A #MeToo message
Yesterday 81-year-old actor Bill Cosby, accused by more than a dozen women of sexual abuse, was sentenced to 3-10 years in Pennsylvania state prison. Classified as a “sexually violent offender” by the court, he will not be free on bond during the appeal process. He was handcuffed in the courtroom and taken directly to a local correctional facility to prepare for transfer to the state prison.
Note to boys and men: Yes, it could happen to you if you assault or abuse women.
Note to girls and women: Yes, there can be justice if you come forward and speak up.
Lesson for all: Regardless of age, gender, reputation, or wealth, sexually abusing someone can result in your conviction and imprisonment.