Whoopi Goldberg Backtracks After Defending Bill Cosby: ‘All the Information …

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Whoopi Goldberg Backtracks After Defending Bill Cosby: ‘All the Information That’s Out There Kind of Points to Guilt’.

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.

, one of the few celebrities who has defended Bill Cosby ever since the many rape allegations against him resurfaced, has changed her stance on the scandal. Goldberg, 59, sat down for a one-on-one Tuesday with Dan Abrams, ABC News’ chief legal affairs anchor, in an interruption to the usual round-table debate style of The View. “I’ve been taking a lot of heat for various reasons,” said Goldberg, who has received heavy criticism for her defense of Bill Cosby, of her decision to invite Abrams on the show. Goldberg, who admitted she was unaware of this legal technicality, responded by saying, “I always thought if you could take somebody to court, then you can have the accuser say ‘That’s who did it, this is what it is,’ but you’re saying all that is left to these women is the court of public opinion.”

So “The View” brought on ABC News legal analyst Daniel Abrams Tuesday to explain that because of the statute of limitations in various states, it is very unlikely that any of the women making accusations against Cosby will be able to take him to court. “I can’t say any more ‘innocent until proven guilty,’ can’t say that anymore,” Goldberg said, “because there’s no way to prove it. It is sad that Bill Cosby is so sick that he puts his friends in that position.” Goldberg concluded Tuesday’s segment by addressing Cosby: “It looks bad, Bill.

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