On Tuesday, actor and comedian Bill Cosby was sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman more than a decade ago. Pennsylvania Judge Steven O’Neill deemed Cosby as a “sexually violent predator” and the actor was then handcuffed before being taken to prison. Apparently, though, in the age of Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump, and the GOP, if something happened decades ago, it’s no longer an issue. Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is accused of sexual misconduct during his time in high school and college but that’s been dismissed by Republicans in numerous ways, and it seems that Cosby’s publicist agrees with them.
Cosby’s publicist, Andrew Wyatt, said on Tuesday after the sentencing outside of the courthouse that both Cosby and Kavanaugh are victims of an ongoing “sex war” in Washington, D.C.
“What is going on in Washington today with Judge Kavanaugh is part of that sex war that Judge O’Neill along with his wife are a part of,” Wyatt said in reference to the judge who presided over Cosby’s trial.
Bill Cosby’s publicist, Andrew Wyatt, claims both Cosby and Brett Kavanaugh are victims of “a sex war” that is “going on in Washington today.” pic.twitter.com/jRHOjzUZD7
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 25, 2018
“No one is above the law. And no one should be treated differently or disproportionately because of who they are or because of wealth, celebrity or even philanthropy,” O’Neill said during the sentencing.
Trump has been bashing Kavanaugh’s alleged victims in an attempt to paint them as liars.
The Democrats are working hard to destroy a wonderful man, and a man who has the potential to be one of our greatest Supreme Court Justices ever, with an array of False Accusations the likes of which have never been seen before!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2018
Trump attacked Kavanaugh’s first accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, claiming that if her sexual assault allegations were “as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local law enforcement” immediately.
Then, Trump attacked Kavanaugh’s second accuser.
“The second accuser has nothing,” Trump told reporters. “The second accuser thinks maybe it could have been him, maybe not. She admits she was drunk. She admits time lapses.”
Comparing Kavanaugh to Cosby probably isn’t going to help Trump’s nominee because the actor is going to prison for felony sexual assault. Trump, too, has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct. Cosby’s sentencing is a milestone for the #MeToo movement.
We’re sure Kavanaugh really appreciates Wyatt’s support, though.
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