Jill Scott Publicly Defends Bill Cosby Amidst Growing Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Jill Scott has decided to take a stand in support of Bill Cosby amid the growing number of women who allege sexual misconduct by the entertainer.

The singer made her position known on Cosby's ongoing scandal on Monday, bashing Twitter followers and the media for destroying the beleaguered comedian's "magnificent legacy."

Scott, 42, who received an honorary degree from Cosby in early 2014 at Temple University, the comedian's alma mater, from which he resigned as a trustee after 32 years, publicly defended him while responding to tweets on her personal Twitter account.

Needless to say, the response to her tweets was angry and mostly negative. However, the 42-year-old singer stood her ground in publicly defending Cosby's innocence.

The number of women who have come forward to accuse the 77-year-old comedian of sexual misconduct is up to 20 women.

This past weekend, supermodel Janice Dickinson, who was one of the first to make allegations against Cosby, gave an emotional interview on CNN about an alleged 1982 incident when Dickinson maintains Cosby drugged and raped her.

"I would like Cosby to come out and at least acknowledge that he is a pig, he is a monster, and he raped me,” Dickinson told CNN.

Pam Wright