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Bill Cosby’s Lawyers Compares Sex Assault Trial to Emmett Till Lynching

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*Lawyers for Bill Cosby compared his sex assault trial to the lynching of Emmett Till in a TV interview Friday.

Ebonee Benson and Andrew Wyatt defended their client a day after he was found guilty of aggravated indecent assault while on “Good Morning America.” Host George Stephanopoulos asked if they really believe all 60 of his accusers are lying.

“Since when are all women honest? We can take a look at Emmett Till, for example,” Benson replied, referring to the black Mississippi teen who was lynched in 1955 after a white woman falsely accused him of rape.

Wyatt then called Cosby’s trial “a public lynching.”

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With a Montgomery County Sheriff officer in front of him and behind him, Bill Cosby, center, is escorted to Courtroom A in the Montgomery County Courthouse August 22, 2017 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
With a Montgomery County Sheriff officer in front of him and behind him, Bill Cosby, center, is escorted to Courtroom A in the Montgomery County Courthouse August 22, 2017, in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

“What [lawyer] Gloria Allred was able to do, she took a salt and pepper shaker — she shaked out a lot of salt and sprinkled in a little black pepper,” he said. “And the South came East. And that’s what we saw.”

Meanwhile, two of the women who’ve accused Cosby of sexual assault said he deserves to rot in prison for what he’s done.

“The first thing that went through my mind is joy and overwhelming tears,” Janice Baker-Kinney said Friday on “Good Morning America.” “Tears of joy, but I couldn’t stop sobbing.”

Baker-Kinney and Lise-Lotte Lublim, a sixth-grade teacher, were among five women who testified at Cosby’s retrial that the comedian drugged and molested them.

Lublim’s husband called her with the news.

“He said, ‘It’s guilty, it’s guilty’ and I just began to shake,” Lublim recalled. “My stomach started tumbling and I didn’t know what I was going to do. I was just like, ‘I just have to get out of here. I’ve got to get out of this room.’”

A jury convicted Cosby of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in the 2004 attack of former Temple University basketball administrator Andrea Constand at his Cheltenham, Pennsylvania home.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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