*A coalition of African American Los Angeles civil rights leaders have withdrawn their support from entertainer Bill Cosby and are calling upon Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Leron Gubler to remove Cosby’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
States Najee Ali, director of Project Islamic Hope.
“Bill Cosby, by his own admission, obtained drugs in order to use (on) young women he wanted to have sex with. As far as I’m concerned Cosby is a serial rapist. Rape is rape…..and we should all understand the devastating and traumatic pain this does to a woman for the rest of her life. Nearly 40 women have come forth publicly over the years stating publicly that Cosby drugged and had sex with them without their consent. Which is rape.
“Cosby deliberately placed himself in a position of high moral standards and told the African American community who they are to be, while he was cheating on his wife and drugging and raping women nationwide. This is the epitome of hypocrisy revealed. Cosby has been lying to his wife, family, loved ones, friends, colleagues, fans, the community of African American students, and the entire African American community.
“Shame on Whoopi Goldberg and the other African American Cosby supporters. Cosby did this to himself. Your continued support of a serial rapist is a major reason why women don’t want to report sexual assault because they feel no one will believe them. We are men against rape. These women have our full support. That’s why we’re calling for the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President Leron Gubler to remove Bill Cosby’s star from the walk of fame.”
Where: Crenshaw and King Blvds. (Walmart side)
Los Angeles, California 90018
When: Thursday July 9, 2015
Time: 10:00 am (Pacific)
Sponsored by: Project Islamic Hope CEO Najee Ali.
Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable CEO Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinson. Also: South Central Coalition CEO Harvest Thomas and a coalition of African American activists.