Bill Cosby Breaks Twitter Silence to Thank Whoopi Goldberg


Bill Cosby’s official Twitter account sent out its first messages in weeks on Wednesday and in them the comedian decided to personally thank two fellow celebrities — both female — who have stuck up for him since numerous rape allegations surfaced for several women over the last month.

The first tweet was directed at Whoopi Goldberg, who used her platform on The View to defend Cosby back on November 17. “I have a lot of questions for the lady,” Goldberg said of Barbara Bowman, who at the time was one of just a couple accusers. “One of the things that getting accused of when you’re famous does is it opens the door for everybody to come out and say, ‘me too, boss.’”

The second tweet, attributed to the Cosby family, thanked singer Jill Scott for her support. Earlier this week, Scott, who received an honorary degree from Cosby at Temple University, tweeted, “I’m respecting a man who has done more for the image of Brown people that almost anyone EVER. From Fat Albert to the Huxtables.” She dismissed the allegations as “hearsay” and later clarified her stance on rape:

Cosby’s fellow comedians have mostly either stayed silent on the issue or condemned him publicly, with very few prominent figures willing to go out on a limb to defend him. “I hope it’s not true. That’s all you can say. I really do,” Chris Rock said in an interview this week. “I grew up on Cosby. I love Cosby, and I just hope it’s not true. It’s a weird year for comedy. We lost Robin [Williams], we lost Joan [Rivers], and we kind of lost Cosby.”

Watch video of Goldberg’s comments below, via ABC:

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