Bill Cosby thanks Whoopi Goldberg and Jill Scott for support over rape allegations

Both Goldberg and Scott have been open about their defence of the actor

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Bill Cosby has shown his gratitude to Jill Scott and Whoopi Goldberg after they both publicly expressed their support for him amid numerous rape allegations made against him.

The actor and comedian has denied all claims. The most recent allegation claims that Cosby sexually assaulted an underage girl, who has since filed a lawsuit seeking a jury trial and an unlimited amount of compensatory damages.

He shared two tweets thanking Goldberg and Scott, who have both questioned why the alleged victims didn’t go to the police at the time of the alleged assaults.



In November, Goldberg said on US television show The View that she had “a lot of questions” about the claims and would “reserve… judgement”.

“Perhaps the police might have believed it. Or the hospital. Don't you do a kit when you say someone has raped you?” she asked.

“Isn’t that the next step once you make an allegation? Don’t the cops take you into a hospital for a kit?”

 

Last month, singer Scott was asked to sign a petition urging Temple University to cut their involvement with Cosby, who served as a board member of the alma mater. He resigned from his position this week.


She was later questioned by social media users over the tweet and called the allegations “insane”.


The singer brought the conversation to end this week, adding that rape victims need to support any claims with “evidence”.



In 2006, Andrea Constand claimed that Cosby had drugged and assaulted her in his Philadelphia mansion in 2004 - allegations firmly denied by his lawyers. Over 13 alleged victims were proposing to testify but the civil case with Constand settled in 2006. The terms of the settlement remain undisclosed.

Cosby has never been arrested or charged with any offence arising from the allegations.

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