Roseanne Barr isn’t surprised about the Bill Cosby allegations, and she feels as though the comedian can make things right. According to USA Today, Barr recently spoke about the rape and sexual assault claims that have been made against Cosby, and she says that the information isn’t anything new. Recently, however, people started talking about it publicly, and these issues are being brought to light decades later.
“We all heard it for a long time, and it surprises nobody. We all know women who know somebody, if they didn’t go through it themselves with Bill Cosby. There are hardly any women — hairdressers, waitresses, working women — who don’t know somebody (affected by the allegations),” Roseanne said.
Roseanne Barr says Bill Cosby has the ability to make things right, but first he needs to come clean. Many feel as though Cosby needs to stop denying the truth, and that an apology is the first step to moving forward. According to Yahoo! News, Roseanne says that there’s “nothing more powerful” than an apology.
Of course, there are others that feel the Cosby is innocent, and that he is being falsely accused.
“Maybe it’s not the end of it…. I have hopes for this great comic. I do. I have hopes that he would just make it clean, and make it, you know, make it right, and I do think he could do that. There’s so many ways. He’s got a billion bucks… Whatever it is, I hope he finds it, and I really do. I hope he finds it because, I mean, he’s a great talent. It’s too bad, but, I mean, we’re all half nuts anyway. But, I mean, we go like this, ‘Hey, I made a mistake.’ How hard is this really? Seriously,” said Barr.
Roseanne Barr certainly isn’t the first person to speak candidly about Cosby. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, several comedians have been disappointed by Cosby’s actions, but many feel it’s time that he steps up to the plate so that the world can move on. Some, like Judd Apatow, feel as though Cosby should be in jail. Others, like Leno and Barr, think Cosby needs to do something other than keep on his comedy tour all the while denying the claims.
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