Just days after Whoopi Goldberg came out in defense of Bill Cosby amidst his sexual assault allegations, The View co-host has since reversed her position, saying that the evidence against Cosby “kind of points to guilt,” reports Deadline.
Though it was revealed last week that Cosby had admitted in 2005 to purchasing sedatives to give to women in the hopes of having sex, Goldberg argued on the show that Cosby was not a rapist, particularly because he had never been reprimanded in response to the allegations.
The View brought on legal analyst Dan Abrams today to explain the statute of limitations, which prohibits any legal action after a certain amount of time has passed since an alleged crime, and caused Goldberg to reverse her stance.
“There is no recourse for these women except what they are doing,” Goldberg said after hearing Abrams’ explanation. “If this is to be tried in the court of public opinion, I’ve got to say, all of the information that’s out there kind of points to guilt. Now again, I always thought they would have the opportunity to take him to court, but [Abrams is] saying that’s not true.”
She did, however, express her displeasure toward networks yanking reruns of The Cosby Show for the sake of the other actors who might still be receiving royalties. She was quick to separate her support toward The Cosby Show from her disgust with Cosby.
“It looks bad Bill,” she said. “Either speak up or shut up because people know now there’s a lot more out there than they thought.”