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NEWS
July 11, 2015 | By Madeline R. Conway, Inquirer Staff Writer
A mural on Broad Street in North Philadelphia depicts the Bill Cosby that Philadelphia once revered. The comedian stands tall in the 2008 Father's Day painting, his eyes kind and smiling, alongside civil rights leaders including the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela. In yet another sign of Cosby's fall from public grace, the mural will soon disappear. A Philadelphia native who attended Temple University on a track and field scholarship in the early 1960s, Cosby has long been a city icon.
NEWS
July 22, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
The head of the Temple University faculty union said that board of trustees chairman Patrick O'Connor's representation of comedian Bill Cosby in a sexual-assault lawsuit posed a conflict of interest and that O'Connor should "seriously consider" stepping down. Art Hochner, president of the Temple Association of University Professionals, said Monday that O'Connor should have either stepped down from the Temple board before representing Cosby in 2005, or asked Cosby to find another lawyer.
NEWS
July 10, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andrea Constand, the former Temple University employee who lodged sexual-assault allegations against Bill Cosby in a 2005 lawsuit, now says she wants to publicly tell her story. In court filings Wednesday, Constand asked a federal judge in Philadelphia to void a confidentiality agreement in her settlement deal with the actor-comedian, saying he and his representatives had repeatedly violated its terms and had left her little recourse but to respond. She also asked for the release of a full transcript of a deposition Cosby gave in the case.
NEWS
October 3, 1989 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributors to this report include the Associated Press, Reuters and USA Today
Erinn Cosby, who left a Rhode Island drug rehabilitation facility nine days ago, said she began a cocaine habit four years ago but her parents had no inkling of it until she told them in a letter six months ago. At that time, her habit had reached $200 a day. "People see Bill Cosby as a super dad," the comedian's 23-year-old daughter is quoted as saying in this week's National Enquirer. "But I'm proof that drug and alcohol tragedies can happen even in the most loving families. " The TV star is quoted as saying that he responded to her situation with "tough love" and advised her to seek treatment.
NEWS
July 9, 2015
I WAS wrong. Bill Cosby didn't deserve the benefit of the doubt. He cheated on his wife, Camille. He cheated on his kids. He cheated on the people who fell in love with Dr. Huxtable, because they couldn't see any line of demarcation between him and his alter ego. He cheated on Philadelphia. He broke my heart. It's not as if my heart hasn't been broken before. I almost married a man who claimed to be something he was very clearly not - an honorable person. I grew up in a milieu where drinking and adultery and all the other "if it feels good do it" vices were common currency in the social market.
NEWS
July 9, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writers
Bill Cosby offered to pay college tuition for two women who alleged he drugged and sexually assaulted them, according to court filings unsealed this week. The scholarships were not intended to buy his accusers' silence, Cosby maintained in a 2005 deposition. But both offers were made immediately after the women confronted him about the alleged sexual encounters. His admission regarding the tuition payments could further complicate one of the 77-year-old actor-comedian's most visible philanthropic legacies - the millions of dollars he and his wife, Camille, have given to universities and individuals seeking college degrees.
NEWS
July 8, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bill Cosby testified that he gave powerful sedatives to a 19-year-old woman in 1976 before the two had what he described as consensual sex, according to court filings unsealed Monday from a 2005 lawsuit. The now-77-year-old actor-comedian said under oath that he had obtained seven prescriptions for Quaaludes, a depressant, with the intent to use them in sexual encounters with women. He later said he gave them to only the 19-year-old, whom he met backstage at a Las Vegas comedy show.
SPORTS
November 27, 1991 | ELWOOD P. SMITH/ DAILY NEWS
The Cos himself, Bill Cosby, was on hand to see his hometown team, the 76ers, lose to the Cavaliers, 95-91, at the Spectrum.
NEWS
August 25, 1988 | By Tim Panaccio, Inquirer Staff Writer
You might say Hank Julicher is a genuine Sunkist worshiper. To him, life is just an orange. "You squeeze and squeeze until nothing is left," he said. "I got plenty of juice left. " Julicher does nothing halfway. As the founder of Julicher Athletic Facilities Inc. in Conshohocken, he turned a fondness for tennis into a multimillion-dollar, international business. Julicher is flamboyant, outspoken and not the least bit modest. And he's a six-time college dropout. "My major was matriculation," he said.
NEWS
August 17, 2004
ENOUGH already with Bill Cosby and his diatribe about how black kids don't speak correct English, and blaming it on the parents. Although it's true that many teenagers speak poorly, and walk a crooked path, you can blame a lot of it on the movies, with their violence, and the rock concerts and the way life is portrayed among the poor, with drugs, and bad homelife, etc. Bill Cosby - all of this is not new. Get off your high horse and stick...
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