Bill Cosby Will Never Be Exonerated in Hollywood (Column)

Bill Cosby Will Never Be Exonerated in Hollywood (Column)

A Pennsylvania jury may not have been able to reach a verdict on Bill Cosby’s conduct, but Hollywood rendered its decision more than two years ago.

The declaration Saturday of a mistrial in the aggravated indecent assault case against the 79-year-old comedian is extremely unlikely to make a difference as far as Cosby’s career prospects are concerned.

Cosby’s long run as a top comedian, TV star, and commercial pitchman came to an end in 2015. After dozens of women came forward with allegations of being raped and drugged by Cosby, it became impossible for him to headline a comedy tour or hawk Jell-o on TV. For a personality who had been part of the fabric of American pop culture for a half-century, this irreversible fall from grace may be the toughest sentence of all.

Cosby’s downfall came at a time when he had hoped to add another chapter to his storied TV career. He

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