Bill Cosby is losing all of his former allies and admirers it seems. In a recent interview, actress Zoe Kravitz revealed that her mother, Lisa Bonet was “disgusted” by the Cosby rape allegations, Us Weekly reports. Lisa Bonet played Denise Huxtable, the eldest daughter of Cliff Huxtable (Cosby) and Clair (Phylicia Rashad) on The Bill Cosby Show from 1984 to 1991.
Zoe Kravitz, Bonet’s daughter with rock star Lenny Kravitz explained that her mother hasn’t said much about the now 40 to 50 women who have accused Bill Cosby of rape. When asked if Lisa Bonet had discussed the allegations with her, the Mad Max: Fury Road star said, “She hasn’t, she really hasn’t. She’d plead the fifth, even to me. I think she’s just staying out of it.”
“She’s just as disgusted and concerned as everyone else is, but I don’t think she has any insight,” Kravitz added. “It’s news to her as well.”
Lisa Bonet was 17-years-old when she started acting on The Bill Cosby Show and she was 23 when she left.
Bill Cosby as Doctor Heathcliff ‘Cliff’ Huxtable and Lisa Bonet as Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show.
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“She was on the show for a long time. She’s also a beautiful woman. It makes people wonder,” Zoe Kravitz added, in reference to the speculation that Lisa Bonet was one of Cosby’s victims.
“She’s a very straightforward person,” Kravitz went on to say. “If there was something she felt the world needed to know that would help this case or help any women who had been abused, she would say something.”
Bill Cosby, once a highly respected actor, currently faces rape accusations from between 40 and 50 women, Fox News reports. The incidents allegedly occurred over a period of 40 years. On August 21, two more women came forward with allegations of rape against Cosby.
Charlotte Fox and a woman who called herself Elizabeth, disclosed details of the alleged assaults at a press conference in New York. As is the case with many of these cases against Cosby, the statute of limitations has expired on both of these accusations. This means that criminal prosecution cannot be pursued.
“They are speaking out now because they want the world to know what they allege they were forced to suffer because they had the misfortune to meet a man that they admired and thought that they could trust, Bill Cosby,” attorney Gloria Allred said at the news conference. “It is not too late for them to become empowered women.”
Cosby has denied guilt in all cases thus far, although he has admitted to cheating on his wife. On October 9, Bill Cosby will give a deposition in a case where a woman has claimed that he sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15-years-old.
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