Bill Cosby Breaks Silence Amid Sexual Assault Scandal to Thank Celebrity Supporters


Embattled comedian Bill Cosby has taken to Twitter to publicly thank Whoopi Goldberg and singer Jill Scott for their support amid his ongoing sexual assault scandal.

The Cosby Show star has found himself at the center of damning accusations from more than a dozen women in recent weeks, over incidents which reportedly took place decades ago, after funnyman Hannibal Buress mocked the veteran’s alleged bad reputation during a stand-up show in October.

An attorney for the 77-year-old, who has never faced criminal charges, has repeatedly blasted the claims, but Cosby’s legal woes hit a new low on Tuesday, when it emerged 55-year-old Judy Huth had filed suit against the actor amid allegations he molested her at California’s Playboy Mansion when she was just 15.

Cosby has yet to respond to the lawsuit, but on Tuesday night, he reached out to Goldberg and thanked her for standing up for him during a recent episode of her talk show The View.

The star clashed with co-host Rosie O’Donnell last month while they were discussing the Cosby case, after Goldberg admitted she wasn’t completely convinced by all the women making allegations against him.

Questioning the women coming forward, she said, “Perhaps the police might have believed it or the hospital. Don’t you do a (rape) kit when you say someone has raped you?”

Her remarks sparked a negative response from fans, but Cosby is grateful for Goldberg’s words of support, prompting him to simply tweet, “Thank you @WhoopiGoldberg”, on Tuesday.

The actor followed it up with another similar message to Scott on Wednesday after the soul star jumped to his defense in a Twitter dispute with followers, who urged her to sign a petition calling on officials at Cosby’s alma mater, Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to drop him from the Board of Trustees.

He voluntarily resigned from the post on Monday.

Cosby’s woes keep getting worse – high-powered women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred is planning to announce a proposal “for all of the women who allege that they were victims of Bill Cosby to obtain justice in this matter” at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

Allred and three women who claim they were sexually assaulted by Cosby will meet the media in Los Angeles today.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, one of the women scheduled to attend the press conference was originally set to testify in Andrea Constand’s 2005 lawsuit against Cosby for allegedly drugging and raping her. That lawsuit was settled out of court in 2006.

The two other women have reportedly not come forward before.

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