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15 Times Bill Cosby Was a Huge Hypocrite

Comedian’s entire career is full of examples where his public statements stand in stark contrast to his alleged crimes

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THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Bill Cosby -- Air Date 08/01/2008 -- Episode 3599 -- Pictured: Actor/comedian Bill Cosby performs on August 1, 2008 -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank

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Those of us who have been waiting since last winter for Bill Cosby to experience some legal retribution for the scores of sexual assault allegations against him are basking in a bit of schadenfreude this week. The comedian's deposition in the Andrea Costrand case – in which Cosby admits to giving at least one 19-year-old woman Quaaludes before sex – has been released to the public. In an especially satisfying twist, the Associated Press won its petition to have the decade-old documents unsealed for precisely the reason Cosby wanted them to remain private: They hurt his public image as a moral authority. Judge Eduardo C. Robreno declared that Cosby's self-appointment as a "public moralist" heightened public interest in the 2005 lawsuit, undermining his argument against releasing the documents.

Judge Rebreno cites Cosby's infamous 2004 "pound cake" speech as evidence of the comedian's belief in himself as a moral authority. But he could have gone even further back in Cosby's career to unearth tons of similar examples. In retrospect, Bill Cosby's entire public life provides a treasure trove of flat-out hypocrisy. Here are 15 of the most egregious moments when Cosby's actions and declarations stand in stark contrast to his alleged crimes.

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