Jill Scott Defends Bill Cosby: “The Media and Society is Attempting to Destroy a Magnificent Legacy”
Monday (Dec. 1) Jill Scott defended Bill Cosby and his sexual assault allegations in a series of tweets, causing an uproar amongst many women on Twitter. Scott, who received her honorary doctorate degree from Temple University, presented to her from Cosby back in May, said “[she’s] respecting a man who has done more for the image of Brown people than almost anyone ever, from Fat Albert to the Huxtables.”
Since comedian Hannibal Buress’s stand-up set this past October, close to 20 women have come forward to speak out on their horrifying experiences with Cosby, including former model Janice Dickinson. Scott believes that regardless of the number of women who come forward, with stories spanning across three decades, there isn’t any proof to the allegations and that society is “attempting to destroy Cosby’s magnificent legacy.”
Scott who replied to most of the backlash in her mentions, shared her thoughts, calling the allegations “hearsay” while refusing to believe Cosby was guilty of sexual assault as an inspiring man in media. “It’s hearsay in a court of law—Tis all. Trust. If this is true, he’ll face his due just like everyone.”
The Philly songstress concludes her series of thoughts with her thoughts on rape and advice for victims.
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