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.
Thank you @WhoopiGoldberg.; Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) December 3, 2014
Thank you @MissJillScott, from the Cosby Family.; Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) December 3, 2014
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?”
Bill Cosby: Career in pictures
Bill Cosby: Career in pictures
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Winner of his first Emmy for 'I Spy' is Bill Cosby being congratulated by his wife Camille held at Americana Hotel, 1966
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Bill Cosby in 'I Spy', 1960s
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Bill Cosby in July 1973 in Perth
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Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor in 'California Suite', 1978
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Bill Cosby and Elmo in Sesame Street, 1989
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Bill Cosby poses for a picture with Florence Griffith-Joyner in June 1989
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Comedian Bill Cosby back in 1992
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A scene from a 1992 episode of 'The Cosby Show'
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US Monica Seles breaks into laughter as she jokes with comedian Bill Cosby during a celebrity match in the stadium at the US Open for the Arthur Ashe AIDS Challenge on 27 August 1995
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Bill Cosby meets Toronto Blue Jays' All-Star Joe Carter after the Stars played the Stripes in the Celebrity All-Star game which preceded workouts for the 67th All-Star Game at Veterans Stadium on 8 July 1996 in Philadephia
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Co-hosts Oprah Winfrey and Bill Cosby joke with each other during the opening of the 2000 Essence Awards 14 April 2000 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City
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Bill Cosby jokes with baseball great Hank Aaron after they both received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award from U.S. President George W. Bush during a ceremony on 9 July 2002 at the White House in Washington
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Bill Cosby poses backstage after winning the 'Bob Hope Humanitarian Award' during the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on 21 September 2003 in Los Angeles
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'Tonight Show' host Jay Leno and comedian Bill Cosby laugh during a surprise visit by Cosby to sign a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that Leno is using to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina at NBC studios on 9 September 2005 in Burbank, California
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Bill Cosby speaks during a taping of 'Meet the Press' at the NBC studios on 14 October 2007 in Washington
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Bill Cosby at the 12th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center on 26 October 2009 in Washington
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Bill Cosby speaks at the National Action Network's 20th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards gala in New York on 6 April 2011
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Bill Cosby during the 100th anniversary celebration of the Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows supporting the Motion Picture & Television Fund and the American Comedy Fund, 2012
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Bill Cosby speaks onstage at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 25th Awards Gala on 11 November 2013 in Washington
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Bill Cosby performs at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on 26 September 2014 in Las Vegas
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.
@ShelbyKnox oh ok. So they've proven the alleged allegations? I didn't know. Will they also be giving him back the millions he's donated?; ⭐Jill Scott⭐ (@missjillscott) November 24, 2014
She was later questioned by social media users over the tweet and called the allegations “insane”.
@SimplyBerry u know Bill Cosby? I do child and this is insane. Proof. Period.; ⭐Jill Scott⭐ (@missjillscott) November 30, 2014
The singer brought the conversation to end this week, adding that rape victims need to support any claims with “evidence”.
We will respectfully have to agree to disagree.; ⭐Jill Scott⭐ (@missjillscott) December 1, 2014
Rape is a despicable, cowardly crime. If you've been raped- plz do NOT shower, go to police IMMEDIATELY, have a rap kit done. GET EVIDENCE.; ⭐Jill Scott⭐ (@missjillscott) December 1, 2014
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.Reuse content