Jill Scott tweets that newly released court documents show the valid proof she needed and that she's ‘completely disgusted’ now knowing.
Now, the soul singer is regretful for ever extending her support for the legendary entertainer, Bill Cosby, after his multiple accounts of sexual assaults towards women.
According to the Guardian:
In November, when Scott was asked to sign a petition to call on Temple University in Philadelphia to end its relationship with Cosby, who had been a donor to the institution, she replied: “So they’ve proven the alleged allegations? I don’t know. Will they also be giving him back the millions he’s donated.”
Quite a few of those who followed Scott had mixed feeling on her response. Taking back to Twitter she stated:
After some of her followers criticised her response, she came back with a more vigorous defence, tweeting:
“U know Bill Cosby and this is insane. Proof. Period” and then “I’m respecting a man who has done more for the image of Brown people tha[n] almost anyone EVER. From Fat Albert to the Huxtables”.
Yesterday, news broke out that in 2005, Bill Cosby admitted under oath that he had used powerful sedatives on women he wanted to have sexual intercourse with. Jill Scott, learning about this news, publicly renounced her support for Cosby, stating "his own testimony offers proof of terrible deeds."
On Monday, however, it emerged that in 2005 Cosby gave a court deposition in which he admitted under oath that he had procured quaaludes – a powerful sedative – with the intention of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with.
That has prompted Scott to publicly renounce her support for the 77-year-old comedian and actor, saying “his own testimony offers proof of terrible deeds”.
Read her public tweets below, and share your thoughts on this topic. What do you think about all of this? Maybe if Jill Scott never gave her support until valid proof was released, maybe she would have been better off?