Here is the recording of my live appearance today on NPR’s “On Point”
Michel Martin asked me, as the time left in the hour-long program was ticking down, what ethical obligations consumers—that is, the audience for his concerts, TV shows and albums—have regarding Cosby, in light of the rape allegations against him. Here is what I would have answered, if I had time.
“The legal profession must have some ancient and passionately held standards for how to offer a confidential settlement without sliding into blackmail, which Cosby’s lawyers accuse the plaintiff of doing. How do those work, and which side’s lawyers (if either) are most likely to be acting ethically?”
“Hypnotism 101” isn’t required in law school, but it’s recommended…
An ignorant and misleading post will never assist in finding the truth.
If the only way a lawyer can represent his client zealously is to actively endorse and abet the client’s lies, then the lawyer should withdraw from the representation.
Why is Bill Cosby’s past avocation as a Hollywood power-abuser and serial sexual predator suddenly so upsetting to Hollywood that they are recoiling from him now?
We can wait until the whole sordid mess plays out, but as someone who has spent a lot of time researching and training managers about sexual harassment, it is all but certain that Al Gore’s reputation is a goner. One accusation of sexual harassment can be and often is a false alarm. When more allegations … Continue reading Al Gore, Bill Cosby and the Ethics of Flawed Messengers
Maybe this latest smoking gun will lift the veils from the eyes of apathetic and gullible voters, and we won’t have to wait until Joe Biden shoots someone in Times Square to find out just how far gone the American public is.