I’ve muttered something or other about Cosby before. But this rather takes the biscuit:
Bill Cosby’s latest move in his one-man war against women is to once again render them shapeless, meager, unresponsive, this time through the courts. He is countersuing seven of his rape accusers for defamation, ostensibly in response to the defamation suit filed against him last year by Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz, Louisa Moritz, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis and Angela Leslie.
But more than just a last-ditch effort to salvage his legacy, the countersuit strikes me as more misogyny – perhaps the same hatred that might have driven him, as the accusers allege, to rape and sexually assault more than 50 of them over the past 30 years. There is something so brutally primal, so exquisitely perverted, about someone using all they have to take everything you are without consent.
Defending yourself is now misogyny.
Blimey. Even Julie Bindel would allow a man to do that.