Whoopi Goldberg, who staunchly supported Bill Cosby when the first allegations started resurfacing about Cosby drugging women and sexually assaulting them has changed her tune a little.
When the 2005 deposition was released last week that reflected Bill Cosby’s admission that he purchased Quaaludes for the purpose of drugging women so he could have sex with them, Whoopi Goldberg continued her ardent support. Noting that there is no proof, and in this country we are innocent until proven guilty.
On Tuesday, “The View” (probably feeling the heat of Whoopi’s refusal to bend on her support of the comedian) brought in a legal analyst to help explain the legal aspect of the story. Mainly pointing to the fact that because of the Statute of Limitations, many of these women won’t be able to take Cosby to court.
Apparently this information (which was “new” to Whoopi) was sobering, and caused her to change her tune a little.
“I can’t say any more ‘innocent until proven guilty,’ can’t say that anymore,” Goldberg said, “because there’s no way to prove it. We are the only proof that folks have. We’re the only backup they have.”
Yes, Whoopi! Finally! To support Cosby is to ignore the terrible and traumatizing experiences these women had. To support Cosby is to say that they cannot be believed, therefor aren’t supported, and they are insignificant. They are anything but insignificant. And they have stayed silent too long.0