*Bill Cosby continues to be haunted by his own words.
The latest blast from his past amid current rape and sexual assault accusations was discovered in a 1999 book aimed at recent college graduates, in which he mocks “affirmative consent” rules on campuses, the Huffington Post reports.
In the book, titled “Congratulations! Now What?” Cosby reflects on the positive aspects of graduation — for instance, not being subjected to “campus sex police” who are “ready to charge you with sexual harassment if you put your hand on any woman besides one who had asked you for help in crossing the street.”
In a chapter titled “No More Pre-Caressing Agreements,” Cosby concocts a scenario set in “a leafy college lane,” in which a male and female student attempt a date. After the guy tells the girl that she looks good in the moonlight, she hoots back, “Max, I don’t want you to have a record, so I’ll pretend you didn’t say that without permission. Do I have to quote the Supreme Court on Ruddy v. Weinstock and Kansas State?”
The male replies, “Sorry. OK, Simon says: May I look at your face?”
Later, the couple negotiates their hand holding, with the woman eventually offering “a couple of knuckles.”