to taking what she thought were two Quaaludes. Her next memory is of waking up naked in bed with Cosby, with a 'sticky wetness' between her legs and a certainty she had been violated.
The world's first super-model Janice Dickinson was the fourth on the stand. The prosecution's star witness of sorts, Dickinson was also a risky choice given her infamous volatility.
She once stated that if she ever came face to face with Cosby - whom she accused of drugging and raping her in Lake Tahoe - she would demand, 'How f*****g dare you?' and punch him in the face. 
As Cosby walked into the courtroom on Thursday morning, he appeared to have a tight smile on his face

Cosby, pictured with his spokespeople, twice said 'good morning' as he entered the courthouse on Thursday morning
Cosby greets a man inside Montgomery County Courthouse on Thursday before jury deliberations started
But she proved a poised witness as she recounted being 'jolted awake' to find Cosby entering her after going to his room following a dinner at Lake Tahoe during which he had given her pills that he told her would help menstrual cramps.
She recalled thinking how 'very, very wrong' it was to have 'America's Dad' on top of her. 
Maud Lotte Lublin, the fifth woman to take the stand, had no memory of any assault at all.   
But, 25 years on she told the jury that she had visited Cosby in his suite in the Las Vegas Hilton and lost consciousness after taking two shots of Amaretto he offered her to help her 'relax'. 
The prosecution hoped to show a sinister pattern of behavior with this parade of women. Steele spoke of 'design' and urged the jury to see that what happened to Constand 'was no accident'. 
Mesereau set out to destroy the credibility of Cosby's accusers. 
The only discernible pattern he saw was that each woman was out for fame and money - specifically a chunk of the $100 million fund that women's rights attorney Gloria Allred (who represents three of the accusers) has demanded Cosby establish for his alleged victims.
But before the jury had heard from any of the other women they had listened to forensic psychiatrist Dr Barbara Ziv.
She was there to dismantle our assumptions as to how a victim of sexual assault 'should' or does act. She referred to these largely erroneous beliefs as 'rape myths'. 
The assumptions that a victim will flee, immediately report and then shun all contact with her assaulter are wrong, she told the jury.
Eighty-seven percent of victims know their abuser and just seven percent, or less, report the crime. The vast majority retain some sort of contact with their assailant in an attempt to 'make sense' of what happened. 


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Cosby accusers Lili Bernard and Caroline Heldman pose for a selfie while waiting in line before the courtroom opens at the Montgomery County Courthouse on Thursday morning
In the post #MeToo culture the prosecution hoped that jurors would be more open to the idea that women may not report an assault until long after the fact.
They also did their best to head off the issues last years' jury had with inconsistencies that peppered Constand's accounts to law enforcement. 
Feden had Ziv explain this too and she duly said in 20 years of practice she had yet to encounter a woman who gave a coherent, chronological account of a sexual assault.
Yet in a he said/she said the truthfulness of an accuser's claims is often judged on her ability - or inability - to give a clear and consistent account.
Knowing this, Mesereau honed in on what he presented as a particularly damning inconsistency.
In Constand's account of the assault in January 2004 she made a point of saying that she arrived at Cosby's home on an empty stomach. It was why she was reluctant to drink the wine he pushed on her, she said.
Yet when she made her first report to Cheltenham Township police she pinpointed the date as mid March. She said she had gone back to his house after a group dinner at a Chinese restaurant. She would have just had a 'big Chinese meal' Mesereau observed.
Challenged by him Constand said she'd just got 'confused' and that she was 'nervous.'
Mesereau went onto mock the notion that she was oblivious to Cosby's 'romantic interest' in her with relentless questioning about dinners alone with him at his home and one evening when she drove several hours to spend the evening with him at a casino in Connecticut. 
Judge Steven T. O'Neill of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas smiles while walking towards the courtroom for the verdict of Cosby's retrial

Attorney Gloria Allred talks with members of the media during a lunch break in Cosby's sexual assault retrial on Thursday
Defense attorneys Kathleen Bliss (in red) and Tom Mesereau (second right), walk into Montgomery County Courthouse on Thursday
Defense attorney Tom Mesereau, who was caught snoozing in court on Wednesday, walks through the courthouse on Thursday
Bill Cosby's wife Camille attends his retrial

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She ended up in Cosby's room post dinner - to get some baked goods she said. Mesereau scoffed at the idea and reminded the jury that she ended up 'laying in bed with the defendant'.
Last June, Constand had stridden into court, smiling and confident. This time her affect was very different.
She seemed diminished, thinner and older. Her hair was cut more closely. Her jaw was set more tightly. There was, she said, 'no upside' for her in this prosecution.
She had been 'relieved' to think that it was all over when, in 2006, she signed her $3.4million settlement in the civil suit she brought against Cosby.
When a Federal judge granted a request to have Cosby's civil suit deposition unsealed in 2015 Montgomery County Detective Bureau chose to re-investigate the case they had set aside ten years earlier.
Steele took the unsealed deposition as new evidence, brought in just under the wire for Pennsylvania's 12-year statute of limitations and the stage for this high profile trial was set.
Cosby did not testify in either trial but the court heard section of his deposition read aloud. In it he admitted to giving Quaaludes to young women with the intention of having sex with them.
And he gave his account of the night in January 2004 on which Constand claimed he drugged and assaulted her.
What Constand described as assault Cosby said was consensual. He told investigator that they engaged in 'a petting and necking session' during Constand had an orgasm.
And for all the billable hours expended, the witnesses called, experts recruited and millions of dollars thrown at this case by both sides this is what it all boiled down to: He Said/She Said - that simple, complicated, dynamic and whether or not that left room for belief beyond reasonable doubt. 


Five women  who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault have testified at the comedian's retrial. 
It was a big increase from the first trial, where there were just two women who took the stand - plaintiff Andrea Constand and Kelly Johnson.
This time Constand was joined by Janice Baker-Kinney, Janice Dickinson, Chelan lasha, Lisa-Lotte Lublin and Heidi Thomas.
Prosecutors had been hoping to have 13 women testify alongside Constand to speak to a pattern of behavior exhibited by the defendant.
Cosby, 80, has been accused of drugging and raping over 40 women.
Janice Baker-Kinney claims that in 1982 (left)  she woke up naked in bed with the comedian - and he told her to keep their encounter to themselves
Kinney said she was 24 in May 1982 when she and a friend met Cosby at the casino where she worked in Reno, Nevada.
She said the three of them went back to Cosby's apartment, where he gave her some pills.
Baker-Kinney willingly took two pills and said she began to get blurry vision while playing backgammon with Cosby. 
Hours later, she claims, she woke up naked in bed with the comedian - and he told her to keep their encounter to themselves.
'I was mortified at what had happened,' said Kinney back in 2015 when she went public with her allegations at a press conference. 
'All this time, and for many, many years, I felt that this was my fault.' 
The defense tried to deny Baker-Kinney's admission as a witness by arguing that her story is 'nothing like Ms. Constand's' because she only met Cosby once, 'voluntarily' took quaaludes and apologized for passing out.


Janice Dickinson (left in 1982) claims that Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982 after giving her an unknown pill while they were in Lake Tahoe
The supermodel claims that Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982 after giving her an unknown pill.   
Dickinson said in that 2014 interview that Cosby invited her to dinner to discuss a role on The Cosby Show and at one point offered her a glass of wine and a pill.
'The next morning I woke up, and I wasn't wearing my pajamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man,' she told Entertainment Tonight.
'I remember waking up with my pajamas off and there was semen in between my legs.'
Dickinson said her last memory of the night was of Cosby taking off his robe and climbing on top of her, and that the next morning she remembers 'a lot of pain.' 
The supermodel claimed the incident occurred in Lake Tahoe, California in 1982.
In her memoir, Dickinson detailed some of her evening in Lake Tahoe with Cosby but told a very different story.
She said she was drinking with Cosby at dinner and after being invited back to his room told him she was tired, at which point he slammed his door in her face.
Legal claims made by Cosby and his team may be why she decided not to print her current version of the story.
She said back in 2014 that she came forward because she believes the other victims who have spoken publicly, and that it is the 'right thing to do.'
As for what she would say to Cosby if she saw him, Dickinson did not mince words.
'How dare you,' she said.
'Go f*ck yourself. How dare you take advantage of me. And I hope you rot.' 
She is also currently preparing to face off with Cosby in a defamation lawsuit filed because of his response to her allegations.
Soon after that 2014 interview aired, Cosby's attorney Marty Singer responded to requests for comment by disputing Dickinson's claim that she was drugged and raped by his client and calling the allegation 'an outrageous defamatory lie.'
A judge ruled in November that because he sent out that statement and a subsequent press release Singer will also face claims in the case.
'We fail to see how justice is served by granting Singer a windfall immunity based on Cosby’s pursuit of a meritless motion,' wrote California Second District Court of Appeals Associate Justice Laurence Rubin.
It was also ruled that Dickinson could recover all legal costs related to the appeal from Singer and Cosby. 

Chelan Lasha (left in 1986) claims that Cosby attacked her when she was just 17 in 1986 when she was an aspiring model
Lasha said in a 2014 press conference that Cosby attacked her when she was just 17 in 1986 when she was an aspiring model.
She said her stepmother had sent pictures of her to the star and he called her at home in Las Vegas, inviting her to the Hilton Las Vegas, where he was performing and she had a job.
She then went up to Elvis Presley suite to meet him and after telling him she had a cold, he gave her a blue pill, which he said was an antihistimine, with a double shot of Amaretto. 
She said: 'He was rubbing my neck and saying that he might have to have someone come in and give me stress therapy.'
She claimed he told her to change into a Hilton bathrobe and wet her hair to see the modelling scout.
Someone did briefly come up to the room, pertaining to be from the Ford Modelling Agency -telling her to she needed to lose 10 pounds - and taking some pictures.
Then, Chelan said, Cosby walked her to the bedroom and gave her another shot of Amaretto, which he claimed would help her cold.
'I laid down,' she said: 'He laid down next to me on the bed and began pinching my left nipple and humping my leg while he was grunting.
'I could not open my eyes. I couldn't move or say anything. I felt something warm on my legs. Then I blacked out.
'Thirteen to sixteen hours later I woke up by hearing Mr Cosby clapping his hands and saying 'Daddy says wake up'. He gave me $1500. He said the money was to buy something nice for me and my grandmother and he also invited me to go to the Temptations show with my grandmother.
'My grandmother went but I did not go because I was too sick. Then he invited us to his show. My grandmother really want to go. I did not, but I went with her and heckled him. As a result, I was fired my from job.'

Lisa-Lotte Lublin (left in 1989) believes she was sexually assaulted by Cosby while passed out in his hotel in 1989
Lublin said she met Cosby in 1989 at a hotel in Las Vegas and that he asked her to perform an improvisation so that he could evaluate her acting.
According to the ex-model, she and Cosby were in the Elvis Suite at the Hilton Hotel when he offered her two drinks and proceeded to pet her hair.
A short time later she passed out, but she remembered the color of the walls in the room and a flood of bright light she said in a 2015 press conference. 
She said that she believes she was sexually assaulted by Cosby while passed out in the hotel.
Prior to this, she and her mother had gone for a run with the comedian.
The defense argued that Lublin assumes she is a victim based on other media accounts but can only remember Cosby stroking her hair. 

Heidi Thomas (left in 1984) said she found herself in bed next to a naked Bill Cosby who was 'forcing himself' in her mouth back in 1984
In 1984, Heidi Thomas, nee Johnson, was a 24-year-old model from Denver, Colorado, who was dreaming of a career in acting.
Thomas was being represented by the city's top modelling agency, JF Images, but by 1984 she was questioning whether or not she wanted to stay in the business.
Then one day in the spring of 1984, she got a call from an agent who told her that a famous entertainer was searching for young talent to mentor.
Thomas said that Annie Maloney, of JF Images, instructed her to travel to Reno, Nevada, where she was supposed to meet with Bill Cosby, who allegedly had expressed interest in becoming her acting coach.Cosby greeted Thomas at the entrance and ushered her inside, according to the woman.
The aspiring actress began by performing a monologue for Cosby, who then asked her to do a cold read of a person who was intoxicated.
Thomas said Cosby was not impressed because to his mind, she was not convincing as a drunk. 
She recalled that Cosby wanted her to relax, so he poured her a glass of Chablis.
The married music teacher said that her memory of the next several hours is very hazy, but when she woke up later that night, she found herself in bed next to a naked Bill Cosby who was 'forcing himself' in her mouth.
According to the woman, the married comedian then got on top of her and said to her: 'I'm your friend... your friend is gonna [ejaculate] again,' according to the 54-year-old mother of three.
Thomas said she was confused as to what happened and eventually stormed out of the room and slammed the door behind her, but she later apologized to Cosby for being rude.
She spent three more days with Cosby and said they were all hazy and a blur. 
The defense argued she has given three versions of her story. 


MSNBC continues to maintain its red wall of silence on Joy Reid. But the ugliness just keeps rising.
The old blog posts by the progressive personality reek of every bigotry that the left claims to condemn. And, as Bre Payton at the Federalist notes, there's even a call to ethnically cleanse Jews from Israel.
Iran's pres strikes again Says "move Israel to Europe"
"You believe the Jews were oppressed, why should the Palestinian Muslims have to pay the price? You oppressed them, so give a part of Europe to the Zionist regime so they can establish any government they want. We would support it. So, Germany and Austria, come and give one, two or any number of your provinces to the Zionist regime so they can create a country there... and the problem will be solved at its root."
I hate to admit that Mr. Amadinejad has a point ...
Not only is Joy Reid a a racist, but she's illiterate. So there are two things that qualify her to work at MSNBC.
(and a plurality of the Israelis are former German nationals, plus lower castes consisting of Eastern Europeans, Russians, Sephardic Jews from the Mediterranean and at the bottom of the social pyramid, Falasha Africans ...)
Actually a majority of the Israelis are from the Middle East. Most of them having come from Muslim countries where they were persecuted.
Most Israelis are not and were not German nationals. Eastern Europe would be more on the money early on. Ben Gurion and Netanyahu's father were Polish Jews. As were many other Zionist leaders. Golda Meir was from Ukraine and then Milwaukee. The part of Russia today known as Belarus produced many others. I don't believe that a single Israeli prime minister was a German national or descended from them. German Jews made important contributions to building Israel. But the idea that they were the ruling elite is more racist nonsense from Joy Reid.
Reid's "lower castes" actually ran Israel.
But while Roseanne's comments were enough to get her fired and her show canceled, no amount of vile posts from Joy Reid will get MSNBC to dump her. Because there's a double standard here.