Will we ever be able to find The Cosby Show funny again? The seemingly endless number of women who came forward (or reiterated prior claims) in late 2014, accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault, is too great to be ignored. The fact that many of the alleged assaults took place when the accusers were young teenagers, and when Cosby was at the height of his sitcom fame, makes the whole situation that much worse — as does fact that Cosby and his lawyer continue to adopt an "ignore them and they'll go away" approach (which, granted, has worked quite well for them in the past). It sadly seems like the lovable father figure that many American children grew up with is, at best, a fallen hero, and, at worse, never existed in the first place.
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