The Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS) had an interview with Stacy Brown, the freelance reporter for the Washington Informer, who’s recent interview with Bill Cosby has went viral. Tom Joyner and J. Anthony Brown are on vacation so the interview was given by Skip Murphy, Sybil Wilkes and comedian Damon Williams.
SKIP MURPHY: Right now, you remember when Bill Cosby spoke out, just a little concerning the allegation surrounding him? Well, we have Stacy Brown, the reporter from The Washington Informer with us right now who got the scoop on Bill and good morning to you Stacy, how you doing?
STACY BROWN: I’m doing good. How are you?
SKIP MURPHY: Well, let me get this straight. So you called Bill Cosby and he answered the phone?
STACY BROWN: (Chuckle) To my surprise he answered the phone.
SKIP MURPHY: Mm-hmm. Right. What kind of mood was he in, Stacy?
STACY BROWN: Surprisingly he was in; I’d say he was in a really good mood. He didn’t seem like he had a care in the world.
SKIP MURPHY: Mm-hmm. Did you identify yourself? Did he know who was calling?
STACY BROWN: You know what, it’s so interesting, because I spoke to him about a year or so ago and this time when I called him I started to say my name, Stacy, and before I could say Brown he said; I remember you, I know who you are.
SKIP MURPHY: Okay, all right. Well, what questions did you ask Bill Cosby? Did he refuse to answer?
STACY BROWN: Well, right away – yeah, I’m sorry, right away I knew that he was not going to answer questions about the allegation. So I had a goal, if I were to get him I want to know how his wife, he’s been married 51 years, no one’s asking about Camille Cosby. How is she holding up? And I was able to do that. And see one of the thing about the black press, at least the black newspapers, I should say; especially The Washington Informer is positive news. We stay away from the scandal, if you will. So we were affording him an opportunity, at least I was affording him an opportunity, to have that chance to speak to an audience, or to a news organization that is not going to interject opinions.
SKIP MURPHY: Mm-hmm. So he made a statement to you about, he expected the black media to remain neutral?
STACY BROWN: Yeah. And a lot of people are really jumping on that statement saying that he’s, you know, asking certain things of the black media, or the black press in particular. I didn’t get that. I got that he knew he was talking to someone who writes for the black press, who – he knew he was talking to a black man. And I think, I really believe, and I could be wrong, but I really believe that he was talking to a white reporter with a white news organization, his message would’ve been similar, obviously the wording a bit different, but his call was just for fairness.
SKIP MURPHY: Mm-hmm. Well, how did …
SYBIL WILKES: And what about the comments from Mr. Cosby, Stacy, about, or at least his people saying that they didn’t like the way you went about it …
STACY BROWN: Of course not.
SYBIL WILKES: … in terms of …
STACY BROWN: Oh.
SYBIL WILKES: No, no, no …
STACY BROWN: Oh, go ahead. Go ahead.
SYBIL WILKES: … but I’m saying in terms of your identifying yourself as Stacy before you could finish (stating your last name) and also as far as recording the conversation and all of that was concern?
STACY BROWN: Well, first of all, I did identify myself and he said I need no introduction, really, based on, you know, but when you talk to a, I record all of my telephone interviews, because you have that element always to say they were misquoted. And I don’t want to as a journalist. I don’t want to misquote anyone. So anytime I’m going to interview you I’m going to record it.
SKIP MURPHY: Does that little voice come in and say …
STACY BROWN: And I think that most people have that expectation of a reporter.
SKIP MURPHY: Does the little voice come in on your call; This call is being recorded. Do they know?
STACY BROWN: No, no.
SKIP MURPHY: (Laugh)
STACY BROWN: And maybe some people could argue that it should be that way but I think if you’re talking to a reporter he, no question, knew he was talking to a reporter, you have to anticipate that the call is being recorded either digitally, you know, with a voice recorder, or notes are being taken.
SKIP MURPHY: Well, Stacey, what exactly did Bill Cosby tell you?
STACY BROWN: Well, he told me, first of all, it’s so interesting, because I had expressed to him that we have, in our reporting, The Washington Informer’s reporting, we had certainly spoken to his fans who have spoken up for him. And that’s been highlighted in our story. And he said to me he was very appreciative of that. He was aware that, of that, because his team had shared it with him, and he was going to instruct him to treat us like royalty. And I was telling him, well, that’s not what we’re asking for. He said; no, no, I’m going to tell them to treat you as royalty. And I thought that was interesting, especially given the statement that his lawyer gave out yesterday about our conversation.
SKIP MURPHY: Mm-hmm.
SYBIL WILKES: So what is your takeaway from all of this, Stacy, in terms of what Mr. Cosby said and also the people’s reaction to your interview.
STACY BROWN: The reaction is amazing because, you know, I didn’t know I had enough for a story. I didn’t think he gave me nearly enough, but I guess because he hasn’t spoken, and because he did say something of substance, at least about his wife, and that the whole black media comment, I guess it had so much legs, I looked Google and it’s like 1,300 stories about that particular interview. I really believe that he wants to talk.
SYBIL WILKES: Had he contacted you? Because he has called a lot of people and you know, and wanted to talk off the record. Had you received any kind of convers—any kind of call from his people or from Mr. Cosby in advance of this?
STACY BROWN: No, I had been talking to his people for about three and a half weeks before I called him. And it was about, obviously, a sit down interview, and things kind of stalled and I just decided just to give it a shot and give him a call.
SKIP MURPHY: Has that …
DAMON WILLIAMS: Is it true that he wouldn’t talk to anybody but Jet magazine?
STACY BROWN: (Laugh)
SKIP MURPHY: Stop with that, you know. There you go. Well, thank you, well, Stacy, is there a place where we can take a look at the transcript?
STACY BROWN: Well it’s all over the place now. So. (Laugh)
SYBIL WILKES: But definitely your newspaper.
STACY BROWN: Yes, The Washington Informer.com.
SKIP MURPHY: The Washington Informer. All right. The Washington Informer.com. All right, thank you so much, Stacy Brown. Have a wonderful Christmas holiday season. Thank you.
STACY BROWN: Thank you.
Histories Of Several Cosby Accusers Cast Doubt On Tales
1:04 AM 12/12/2014
Patrick Howley is an investigative reporter for The Daily Caller.
A number of women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault either have factual contradictions in their accounts or have personal histories that cast doubt on their claims, The Daily Caller has learned.
Five of Cosby’s recent accusers, including multiple women currently or previously represented by prominent feminist attorney Gloria Allred, have engaged in statements and behavior that warrant increased scrutiny of their public accusations against Cosby.
“There is virtually no standard by which the media are holding Mr Cosby’s accusers,” Cosby attorney Marty Singer told The Daily Caller in a statement. “Anyone and everyone who wants to file a suit or get on television can be guaranteed fawning coverage. The very same media have demonstrated an unconscionable disinterest in the veracity of his accusers and their motives.”
The wave of sexual assault allegations against Cosby recently re-emerged in the media after comedian Hannibal Buressreferenced past accusations in a standup routine.
Allred held a press conference last week with three recent accusers calling upon Cosby to pay $100 million in damages to the women or to agree to waive the statute of limitations on civil lawsuits.
The accusers presented below — gathered from an analysis of the women speaking out against Cosby — represent those individuals whose personal histories have raised red flags about either their credibility, their mental stability, or their run-ins with the law.
Attorney Gloria Allred and Chelan Lasha (Getty Images)
Chelan Lasha accused Cosby of sexual assault in a televised press conference with Gloria Allred on December 3, where Allred demanded Cosby pay $100 million in damages for Lasha and other alleged victims. Reached for comment, Allred directed TheDC to Lasha’s statement from the press conference stating the details of her alleged assault, which she claimed occurred in 1986.
Public records show that Lasha has long criminal rap sheet.
Chelan Lasha (Booking Photo)
She has been arrested for crimes including false reporting and prostitution.
Lasha was arrested in 2007 and charged in Arizona with false reporting to law enforcement and trespassing — she pled guilty on both counts. Lasha was previously arrested for theft in Oregon in 1988 and was convicted.
Chelan Lasha (Booking Photo)
Lasha was arrested on October 18, 2014 in California and was charged with possession of a billy club. She was also arrested in 2008 in Arizona for assault, disorderly conduct — fighting and trespassing, and pled guilty to disorderly conduct – fighting.
Lasha pled guilty following a 2008 arrest in Arizona for prostitution, which was her second prostitution charge, according to available public records. Lasha failed to complete a mandatory diversion program stemming from her prostitution arrest. A warrant was issued for her arrest.
Chelan Lasha (Booking Photo)
Actress Louisa Moritz, Bill Cosby accuser, seen at the 2011 Autograph Show (Splash Photo)
Moritz, 68, recently told The New York Daily News that Cosby forced his penis into her mouth in the dressing room and then threatened her backstage at the Johnny Carson-hosted talk show, which was then based in New York City.
But Internet Movie Database records show that Cosby and Moritz never appeared together on an episode of The Tonight Show in 1971.
Cosby appeared on The Tonight Show that year on March 3 with fellow guests Clifton Davis and Bob Kaufman and on October 19 with Buddy Greco, Sam Levenson, Jose Molina, and Gay Talese.
Moritz, meanwhile, appeared on the show on July 23 with Troy Donahue, Stan Kann, Rex Reed and Julie Wilson, on Aug. 23 with Bob Crane, Bob Russell and Nipsey Russell and on August 26 with Cliff Gorman, Vivian Reed, and mentalist Kreskin.
Presented with the discrepancy by phone Thursday, Moritz admitted that she wasn’t actually sure what year the alleged assault occurred.
“I think it was the year,” Moritz told TheDC.
“I was on the same episode,” Moritz said. “When they called my name and he went out. He went out when they called my name and he said ‘Hi.’”
“I’m not sure exactly when it was but my attorney was looking for that,” Moritz added. “I’m not sure because I’m in bed and I’m tired.”
Moritz provided the name of her Washington-based attorney Joseph Cammarata, who represents multiple Cosby accusers. Cammarata did not respond prior to publication.
P.J. Masten appears on HLN to discuss Cosby allegations (HLN screengrab)
Former Playboy bunny P.J. Masten claimed in a group CNN interview with other Cosby accusers last Friday that Cosby drugged her and raped her in a Chicago hotel, and alleged that other Playboy bunnies were also raped by Cosby.
But this isn’t the first time Masten has accused a high profile celebrity of sexual abuse.
Masten also joined in sexual abuse accusations against sportscaster Marv Albert in the 1990s, and was represented by lawyer Gloria Allred during the Albert case. Masten accused Albert of biting and assaulting her after Albert had already been accused of biting and assaulting another woman. Albert called Masten’s claim a “complete fabrication.”
Even Marv Albert’s original accuser, Vanessa Perhach, accused Masten of “riding my comet” and joining in the allegations against Albert only “for the money,” according to a 1997 New York Daily News article.
Allred told TheDC that she does not currently represent Masten in the Cosby matter. A message for Masten on social media was not returned by press time.
Tamara Green (REUTERS/Jim Bourg)
Cosby accuser Tamara Green has filed a defamation suit alleging that Cosby sullied Green’s “good name and reputation” by denying Green’s sexual assault allegations against him.
Several years ago, Green was suspended from practicing law by the State Bar of California and was placed on probation.
The State Bar Court of California recommended on Dec. 27, 2005 that Green be “suspended from the practice of law in the State of California for a period of two years” and that she “be placed on probation for a period of five years.”
The court found that Green “has a mental health problem, and the court found that there is sufficient evidence of a nexus between that mental health issue and respondent’s misconduct in this proceeding.”
Green also failed to disburse a $20,000 medical settlement to a client and instead pocketed the settlement for herself. Green also accepted a $1,000 retainer from a client that she did not contact or represent, and disconnected her telephone and changed office addresses without even informing a client that had retained her services in a civil case.
Green did not undergo rehabilitation for her mental health problem.
“Although Respondent [Green] has a mental health problem … she is not found to have undergone a meaningful and sustained period of rehabilitation from her mental health problem,” according to the court.
Green’s lawyer Joseph Cammarata, who also represents Moritz, did not respond prior to publication.
Attorney Gloria Allred and Beth Ferrier (Getty Images)
Former model Beth Ferrier has also accused Cosby of sexual assault.
But Ferrier made a point of visiting the set of The Cosby Show with her friends even after she claimed the sexual assault against her occurred.
Ferrier joined Allred’s press conference last week and later gave a CNN interview with Allred by her side. Ferrier alleged that she engaged in a “relationship” with the married comedian after meeting him in 1984, and that he sexually assaulted her after she broke up with him.
Ferrier admitted in her CNN interview that she visited Cosby “several times” after the alleged incident:
“I did go and several times see him in New York on the set at his Silver Star Studios when they moved that, because I felt that when I had my friends with me on the set that I could show him that I was doing very well and I was alive and strong, and –”
“And you felt that it was easier because you had friends with you for safety in numbers,” CNN host Don Lemon interrupted to volunteer.
Reached by TheDC, Allred did not elaborate on the specifics of Ferrier’s case.
I read the following recently and the merits of its logic can’t be ignored or denied any longer.
Bill Cosby Rape Facts: Based on historic serial rapist data statistics Bill Cosby is an international serial rapist. 98% of victims tell the truth; 5% of rape crimes are reported. 2% of victims lie; 95% of rape crimes are never reported because victims fear rapist reprisal. These statistics and supporting links are provided in detail below. As of March 1, 2015, 35 women have accused Cosby of rape. These 35 women represent only 5% of the victims Cosby raped. Cosby, a sociopath serial rapist, lacks conscience, empathy, remorse, guilt or shame. If you still doubt these statistics, you too Cosby, imagine one of these victims is a member of your own family, and then, please do your own research.
WHY! VICTIMS MATTER! These victims represent all of us, our families, our children, daughters, wives, mothers and sisters. When our courts and countries fail to protect our families we must take action. When our “so called” leaders and professionals tell us there is nothing we can do, it’s time for new leaders and professionals. Rapist Cosby didn’t rape just once 30 years ago, Cosby’s been raping for 50 years. We intend to pursue rapist Crosby until laws are fixed, he is convicted, he admits his guilt and or he dies. We may forgive, we will NEVER FORGET! Rapist Cosby has no one to blame but himself. Let’s be clear, rapist Crosby owns this.
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