Defending Cosby, Whoopi Goldberg Recalls Duke Lacrosse Rape Case: They Were Accused of Rape and Didn't Do It
Whoopi Goldberg is not backing down! In fact, she's doubling down in her defense of her friend, Bill Cosby.
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No one has convicted him, he has not been arrested. The bottom line is, that’s the law: innocent until proven guilty,” she said. “If you’re the mother of a son who gets accused, you want to keep innocent until proven guilty.”
Goldberg is comparing the Cosby scandal to another famous case. “Just ask the parents of the boys of the Duke lacrosse team. Remember that? We raked them across the coals, burned them at the stake. They were done. It turns out it wasn’t true,” she said on The View.
There's major blowback for Goldberg. One of the accusers said, “I was raped and drugged against my will. Ms Goldberg, stop making light of you taking quaaludes back in the 80s. Whoopi Goldberg, you’re going to have to swallow your tongue when evidence does come out.”
Several of the 40 or so women who have previously leveled accusations against Cosby are now coming forward again. They said the comedian's admission in a deposition that he gave women quaaludes before having sex with them, leaves them feeling vindicated.
“He will be known as the most prolific serial rapist in the history of the United States of America,” said one of the women.
“I feel vindicated, I feel hopeful,” said another.
“You can’t walk back sworn testimony,” said yet another. “It came out of the horse’s mouth.”
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Cosby's reputation is so tarnished his statue at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando has been removed from the Hall of Fame of television's greatest performers. A Change.org petition started by the niece of a Cosby accuser, Linda Traitz, demanded the removal of the Cosby bust.
Now psychologist Dr. Wendy Walsh is saying Cosby may be afflicted with a strange disorder known as somnophelia, “a kind of sexual orientation, where the person becomes aroused when their partner is sleeping. Some call it the ‘Sleeping Beauty Syndrome,’” she said.
A national sexual assault prevention group has started a petition online demanding President Obama revoke Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom, given to Cosby back in 2002 by former President George W. Bush. The White House said it doesn't know if it's legally possible to revoke the award.
Cosby has never been charged in connection to any of these incidents.
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