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Whoopi Goldberg: The Evidence Against Bill Cosby “Points to Guilt”

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Lena Dunham blasts Bill Cosby during onstage event with Judd Apatow: ‘To me (he’s) just a rapist’.

After facing backlash for her continuously staunch defense of Bill Cosby — amid multiple rape allegations brought against him — Whoopi Goldberg seems to have changed her mind during Tuesday’s episode of The View. “If this is to be tried in the court of public opinion, then all of the info out there kind of points to guilt,” she said.

“It’s a pretty shocking headline: Cosby Show was not a show Lena Dunham engaged with,” Judd Apatow joked at the Film Society of Lincoln Center Summer Talks Monday night in New York City. Just last week, the View host spoke up for Cosby following a recently unsealed 2005 deposition in which the comedian admitted to giving one woman a sedative and purchasing quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with. The director took part in a 90-minute chat with Dunham in front of a live audience to wrap a weeklong retrospective of his work ahead of the release of the Amy Schumer’s comedy “Trainwreck,” which opens Friday. How is that possible?” As early as last week, Goldberg continue to appear as if she were defending Cosby by comparing his situation to the infamous case nvolving the Duke Lacrosse players in 2006 and how they were falsely accused of rape. “None of you coming after threatening me will change the fact that no one has convicted him,” she said on last Wednesday’s installment. “He has not been arrested, and the bottom line is that’s the law.

Goldberg, who says she’s gotten death threats for her stance up to now on Cosby, brought on ABC legal analyst Dan Abrams to discuss Cosby, interviewing him about how the criminal justice system handles rape allegations and state statutes of limitation. Although he has never been charged with a crime and has denied the allegations in the past, recently unearthed Cosby testimony from 2005 confirmed that he did procure Quaaludes in the 1970s for the purpose of seducing young women. Even after that revelation, Goldberg insisted on air that Cosby had not been “proven a rapist.” In the days since, Goldberg has been widely ridiculed for her passionate defense of the 78-year-old performer. If the public objects, the public has to pressure state legislatures to change the law, he said. “If you want to do something you say to your legislators, women should be able to come forward when they decide to come forward, not forced into a particular time frame,” Abrams said. “You have to change the laws.” Meanwhile, he said, the public is entitled to conclude that Cosby is guilty of the allegations against him, especially since the accusations seem compelling. “It’s impossible to ignore the consistency of these stories,” he said.

So I can’t say anymore ‘innocent until proven guilty’ because there’s no way to prove it.” In Goldberg’s words, she’s “been taking a lot of heat” lately for her open support of Cosby, the long-beloved creator and star of The Cosby Show, who has been accused of sexual assault by more than 40 women over the past year. It just wasn’t a show that I particularly engaged with.” Dunham added, on a more serious note while still laughing, “It’s true, it’s just that there’s a way that that’s going to be twisted that I haven’t explored multiple avenues of culture because I’m spoiled and I’m Jewish. Goldberg said she now understands better that under the current legal system, the women who have accused Cosby have no other recourse except to do what they are doing — attempt to try him in the media.

I watched ‘Family Matters.’ I just didn’t watch Bill Cosby.” “Oh, and in case anyone’s distracted, Judd’s wife lent me her engagement ring,” Dunham clarified to the prying eyes wondering whether it meant she’d be getting hitched to boyfriend Jack Antonoff. “We were at dinner and I liked it and she just said to wear it!” Wearing Leslie Mann’s ring made Dunham nostalgic, and she wanted to share a story of when she first began working with the “This is 40” director and attended a Christmas party with him. “The reason why (Cosby) does stand up is because he doesn’t want to go home to Camille because he doesn’t want to explain what happened,” he said before adding, in his best Cosby voice, “I wish I could come home but … I’m at Cracker Barrell in West Covina, California, but when I get home I will explain about the women and the drugging and the raping, but first I’m at Howard Johnson.” They discussed the topic in the wake of the unsealing of court documents from 2005 in which Cosby admitted to drugging women for sex. Either speak up or shut up, ‘cause people know now there’s a lot more out there than they thought.” Singer and actress Jill Scott made a similar public about-face on the comedian last week.

Sadly his own testimony offers PROOF of his terrible deeds, which is all I have ever required to believe the accusations,” she tweeted. “I stood by a man I respected and loved. Meanwhile, an effort is underway to force the White House to consider taking back Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, which Cosby received from President George W.

The petition, drafted by Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE), a sexual assault prevention and awareness group, currently has just over 10,000 signatures. Phillips said he was not prepared to dismiss Cosby’s brilliance or his legacy, but he had some advice for the man he still admires. “Bill, you have a family who loves you, a wife who is devoted to you; you have more money than you can spend.

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