Bill Cosby accuser ‘Lisa’ came forward via the ‘Dr. Phil’ show
*Lord have mercy. Another day and another woman comes forward with new allegations about Bill Cosby.
The woman – who will only identify herself as “Lisa,” claims the funnyman got with her in a hotel room, gave her two drinks that made her dizzy, and then proceeded to stroke her hair with her body between his legs . Yes, that what Lisa says. It’s the last memory she has of the night in 1988 before blacking out.
In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil, Lisa speaks out for the first time about her alleged experience as a 21-year-old aspiring model when she says Cosby offered to help her career. She joins more than 20 women who have come forward in the media claiming that the legendary actor drugged and/or sexually assaulted them years ago.
“I was very excited to go and see him. I was star struck. I felt invincible. I couldn’t believe that he wanted to see me,” Lisa tells Dr. Phil. “I got to the hotel, he was a gentlemen and he was respectful and kind. And he seemed very interested in me, and that made me feel very secure in seeing him again … My mother trusted Bill completely.”
But Lisa claims he ended up betraying that trust during a mentoring session in his hotel suite. Get MORE at Huffington Post.
*(Via USA Today) – As unfathomable as it may seem, the NBA’s ultra-competitive Western Conference just got deeper, more talented and more compelling.
Thursday, the Dallas Mavericks reached a deal to acquire four-time All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics, and the Mavericks are now looking at this impressive starting lineup: Rondo, shooting guard Monta Ellis, small forward Chandler Parsons, power forward Dirk Nowitzki and center Tyson Chandler.
Already the top offensive team in the league, scoring 113.6 points per 100 possessions, the Mavs added a quality point guard whose main objective is to create for others.
But even with that outstanding offense and a 19-8 record, Dallas is still behind Memphis and Houston in the Southwest Division and in sixth place in the conference standings. The Mavs felt they needed to make a move that would help them climber higher in the standings and believe Rondo is the player to help them do that.
*(Via HuffPost) – Attorney General Eric Holder, who in the past has spoken frankly about racial inequalities in the U.S. criminal justice system, will revisit the subject Thursday during an interview with MSNBC’s Joy Reid.
In a taped segment that aired Thursday (12-18-14) on “The Reid Report,” Holder and Reid met at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, to discuss the fraught relationship between American law enforcement and many people and communities of color — an issue that has received national attention this year with the police killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, among other unarmed black males.
“I certainly think that we have to build up a better relationship between young people, people of color and people in law enforcement,” Holder told Reid. “There is distrust that exists on both sides. There’s misunderstanding that exists on both sides.”
*(Via iDateDaily) – By now everyone has probably heard about the unfortunate tragedy that took place with Floyd Mayweather’s friend/associate, rapper Earl Hayes and Earl’s wife, VH1 celebrity Stephanie Moseley.
Numerous reports state that Earl Facetime’d Mayweather in a rage claiming that Stephanie had been unfaithful (allegedly the affair was with R&B singer Trey Songz) and that he was going to kill her. Floyd pleaded with him to calm him down but his efforts were in vain, ending in a murder-suicide. My condolences to the family of both Stephanie Moseley & Earl Hayes, as well to “Money Mayweather” for having to witness this happen to two personal friends.
Whenever these type of unfortunate circumstances occur, I think it’s important that we all reevaluate how we look at love and relationships. I believe, overall, there is a very unhealthy view of love & relationships in our society. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure death by murder-suicide as a result of being heartbroken by a cheating spouse, isn’t as rampant as say, cancer deaths, but the mentality that spawns that should still be addressed.
We have to evolve our love. We have to revamp our relationships. This idea that we own our girlfriends/boyfriends/spouses is a ridiculous notion. We have to change how we love. Now sure, if you get into a committed relationship and you agree to keep it monogamous, it will definitely sting if you find out your partner has broken that trust. However we should have a more mature perspective on these situations. Obviously we shouldn’t go and kill them for giving in to their perfectly normal desires of enjoying moments with other people, but we also shouldn’t get too bent out of shape about it.
I believe we get mad about it because we take it as some sort of knock to who we are as lovers, companions, etc. But why must that be the case? Why can’t it just be that your partner wanted to enjoy someone else? — without wanting to end that relationship with you, without having anything negative to say about you, and/or without you doing anything wrong at all. That’s also a possibility and there’s nothing wrong with that.
“I think that monogamy is artificial. I don’t think it’s something that comes natural to us.” – Tom Ford
The embattled comic’s attorney, John P. Schmitt has released a statement that we assume is intended to clarify Cosby’s comment to NY Post reporter Stacy Brown regarding his treatment by African American media.
In particular it calls out MSNBC broadcaster/commentator Professor Michael Eric Dyson, who is referred to as “persistent critic” of Mr. Cosby, for his ” mean-spirited and reckless rhetoric.”
Statement of John P. Schmitt, counsel to Bill Cosby:
Mr. Cosby’s comments to Stacy Brown which were reported in the New York Post on December 14 continue to be misconstrued in a way that can only call into question the fair-mindedness of certain commentators. As previously noted, Mr. Brown identified himself to Mr. Cosby as a free-lance reporter for a number of African-American media.
To be clear, Mr. Cosby did not ask for special treatment from the African-American media. To the contrary, he asked that they adhere to journalistic standards and approach the story in a neutral manner – without a predisposition on either side of the story. It is of course what we would expect of all media. Those words, which are clear on their face and with which any fair-minded person would have to agree, have now been the source of even greater criticism of Mr. Cosby.
In perhaps the most egregious example, Michael Eric Dyson, who has been a persistent critic of Mr. Cosby’s call for responsibility in the African-American community, has stated that Mr. Cosby’s request for neutrality is part of what he calls Mr. Cosby’s “rape [of the ] entire black community.” Mr. Cosby understands that Mr. Dyson does not agree with Mr. Cosby’s views, but such mean-spirited and reckless rhetoric cannot go unchallenged by responsible people and journalists.
Watch Michael Eric Dyson make his comments against Bill Cosby:
(Bill Cosby’s Lawyer (Via Statement) Goes in on Michael Eric Dyson)
*They haven’t been married all that long, but they want to start a family, pronto.
Nope, Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson are not wasting anytime. Evan and Ashlee, who were married in August at Diana Ross’ (Evan’s mother) estate, told the world in November that they were already at work making a baby.
“We’re working on it,” Ross, 26, told E! News at the premiere of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1.” “I would like it. As many [kids] as possible!”
BTW, word is the couple recently spent Thanksgiving splitting time between their two families.
“I do green bean casserole,” Ashlee, 30, said about her holiday cooking. “I can do all the casseroles. I’m from Texas.”
Although this will be Evan ‘s first child, the expectant mom, Ashlee, has a boy, Bronx Mowgli, 6, with ex-husband Pete Wentz.