Goldberg Stands Down as Cosby Defender

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Whoopi Goldberg Finally Stops Defending Bill Cosby: Information “Kinda Points to Guilt”.

After a legal expert explained how the statute of limitations works in rape cases on “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg reversed her position on Bill Cosby and now says the information against Cosby “kinda points to guilt.” Dan Abrams, chief legal analyst for ABC News, appeared on “The View” Tuesday and explained that for nearly all of Cosby’s accusers — who now number more than 30 — it’s impossible to seek retribution in criminal court because the statute of limitations has expired for their cases. “What we’ve learned is there’s no recourse for these women except what they’re doing.NEW YORK — Bill Cosby’s biggest public defender, Whoopi Goldberg, is backing off her support after getting some legal advice Tuesday on the daytime talk show “The View.” Goldberg defended Cosby last week after the release of court documents showed the comic admitted in 2005 to obtaining Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with.

I don’t care.” Critics have lashed at Goldberg for the way she questioned model Beverly Johnson after she published an account in Vanity Fair alleging that Cosby drugged and tried to sexually assault her and for defending Roman Polanksi, who has been accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977. “You got a serial rapist, he’s been on the streets for 30 years,” Goldberg said. “I have to say, I thought, ‘Here’s all the information. Goldberg, 59, explained that she had thought that if the allegations were true, Cosby would already be in jail regardless of when the women claim their assaults happened. But the legal analyst cautioned, “Anything he says can and will be used against him.” “It looks bad, Bill,” Goldberg said, addressing the comedian through the camera. “Either speak up or shut up, because people know now that there’s a lot more out there than they thought.”

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