"Forgiveness is a choice you make to give up anger and resentment, even while acknowledging that [alleged] misconduct happened ... Forgiveness is for you, not for the forgiven." Amit Sood, in book "The Mayo Clinic Guide To Stress-Free Living." Here you can order it from Amazon.
In America, the holidays begin next week. One of the best gifts we can give ourselves is to forgive Bill Cosby. We may never know, unless there is legal action taken (and not settled with a gag order) if the allegations about him are true.
Meanwhile, though, we are piling onto ourselves anger and resentment. Those are killers, sometimes literally.
Nelson Mandela forgave his jailers. Centuries before that Jesus Christ asked his father to pardon those who put him to death. And in even more ancient times Socrates seemed fairly philosophical about how the world worked.
The gift of forgiveness will free us. It could also trigger an internal paradigm shift in Cosby. He might see the world from a less self-protective perspective.