Bill Cosby Thanks Whoopi Goldberg, Jill Scott for Support
The past few weeks have not been kind to Bill Cosby, but the embattled comedy icon can count on a few voices of support in the wake of mounting sex abuse allegations. Recently, Jill Scott and Whoopi Goldberg spoke up in defense of Cosby, and on Wednesday the Cosby Show star broke his silence to express his appreciation on Twitter. "Thank you @whoopigoldberg @jillscott," he wrote.
Meanwhile, the allegations against Cosby continue to escalate. Three more women have come out with accusations that the sitcom star drugged and raped them, with the women bringing forth their claims in a press conference with Gloria Allred. The attorney challenged Cosby to either waive the statute of limitations on allegations that more than 20 women have brought against him or set up a $100 million account for his accusers and let a panel of retired judges review the claims.
Five minutes after Allred's press conference, Cosby canceled two scheduled stops on his comedy tour. The comedian was scheduled to do two live performances in Tarrytown, N.Y., but, TMZ reports, Cosby reached an agreement with the promoter and is offering ticket holders a full refund.
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