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Jill Scott Defends Bill Cosby, Says ‘Media/Society is Attempting to Destroy a Magnificent Legacy’

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Jill-Scott-Bill-CosbyJill Scott has caused a social media frenzy by airing her views on the sexual allegations against Bill Cosby.

According to Jill Scott, the media and society is trying to tarnish Bill Cosby’s magnificent legacy seeing as there has been no concrete proof or charges made.

Her Twitter followers were however not having any of it and attacked her for defending Bill Cosby.

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In more Bill Cosby news, one of the women who has accused the comedian of rape, Janice Dickinson, was on CNN yesterday where she broke down in tears as she recounted her ordeal and called Bill Cosby a monster.

She said, “I would like Cosby to come out and at least acknowledge that he is a pig, that he is a monster and that he has raped me.”

Check on it.

37 Comments

  1. chi-e-z

    December 2, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Well Jill is the Mother of a son and most black women who were raised by their fathers or had only male siblings/ children tend to be really protective of black males.I know cause I am but this allegations are just too much to not question Mr.Cosby and really believe this women. Really wish Ms.Scott had kept her opinions to herself especially in regard to females being possible victims of rape.

  2. bruno

    December 2, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    this kind of woman thinks everything is about race. bill cosby has done many things for brown people, so

    more than 13 women have come forward if he was innocent why cant he come out and speak and if possible sue the women for tanishing his name.

    no actress who has worked with bill cosby has come out to defend him. why

    • NagosBigBoi

      December 2, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      Several people have asked why he does not come out and say something. Great question! But sometimes (as much as we like to vilify them) lawyers are right when they advice u not to say anything. I know someone who went against his lawyers advice thinking that his comments would prove his innocence in a stolen property case. He got the surprise of his life when his words were used against him! It is a key part of the adversarial legal system. The less u say the better. The US is not stupid for having the Miranda rights (anything u say can……..be used against u). Not speaking does not necessarily imply guilt.

    • bruno

      December 2, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      @nagosbigboy, shut the hell up

    • Blessmyheart

      December 3, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      @Bruno, it’s funny how you start insulting people when they disagree with your opinion. Come on, let’s have intelligent debates – that’s what makes the BN comment section interesting.

    • ayokka

      December 3, 2014 at 11:57 am

      The girl who played his daughter on the Bill Cosby show has come out to defend him. Not saying he did it or didn’t. Just correcting your misinformation.

  3. Ndubuisi

    December 2, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    what legacy? the guy is a pure rapist just becasuse he have being seen as “Mr Clean” for many years does not mean he will get away with this long track record of him taking advantage of women and sexually using them.

    • NagosBigBoi

      December 2, 2014 at 9:48 pm

      Several years ago, a young woman whose mother had an affair with Bill Cosby claimed she was Bill’s daughter. Many people said pretty much the same thing: how can a model for fathers on TV not be there for his own daughter? When Bill gave DNA for a test to prove he was not her father, she refused to supply her’s. Those people who cussed him out never apologized.

    • alvin

      December 3, 2014 at 8:19 am

      has he raped you???u know how stupid u look right now saying all that garbage without any facts…how many of those women have PROOF!!!!!!!!!!!that’s all that matters…if he indeed didthis,he should face the consequences but until it is proven,dont kill the man…..mtcheww…#jumpingonthebanwagon

  4. Hmmmm

    December 2, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I kinda side with her on this… America is a society run by the media and the way the world works people just like sensationalising stuff. Look what what that country did to Michael Jackson and now Chris Brown; and now Bill Cosby…

    I am not a fan of any of these people was too young to remember the Cosby show but my point is even when we criticise and judge we should always stop and ask ourselves what if… We must not forget our humanity

    • bruno

      December 2, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      do u know what ur saying.

      michael Jackson molested those little boys, why is a grown man sleeping in the same bed with little boys and those kids where not his own.

      did u see rihanna’s face after chris brown beat hell out of her. he got Into a fight with frank ocean, he threw a chair out a window when he didnt like the question a reporter asked him. he punched a male fan who wanted to take a photo with him

      I cant believe u are making excuses for all these losers

      pls keep shut. theres no fire without smoke.

    • alvin

      December 3, 2014 at 8:22 am

      u are know for making mostly senseless comments on this page, yet another day for u to prove how immature and myopic ur thoughts are….how are your examples even relevant in this case……you are either a girl or gay man from ur love of shoes(got that from a previous post),don’t perpetrate the stereotype !!!!!!!!!!

    • bruno

      December 3, 2014 at 11:18 am

      @alvin . omg you are so dumb. I know u want bruno to notice you. oya I have noticed u now move along

    • VeryAngryNigerian

      December 2, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      What did the media do to Chris Brown? Na dem take his hand use beat Rhianna? Chris brought whatever happened to him on himself. What does she mean the media is attempting to destroy Cosby? Did the media pay these women? These are still allegations, damning ones at that, but if there’s a 1% chance that it could be true, the women should be encouraged to come forward. I don’t care if he is Malcolm X, a sex offender is a sex offender and should be treated as such if found guilty.

    • hmmm

      December 3, 2014 at 7:25 am

      “…If found guilty”. An allegation is not yet truth.

  5. omotee

    December 2, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    All she’s saying is there is no proof! I really wish he would come out to respond but truly, allegations s are not proof, no matter how many.

  6. NagosBigBoi

    December 2, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    They (people who can say he never was anything but a gentleman) have not come out because a lynch mob does not see reason and will attack them as Jill Scott is being attacked now by the mob. She is not defending him or saying he did not rape anyone….all she is saying is: show some proof before you destroy someone’s reputation. I am sure there are good lawyers in the US who can represent some of these people pro bono and find a way to get around any issues with statutes of limitations……e.g. recent contact via phone or email with an accuser within the recent 5 years. Or if all this is true, he probably has done it recently (a leopard does not change its spots) and there are people out there who will be empowered by the support the accusers have gotten to come forward with something that happened recently.

  7. i no send

    December 2, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    i agree with with ms scott 100% i mean where are the facts??? because a black heroes legacy is about to be destroyed forever…He has been prosecuted and pronounced guilty in the media before an arrest or a trial has begun…i feel sad about the whole mess

    • Idomagirl

      December 3, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      If he was a’white hero’ would the case be different?

  8. omoibo

    December 2, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I love you Jill Scott but on this matter we’re going to have to agree to disagree. Please let the accused answer to the allegations, it’s not in your place to defend his legacy which is open to the court of public opinion JS.
    This is a matter for Bill Cosby & his accusers..

  9. Anonymous

    December 2, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    I totally agree with Jill Scott. The media can make or break someone so easily. Allegations are not proof! He will face the consequences IF these allegations are proven true. Otherwise, how about practicing innocent until proven guilty!

  10. EllesarisEllendil

    December 2, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Finally somebody that says brown, while I’m against all this assigning colour bull, brown is more preferable to black, seeing as a great majority of “blacks” are not black. Don’t know why we can’t stick to countries.

    • chi-e-z

      December 2, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      Why we started saying black is to show solidarity as a people when James Brown and others were kids they used to tease the darkest kids in the classes. Then, they began to see this was the same effect that Anglos were using to discriminate against all of us. Thus, during the movement as fighting against injustice started and on the day Doctor King was shot James Brown retained peace in Chicago at his concert where everyone came and where about to uproar but instead found solidarity as they chanted “I am black and am proud”. Which is why from the lightest brown to darkest brown we must not see our color as an insult and say it loud. I AM BLACK AND PROUD. Cause God made no mistake in giving us that color.

    • chi-e-z

      December 3, 2014 at 4:08 am

      It’s mlack that’s what I am. Black and prud not ashamed of my skin color and if you think I’m less than human for being black go watch James Brown documentary or talk to someone black like me in person.

    • alvin

      December 3, 2014 at 8:24 am

      gurl bye!!!!!!!!!!! black ,brown it’s all in the same soup…………..

  11. keepingitreal

    December 2, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    I used to believe what a lot of people still believe today; the notion that if many people are saying it, it must be true. These past couple of years, i have been a victim of slander; lets just say a bunch of people were saying some things and because people believed that since these people knew me at different points in my life, then what they said must be true. NO…..NO….NO….it was a big fat lie and now a whole bunch of people believe things about me that are just not true…..which is why i agree with Ms Jill Scott, because she is doing what my true friends did when they heard all these lies; they asked for proof….and btw that is how all the mess about me got cleared, none of them could provide proof and their story started to fall apart once people questioned them…Dont be too fast to judge….and i am not saying blame the victim either….all i say is before you destroy someone’s life with your mouth, have proof that what you are saying is TRUE!!

  12. bruno

    December 2, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    so a group of ladies, who dont know each other will gang up against bill cosby.

    biko what is the reason. bill cosby’s former assistant has receipts showing money he paid women he molested.

    pls it is not a race thing. a dirty pig should be exposed. more than 13 women, assuming it is one or two women accussing him, then we can queation their authenticity, but more than 13 women. its too much

    lets not forget its a black comedian who brought this bill cosby rape allegations to our attention. pls it is not a race thing.

  13. Selma

    December 3, 2014 at 12:58 am

    woman! Why wait till forever to tell the world you were raped when you are not in Africa where a rapist can walk freely after committing such offence? There is need for proof…. i may believe other women but this lady in the video appears shady.

  14. alvin

    December 3, 2014 at 8:25 am

    more especially after she recently filed for bankruptcy ..

  15. bukky

    December 3, 2014 at 8:32 am

    @Selma the lady is Janice Dickens is not some lady o she’s the first super model EVER!! And is ver successfully in her own right at first I refused to believe these allergation as Bill Cosby is literally my hero, growing up I wished he was my dad. But since Janice has spoken out, unfortunately it’s very likely these allegations are true, yes he is innocent until proven guilty by law, but reality is if a man rapes me I don’t need a court to tell me that his guilty the night he rapes me proves that his guilty!!! And I love u Jill but u should have kept shut until he was proven innocent, now if his found guilty your just going to look stupid then you’ll have to start back tracking. Adolph hiltler also initially did great for his country But it doesn’t take away the fact that his a mass murderer!!!!!

  16. opuingo

    December 3, 2014 at 8:35 am

    God bless her for dis

  17. xoxo

    December 3, 2014 at 8:42 am

    All those saying bill cosby should speak up should also ask Pastor Fatoyinbo to speak up also.Ni double standards *tongue out *

  18. bukky

    December 3, 2014 at 8:43 am

    *Dickenson
    however I don’t think any celebrity should come out supporting him or even abusing him without it being proven guilty or innocent, the media’s responsibility is to be as biased as possible and report the news and not crucify him or hail him until the day the verdict is out.

  19. BarnyG

    December 3, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I agree with jill scott on this.. Mr Cosby isn’t guilty until proven guilty in a court of law..all these are mere allegations and the media certainly hasn’t helped.. So bruno nd co.. Abeg make una wait make dem prove say the man dey Guilty before u crucify am ..

  20. jhennique

    December 4, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    JILL I HAVE RESPECT FOR YOU. PLEASE RESPECT YOURSELF IN RETURN

  21. keisha owambe

    December 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Innocent until proven guilty guys.. why didn’t the women come out until now and please I don’t want to hear anything silly like they wont have believed me. most of these women are celebs, if they believe you now, why wont they have believed you then. Why have you waited so long..

  22. MaryDtn9

    December 6, 2014 at 1:48 am

    At this time there are about twenty women who have said Bill Cosby drugged, abused and or raped them over the past forty years. One victim was a child of 15. Their allegations are striking similar. They say for every woman who speaks up about being abused or raped, there are ten more who will not come forward. Do the math! Now Cosby steps out of the shadows and counter sues the child victim. There is no damage control option for Cosby. Cosby’s only option now is to sue his own lawyer for failing in his fiduciary responsibilities to protect Cosby from himself. Unless Cosby steps up and confesses, he would otherwise do best to just “go quietly into that good night”.
    Even if the statute of limitations protects Cosby from criminal prosecution, he is guilty. He is a habitual rapist. He displays an arrogance of entitlement without accountability and or remorse. He did it. You can see it in his face. Pity his wife for standing by him, she is also a victim. Even if Cosby escapes justice in this life, he will not escape it in the next life.
    The number of victims is staggering. All who continue to support Cosby are also condoning what he has done. You’re not helping Cosby and you are definitely disrespecting the victims. All of these victims represent our daughters, wives, mothers and sisters. We must not defend the indefensible.
    STOP ATTENDING HIS SHOWS. Cosby is now an old man and he will soon no longer be with us. Cosby is also a very vane individual who may not be strong enough to endure the backlash and is very likely to take his own life.

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