Whoopi Goldberg Faces Backlash Over Beverly Johnson Interview

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Whoopi Goldberg Faces Backlash Over Beverly Johnson Interview

The View host has defended Cosby against rape allegations.

Published December 16, 2014

Whoopi Goldberg is facing intense backlash from the feminist blogosphere and social media over her interview with former supermodel Beverly Johnson on The View

Johnson appeared on the morning talk show to discuss her Vanity Fair article in which she comes forth with claims she was drugged and nearly raped by Bill Cosby. Goldberg, who has been vocal with her support of Cosby during the onslaught of rape allegations in recent weeks, appeared to grill Johnson about her story that the sitcom star laced her cappuccino with drugs and then threw her out of his home when she confronted him about it.

Though Goldberg questioned Johnson under the pretense of journalism, many viewers are calling her out for being obvious with her skepticism of the fashion icon's story. "Disgusted by Whoopi Goldberg and her treatment of Beverly Johnson. She would never give Cosby the same treatment. Shame on you," wrote one fan on Twitter. Added another, "Whoopi doesn't believe Beverly Johnson; it's obvious."

Watch the tense exchange below. 

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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