Yesterday, the #MeToo movement claimed its first legal victory when Bill Cosby was convicted on all three counts of sexual assault. Oh, Bill. You should have known after they brought you back for a second trial your ass was going to jail this time. They didn’t bring you there to perform, even though apparently you still did. So y’all know things are about to start going downhill for ol’ pill pushin’ Bill. For example, Atlanta based television network Bounce has decided it’s time for them to bounce from supporting Cosby by yanking reruns of The Cosby Show from their lineup.
This isn’t the first time the show has been pulled from networks. TV Land and BET dropped the show in 2015, and after yesterday’s conviction more networks will probably follow suit. Page Six reports that Bounce wasted no time in pulling the plug on the show.
“Effective immediately, Bounce is removing ‘The Cosby Show,’” the network said in a statement to multiple media outlets.
Cosby starred in the award-winning sitcom for eight seasons, with TV Guide calling it the “biggest hit” of the 1980s. The now-disgraced comedian was convicted of sexual assault on Thursday.
Cosby is now out on $1 million bond awaiting sentencing, which should occur within the next 90 days but may take longer. He’s also been deemed a flight risk, but it would probably be best for him to stay home since he’s pretty much America’s Most Hated right now. I never thought I would live in a world where Bill Cosby is convicted of drugging and raping women. The Jell-O dude?? But you know what, he’s not the beloved character he once played on a popular sitcom. He’s a sexual predator who got away with a heinous crime for years and now he’s got to pay the price because each charge carries with it a range of five to ten years. He’s 80 years old now. Any amount of time he serves in jail is a death sentence so the rest of The Cosby Show cast better stack whatever royalty checks they got coming quick. Because that source of income is about to dry up real soon.