What’s Current: Bill Cosby to host town halls on how to avoid sexual assault allegations

Less than a week after a judge declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby’s his sexual assault case, Cosby has announced he’s going to hold a series of town hall meetings in Alabama where he will teach men how to avoid sexual assault allegations. Buzzfeed reports:

“On Good Day Alabama, [a] Cosby spokesperson, Ebonee Benson, suggested that part of the motivation for the town hall series was to educate people about the dangers of false accusations… ‘Laws are changing,’ Benson said. ‘So this is why people need to be educated against a brush against the shoulder — anything at this point can be considered sexual assault. It’s a good thing to be educated about the laws.’”

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Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.