Whoopi Goldberg Changes Mind About Bill Cosby
After stubbornly voicing her support for Bill Cosby in spite of dozens of women coming forward last year with accusations of sexual assault, Whoopi Goldberg is changing her stance on the comedian.
Goldberg’s remarks came on Tuesday’s episode of The View this morning, and expressed an “ah ha” moment during a conversation with legal analyst Dan Abrams.
“I always thought that rape cases were open-ended,” said Goldberg.
Goldberg’s change of opinion came after Abrams explained that Cosby could no longer be put on trial for the alleged transgressions due to a statute of limitations.
Goldberg then went on to say that the likelihood of Cosby being guilty is very high.
“I have to say I thought that, ‘Yeah, here’s all the information, take his a** to jail. I find out from you that that’s not possible. So I can’t say anymore ‘innocent until proven guilty,’ I can’t say that anymore, because there’s no way to prove it.”
Goldberg’s most recent comments are in strong contrast to her previous declarations of Cosby’s innocence. Just last week after news broke of Cosby admitting to purchasing sedatives to give to women he wanted to sleep with, Goldberg, joined by Raven-Symone, the talk show host defended Cosby saying that he “was innocent until proven guilty.”
Watch Whoopi’s change of heart below.