Bill Cosby has been accused of rape by dozens of women across the nation, and all of the alleged victims’ stories seem to match up. It’s not looking good for the man whose character served as a father figure to millions of Americans.
But as bad as the accusations look (and they look really, really bad), Cosby hasn’t been convicted or formally charged with a crime.
So now fans and critics alike must get to the sordid business of separating Cosby the man from his legacy. It may prove an impossible task, but if you subscribe to the notion of innocent until proven guilty, here are some reasons why it’s still okay to like Bill Cosby (sort of).