Bill Cosby Defender Jill Scott Backtracks But Not Before Justifying Her Unflinching Support

Singer Jill Scott has withdrawn her unflinching support she previously lent to Bill Cosby. It has something to do with the recently unsealed testimony from a 2005 case against Bill Cosby that has put many famous personalities who stood by the 77-year-old comedian, despite mounting evidence, in a tough spot.

A number of illustrious names, including singer Jill Scott, Whoopi Goldberg, and Cosby Show costars Phylicia Rashad and Keshia Knight Pulliam have at one point stood against the crowd who was blaming Bill Cosby for multiple sexual harassment cases filed against the veteran comedian. Though the intensities of other ladies might have been mellow, they were quite subdued in comparison to the vociferous Jill Scott.

Scott, who was heavily criticized last year for rushing to the comedian’s defense when the scandal broke, however, openly admitted her mistake of standing by the tainted TV dad amid mounting rape allegations. Jill added she was “completely disgusted” at his sworn testimony that he used Quaaludes to drug women for sex.

Jill Scott continued on Twitter stating how she was hurt by the very man she deeply respected.

It is interesting to note that Jill Scott had openly defended Bill Cosby when the allegations were flying thick and fast and even took on other celebrities on social media to defend him.

However, everything turned when documents revealed Cosby had admitted through a sworn testament that he gave women drugs with the intention of having sex with them. Interestingly, the documents are pertaining to a sexual assault case that was settled before it went on trial. In the documents, Cosby had answered questions about a sexual relationship with a woman in 1978. The woman in this case had accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her. The most damning statement said by Cosby in the documents states as follows.

“I meet (the accuser) in Las Vegas. She meets me backstage. I give her Quaaludes. We then have sex.”

Surprisingly, even these revelations couldn’t convince The View anchors Whoopi Goldberg and Raven Symoné of his guilt. Goldberg had cautioned viewers from “making snap judgments,” reported Fox News.

What’s bizarre about Jill Scott’s Twitter rant is that she apparently stood by Bill Cosby owing to the alleged escalation of racist crimes, where law enforcement officials are blamed to act harshly with African-American citizens.

Now that her faith has been completely shattered, she feels disgusted.

What’s equally surprising is that Jill Scott continues to have a soft spot for Bill Cosby and she merely “feels sorry” about the accusations that have been proven true, reported the New York Daily News.

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