Bill Cosby Breaks Silence to Thank Notable Defenders on Twitter

Bill Cosby Whoopi Jill Scott

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More than twenty women have now accused Bill Cosby of sexual misbehavior. Yesterday one of those women filed the first lawsuit against the entertainer, but Cosby, 77, has been defiantly silent as the story snowballs.

His silence ended yesterday evening when two people he knows and adores did what no one else is willing to do at this point: they defended him.

The two people are Jill Scott (left) and Whoopi Goldberg (right). And in this odd world of virality, he did them a solid on Twitter.

Although this news cycle refuses to stop rolling and the court of public opinion has pretty much adjourned, this is Bill Cosby. It’s almost impossible for everyone to write him off, which is why both Scott and Goldberg have been vocal in his defense.

Last week, Jill Scott shared her opinions with several people via Twitter after being approached to sign a petition asking Temple University to cut its ties with Cosby (which ended up happening via an abrupt Cosby resignation from the board). Scott basically told them where to place said petition because the allegations haven’t been proven and no conviction has been made.

Then, there’s the outspoken Whoopi, who took to the airwaves on The View in defense of Dr. Huxtable (via CNN):

“Quite honestly, you know, look, I’m sorry, having been on both sides of this where people allege that you do something, it doesn’t matter now. The cat is out of the bag; people have it in their heads. I have a lot of questions for the lady. Maybe she’ll come on.”

Most messages defending Cosby have done nothing but stir up a family of crickets, but these were famous people — so Cosby did this:


If you had enough followers to make the man pay attention, what would you say to Bill Cosby, himself?

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