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“I don’t really like to talk about [the Bill Cosby scandal] that much because he’s the reason I’m on this panel in the first place,” Cosby Show alum turned View co-host Raven-Symone said on Tuesday’s show. “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. And now there’s real facts.”
Raven-Symone had previously declined to weigh in on the swirling rape allegations against Cosby.
In November she denied rumors that she had been sexually assaulted by Cosby, writing in part, “Everyone on that show treated me with nothing but kindness. Now keep me out of this!”
But on Tuesday’s View, where Cosby’s admission in a previously sealed deposition that he gave women drugs for sex was the show’s first “Hot Topic,” Raven-Symone talked about the new information behind accusations that Cosby raped and drugged dozens of women.
The Cosby Show alum was interrupted after saying “now there’s real facts” by another ‘80s TV star, Full House alum Candace Cameron Bure, who was guest co-hosting Tuesday’s show, filling in for an absent Rosie Perez.
Bure said this new evidence leads her to believe he’s guilty.
“When you’re giving drugs to anybody to have sex, then you’re impairing their judgment. They don’t even have the ability to make a coherent decision if they want to have sex with him,” Bure said. “So to me, that just points to guilty, guilty, guilty.”
Meanwhile, moderator Whoopi Goldberg, who’s defended Cosby since the scandal first started gaining steam last fall, continued to urge caution.
“As more information comes out, people can make judgments. I don’t like snap judgments because I’ve had snap judgments made on me, so I’m very very careful,” Goldberg said. “In America, you’re still innocent until proven guilty. He has not been proven.”
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