Whoopi Goldberg Backtracks on Cosby Defense

After defending Bill Cosby in the face of repeated allegations of sexual assault, and even in the wake of the 2005 deposition testimony in which Cosby admitted to drugging women, Whoopi Goldberg has apparently backtracked.

On Tuesday morning's episode of The View, Goldberg spoke with Dan Abrams about the allegations and legal avenues for the victims. “I always thought they would have the opportunity to take him to court,” she said to Abrams who confirmed that was indeed the case.

Goldberg also stated that, “If this is to be tried in the court of public opinion, I got to say all of the information that’s out there kind of points to guilt."

Goldberg seemed to be operating under the assumption that only the court could conclusively prove Cosby as a rapist. With that option unavailable, Goldberg said, “I have to say I thought that, yeah, here’s all the information, take his ass to jail. I find out from you that that’s not possible. So I can’t say any more ‘innocent until proven guilty,’ because there’s no way to prove it. We are the only proof that folks have.”

Watch the full segment below:


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