‘The View’ co-host Whoopi Goldberg has been one of Bill Cosby’s most vocal defenders against the many women who have come forward saying that Cosby had drugged and raped them. Goldberg has said over and over again that Cosby is innocent until proven guilty.
Despite exhaustive coverage of the Cosby rape allegations in the media – including on “The View” – it was only today that Goldberg claimed that she found out that the statute of limitations in most states prevented Cosby from being legally held accountable for most of the rape allegations in any court of law.
Goldberg then said, “If this is to be tried in the court of public opinion, I gotta say all of the information that’s out there kind of points to guilt.”
Later Goldberg addressed the camera and said, “It looks bad, Bill. Either speak up or shut up.”
Goldberg claimed that she didn’t know about any statute of limitations for rape charges until she sat down on today’s “The View” with ABC’s chief legal affairs analyst Dan Abrams. It’s at about the 6 minute, 20 second mark of the almost 9 minute conversation with Abrams that Goldberg announces her change of mind about Cosby. We found the clip on YouTube, posted by Mediaite. The clip we found on ‘The View’ website cut off before Goldberg’s remarks about changing her mind about Cosby.