Topic: Bill Cosby

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  • Strauss-Kahn and five other vexing sexual assault cases

    Strauss-Kahn and five other vexing sexual assault cases

    Sexual assault cases rank among the most difficult to prosecute, as the one against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is demonstrating. Held under house arrest since being charged with sexual assault of a maid at a New York hotel, the French politician was released on his own recognizance Friday amid questions about his accuser’s credibility. The “he said, she said” nature of such cases is one complicating factor (as is getting victims to report sexual assaults in the first place). But so are prosecutorial zeal, power politics, personal troubles of accusers, and even false accusation. Here are five high-profile sex-crime cases that fell apart, in which one or more of those factors played a role.

  • Esperanza Spalding: Grammy talent evident, back in 2008

    Esperanza Spalding: Grammy talent evident, back in 2008

    Esperanza Spalding won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist Sunday night in Los Angeles. Just a few years ago, Esperanza Spalding spent time in Boston - first as a student, then as a teacher at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music.

  • Tina Fey thanks Sarah Palin for top comedy award

    Tina Fey thanks Sarah Palin for top comedy award

    Tina Fey is the youngest (and the third woman) to win of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

  • Willie Nelson and Tupac in the Library of Congress?

    Willie Nelson and Tupac in the Library of Congress?

    Willie Nelson, Tupac Shakur, and Creole Jazz were included by the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry, highlighting 'diverse beauty, humanity and artistry" of the American soundscape.

  • Father's Day: For Obama, more than just a card and tie

    Father's Day: For Obama, more than just a card and tie

    Addressing fatherlessness has been a priority of the Obama administration. A day after Father’s Day, Obama announced the President’s Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative.

  • Gary Coleman: child star appeared at pivotal time

    Gary Coleman: child star appeared at pivotal time

    'Diff'rent Strokes' star Gary Coleman, who died Friday, became a household name at a transitional period for black child actors.

  • Tina Fey to get prestigious Mark Twain humor prize

    Tina Fey to get prestigious Mark Twain humor prize

    Tina Fey joins the ranks of Bill Cosby, Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin and others who have won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

  • Gallery Most-watched TV series finales

    Home Improvement — 35 million viewers tuned in to see if Wilson would come out from behind the fence when the show ended on May 25, 1999. Actor Tim Allen, one of the stars of the show, is seen here.

  • Hello Jell-O! Bill Cosby and Jell-O are back together again

    Hello Jell-O! Bill Cosby and Jell-O are back together again

    It's been 10 years, but Bill Cosby and the Jell-O brand are back together in a "Hello Jell-O" campaign.

  • Six Picks: Recommendations from the Monitor staff

    Six Picks: Recommendations from the Monitor staff

    Wallace & Gromit track down a 'cereal killer,' 'Cosby Show' marks 25 years, Lev Grossman's latest novel is like 'Narnia' for adults, and more.

 
 
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