R&B singer Jill Scott is done defending beloved American comedian Bill Cosby from rape allegations made by multiple women who mysteriously waited for decades to come forward.
Scott, 43, says she was wrong for standing by Cosby after his deposition from a 2005 lawsuit was unsealed by a judge. In the deposition, Cosby, 78, admitted giving women the party drug Quaalude before having consensual sex with them.
“About Bill Cosby. Sadly his own testimony offers proof of terrible deeds, which is all I have ever required to believe the accusations,” she tweeted. “I stood by a man I respected and loved. I was wrong. it hurts!”
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Scott pointed out the disparity in the media’s wildly speculative coverage of the rape allegations.
Scott says Cosby should be treated like every other beloved American icon who falls from grace.
“I’ve watched – let’s say for instance, Phil Spector. I don’t know if that was a proclivity or a moment of insanity, or whatever it was. But he killed a woman,” she said. “And he was tried and convicted and is serving time and is still in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I’m noticing that Bill Cosby — or the legacy — is being pulled apart inch by inch. I’m saying what is fair for some should be fair for all, where if the punishment fits the crime then it should be dealt with for everyone not just some.”
“I’m just saying being a creator or being an artist that is a black man – that is beloved – is one of the most dangerous positions you can ever be in. Respected is one thing, but beloved is dangerous. And more importantly than everything else, they’re just people. Fallible and sometimes f*cked up.”
Despite the rape accusations leveled at Cosby by 45 women, police have no evidence to charge Cosby with anything.
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