Members of press issue mea culpas on botched Bill Cosby coverage, Spain arrests Granada priests over child sex abuse

November 26, 2014 Comments Off on Members of press issue mea culpas on botched Bill Cosby coverage, Spain arrests Granada priests over child sex abuse

Members of press issue mea culpas on botched Bill Cosby coverage  November 25, 2014

Some members of the press who covered Bill Cosby over the past 40 years are now issuing mea culpas, saying they failed to follow up on the many accusations leveled at the comedy legend over the years.

Bill Cosby’s official biographer Mark Whitaker says he was wrong in not addressing the numerous allegations of sexual assault leveled against the comedian. Whitaker’s admission comes on the heels of New York Times columnist David Carr taking to task a number of writers – himself included – for turning a blind eye to the claims….

Cosby, 77, has been publicly accused by at least 18 women of sexually assaulting them or attempting to sexually assault them over the past four decades. His lawyers have denied the claims and called many of the women liars and opportunists. Cosby refused to address the stories in recorded interviews with the Associated Press and National Public Radio. He told the publication Florida Today: “I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos.”

But despite the denials, venues on Cosby’s tour are dropping like flies….
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/11/25/members-press-issue-mea-culpas-on-botched-bill-cosby-coverage/

Spain arrests Granada priests over child sex abuse
24 November 2014
Police in Spain have arrested three priests and one layman on suspicion of child sex abuse, according to the country’s interior minister….

The Archdiocese of Granada suspended several priests last week after a man wrote to Pope Francis saying he was abused when he was an altar boy….

However, Spanish newspaper El Pais said all were believed to be members of the ultraconservative group known as Los Romanones….
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30178934

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