After the Associated Press revealed transcripts from a 2005 deposition in which comedian Bill Cosby confessed to giving a woman Quaaludes before allegedly sexually assaulting her, singer Jill Scott stopped defending Cosby from dozens of rape accusations:
About Bill Cosby. Sadly his own testimony offers PROOF of terrible deeds, which is ALL I have ever required to believe the accusations.
— ⭐Jill Scott⭐ (@missjillscott) July 6, 2015
“God bless her,” Cosby accuser Jewel Allison said on CNN’s New Day Wednesday morning.
“The truth hurts, it really does,” she continued. “Imagine how I personally felt going through it and feeling the same way that the whole world felt about him, and then having my own feelings and images and expectations of him destroyed as you’re going through it. It was very, very, very painful. It still is a very, very painful process.”
“But at the same time I have learned that it’s important to come forward and speak your truth,” Allison said. “This has fallen at the doorsteps of the African-American community. And now I think we need to decide what we’re going to do with it. Are we going to leave it on the doorstep or are we going to bring it inside and deal with it with the veracity and the courage and the faith that we as a people are known to have to deal with and push forward.”
Watch the clip below, via CNN:
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