Raven Symoné, a former Cosby Show star, finally spoke up about rape allegations against Bill Cosby after shying away from the topic for months ever since the accusations began during Tuesday’s The View.
On ABC’s daytime talk show, where the former child star co-hosts, Symone said, “I don't really like to talk about it that much because he's the reason I'm on this panel in the first place. He gave me my first job.”
“But at the same time you need the proof, and then I'll be able to give my judgment here or there,” Symoné adds.
“And now there are real facts. More people can come up."
— The View (@TheView) July 7, 2015
According to documents exposed in an Associated Press investigation, the 77-year-old Emmy Award-winning comedian admitted that he obtained Quaaludes and gave them to at least one woman he wanted to have sex with. This was revealed on Monday.
Candace Cameron Bure, who was temporarily filling in for The View co-host Rosie Perez and who was also a former Full House star, says that last night’s revelation indicated to her that Cosby was “guilty, guilty, guilty.”
Symoné’s response to Bure’s comment was, “but guilty of what?”
— Yahoo TV (@YahooTV) July 7, 2015
Whoopi Goldberg, The View co-host, who has been defending Cosby since the allegations began says “In America, you're still innocent until proven guilty. He has not been proven.”
Symoné’s only comment on the topic before last Tuesday’s show was a post on Instagram in November denying that she was victimized by Cosby while doing the show.
She said this after a rumor had circulated that she had been one of Cosby’s victims.
"Everyone on that show treated me with nothing but kindness. Now keep me out of this,” Raven Symoné says.