After catching backlash for her relentless support of the comedian/actor despite his 2005 admission to purchasing Quaaludes for women he intended to sleep with, Goldberg invited legal analyst Dan Abrams onto The View.
After learning about the statute of limitations on rape—which prevents Cosby’s alleged victims to take him to court, the actress/television host followed in the footsteps of Jill Scott and Stacey Dash, and retracted her support as well.
“I always thought that rape cases were open-ended,” she said to Abrams. “You’re saying that all that is left to these women is the court of public opinion.”
Abrams confirmed, adding, “There’s no recourse for these women except what they’re doing.” With that confirmation, Goldberg continued:
“If this is to be tried in the court of public opinion, I got to say all of the information that’s out there kind of points to guilt,” she said “[…] You’ve got a serial rapist, he’s been on the streets for 30 years. I have to say I thought that, ‘Yeah, here’s all the information, take his ass 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 serves as the latest person to publicly rescind their Cosby praise. The actor’s most staunch supporters is his wife, Camille, who recently alleged that her husband’s victims “consented” to drugs and sex.
“Camille still doesn’t believe that Bill provided drugs and had sex with women without their consent,” a source told The New York Post. “She’s well aware of his cheating, but she doesn’t believe that her husband is a rapist.”
Cosby has yet to release a statement.