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Cosby’s Career in Serial Sexual Assaults Spanned Cultural Eras  

Author:  Roslyn Myers, Ph.D., J.D..

Source: Volume 15, Number 04, Spring 2023 , pp.81-88(8)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Like his acting career, Bill Cosby’s grooming of underage and young adult women for sexual assaults spanned wildly different cultural eras as Cosby’s fame increased from the 1960s to the 2000s. Although the wide range of accusers described sexual offenses occurring at different places and at different points in Cosby’s career, all of the victims were young at the time—many of them minors—and all of the disclosures described a similar pattern of grooming and drugging prior to the sexual assaults.

Keywords: “Date Rape” Drugs; Child Victims; Statute of Limitations Reforms; “Look Back” Windows

Affiliations:  1: John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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