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Bill Cosby’s Spokesperson Compares Him to Jesus, Says He’s a Victim of a “Sex War” in a Truly Bananas Press Conference

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After dozens of women came forward with their stories, and a long and protracted court battle that left many discouraged, justice was finally served as serial predator Bill Cosby was sentenced to 3-10 years in prison for the aggravated indecent assault of Andrea Constand in 2004. Cosby’s sentencing closes the chapter on one of Hollywood’s most prolific and horrifying serial sex offenders. While Cosby’s survivors shared emotional reactions to the sentencing, his spokesperson Andrew Wyatt delivered one of the most absurd and nonsensical statements to the press.

In his rambling speech, Wyatt compared Cosby to none other than Jesus, saying “They persecuted Jesus and look what happened,” he continued, “Not saying Mr. Cosby’s Jesus, but we know what this country has done to black men for centuries.”

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Really dude? Really? You’re comparing serial rapist Bill Cosby to Jesus H. Christ? I mean, I get it. Who can forget that time Jesus turned water into cappuccinos filled with quaaludes? Or that time he delivered the sermon on the mount, where he threatened dozens of women into staying silent about sexual assault?


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Also, the “look what happened” part truly mystifies me. Is Cosby going to rise in three days and walk out of a cave? Wyatt continued on, comparing Cosby’s trial to Brett Kavanaugh’s hearings and claiming that there is a “sex war” against these men. There has been a “sex war,” one perpetrated by men against women’s rights, voices, and bodies since the literal dawn of time. The real sex war is the one that women are struggling to wage against the powerful men who abuse them, and the systems and culture in place that place more importance on a man’s reputation and future than on that of their victims. People quickly took to Twitter to call out Wyatt’s absurd claims, and to make fun of the phrase “sex war”, which frankly sounds like the title of an upcoming Michael Bay movie.

The only sex war that’s happening is that predators are now (finally) being held accountable for assaulting people (at least some of them are). And the only moment of righteousness is the long overdue justice for Cosby’s victims. Hopefully, Andrew Wyatt will now slink back into whatever hole he crawled out of, and keep Jesus’s name out of his mouth.

(via Vox, image: POOL/AFP/Getty Images)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.