Jemele Hill Calls Out People Using Race to Defend Bill Cosby

Jemele Hill Calls Out People Using Race to Defend Bill Cosby

Sports activities journalist Jemele Hill slammed folks utilizing racial disparity to protest Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case sentencing on Tuesday.

Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in jail for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. A number of folks in contrast the disgraced comic’s jail time to White celebrities who’ve evaded the courtroom system after being accused of sexual misconduct, together with Harvey Weinstein.

Hill acknowledged the racial “imbalance in our felony justice system.” She reacted on Twitter, writing, “Your place can’t be, as a result of Cosby is black, he ought to get the best to rape with out repercussions like a white dude. Trash place.”

Earlier than her criticism, the previous ESPN host acknowledged how Cosby’s legacy influenced her life. “Certain, I mourn the thought of Cosby — as within the TV present that made me need to attend a black faculty and heightened the significance of a black household.” Hill revealed, nonetheless, that she escaped a rape try and that her mom is a rape survivor.

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