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Jill Scott Says ‘It Hurts’ that She Defended Bill Cosby | Adds She is ‘Completely Disgusted’

Adesola Ade-Unuigbe

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Jill-Scott-Bill-CosbyA few months ago when the Bill Cosby rape allegations surfaced, singer and actress Jill Scott was one of the people who defended the legendry comedian.

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But now in light of the latest development (Documents surfaced from Bill Cosby’s 2005 rape case where he admits drugging a woman for sex) Jill Scott has apologized for defending him.

She said on Twitter:

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16 Comments

  1. bruno FIERCE

    July 8, 2015 at 12:40 am

    stupid woman.

    people like jill scott, everything is a race thing to them. they have this mentality that white people are always after them.

    pls white people are not after u, white people have their own shit to deal with, they don’t have time for u. they are busy advancing their own race.

    white people are not holding ur success neither are they jealous of u cause ur a sucessful black man.

    if u commit a crime u should pay for it. whether u a black or white or purple.

  2. Kaeto

    July 8, 2015 at 12:47 am

    I love many of Bill Cosby works- i see the need for justice for these women; by him being an advocate against rape, sexual abuse and creating a more secure environment for upcoming acts, to thrive on, than giving any of these so called victims money.

    • MC

      July 8, 2015 at 9:56 am

      An accused rapist should become an advocate against rape?

    • Kaeto

      July 8, 2015 at 5:29 pm

      Yes, he is not going getting jail term. If anything he can use his knowledge on rape to defend and protect the vulnerability of any naive or young and upcoming acts. I don’t do my best in condemning people, rape is an action, rapist is a noun( an unrepentant man). I see a remorseful man, a man of many great works- really rapist?!!( isn’t that condemnation). Have you all not stolen-are you not thieves or not?-see stealing is an act, that can be stopped and it does not have to be your reputation.please no condemnation because you are not any better or are you. Yes…he is a celebrity so are you to people that look up to you.

    • Hild

      July 8, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      Just listen to yourself.

    • Goldyn Gurl

      July 8, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      Just negodu this one. An accused rapist should be an anti-rape advocate? One that denies any wrong-doing, at that?? Shior. Re-read what you just wrote and ask yourself if Bill Cosby’s works would matter to you if your mom or sister was one of his victims. Nonsense.

    • mommar

      July 10, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      @kaeto reading your comment and all im thinking is can anyone be so dense?!?!?!?!?! Check yourself.

      This is the man who has never even apologised for anything he did.

  3. Tina

    July 8, 2015 at 1:17 am

    That’s why you should wait or have proof before opening your big fat mouth. I expected better of Jill Scott, how could you jump to support somebody you don’t know personally but based on a TV show.

  4. Iris

    July 8, 2015 at 1:57 am

    Abegi! She should have said nothing at all when the allegations came out, talking about proof. Yes, proof is good as long as you plan to wait for it before defending someone like you know them. Before anyone says the same goes for believing all those women without proof, I’ll say right now that I don’t need proof. If more than 10 women have come out to accuse you over a time period spanning DECADES, I will take my chances going with the alleged victims while I wait for the proof that you are a rapist. Dirty old man. He’s just ruined the legacy of The Cosby Show for all the other actors on the show *hiss*
    And where are all those shameless people who were saying they were trying to cause trouble because he was black? You jumped to that with no proof, yet refused to believe multiple women with no proof. As if Beverly Johnson is not black.

  5. disguised

    July 8, 2015 at 6:06 am

    Feel sorry for him.

  6. miss Pynk

    July 8, 2015 at 6:57 am

    Statue of linitations should be removed for cases such as rape. Bill Cosby should go to jail for violating all those women. Disgusted is mild to describe him, he is a serial rapist to say the least. He is a destroyer- to think he was always busy criticisng the black community publicly and committing such atrocities is just despicable.

    When multiple women come to the fore front, it is hard not to believe there is an iota of truth in some of it. I dont understand how anyone was defending him outrightly when they were not appointed guardian of his penis. Smh.

    Pynk360.com

  7. lorna

    July 8, 2015 at 11:38 am

    [email protected] of his penis
    This story n outcome is just so sad. was really hoping for a mistake in the allegations against him… really liked him growing up, but if/when confirmed, every crime should be punished regardless…

  8. TA

    July 8, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    As in, I always wondered how several women would come out and accuse you of only same thing…quite glaring and sad. Bill Cosby is arguably a legend in the entertainment world, to ruin all that reputation. In any case, my sympathies lie with all his victims. Must be painful to feel helpless against an obviously highly influential man. Where is that wife of his that was busy defending him?

  9. oy

    July 8, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    i still doubt if this guy did all these things. the testimonies of those women are too similar, they sound like conspiracy..but..we’ll see. shebi na here we dey

  10. am danm tired of you bruno!

    July 8, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Bbruno must u insult? You will jsut go “stupid woman, foolish man, Nigerian women are foolish, bla bla bla! Who the he’ll are you? And why does bellanaija allow this outright ill manner of comments all the time? This dude would jst start as first comentor and be insulting people,like he is some perfect human being.

  11. Isaidit

    July 8, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Karma takes very slow steps but when it catches up with you………sorry!
    There are many of them in Nigeria o,that fear no go let you even talk the story.

    Bayo O your karma is waiting!
    Bellanaija if you like don’t post my comment again,God is seeing you.

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