Bill Cosby Deposition Changes Jill Scott's Mind: "I Was Wrong"
"I stood by a man I respected and loved," the R&B singer tweets after the 2005 deposition goes public.
Back in December, Jill Scott was under fire for repeatedly tweeting her support of Bill Cosby despite the numerous sexual-assault allegations against the comedian.
On Monday (July 6), reports came out that in 2005, Cosby admitted under oath that he gave women drugs with the intention of having sex with them. Now, Scott's tweets have a new message. She wrote that she is "required" to believe all accusations against Cosby because his testimony proves them true.
About Bill Cosby. Sadly his own testimony offers PROOF of terrible deeds, which is ALL I have ever required to believe the accusations.— Jill Scott (@missjillscott) July 6, 2015
Scott went on to say she didn't want to jump on the media bandwagon without proof, despite public opinion.
1) We live in America. Many African American men are detained &/or imprisoned for crimes without evidence. I will never jump on bandwagons— Jill Scott (@missjillscott) July 6, 2015
2) based on social media or hearsay. Proof will always matter more than public opinion. The sworn testimony is proof. Completely disgusted.— Jill Scott (@missjillscott) July 6, 2015
Scott admitted she was wrong in standing by Cosby.
I stood by a man I respected and loved. I was wrong. It HURTS!!! When you get it ALL right, holla.— Jill Scott (@missjillscott) July 6, 2015
The R&B singer originally supported the comedian on Twitter after a follower asked her to sign a petition for Temple University to sever all ties with Cosby. She responded right away:
@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
Scott, a nine-time Grammy winner, has charted five entries on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, including a top 10 hit with the No. 4-peaking "Little Ole Man (Uptight-Everything's Alright)" in 1967.
This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.