John Oliver Compares Whoopi Goldberg’s Bill Cosby Defense to Backing

“The View” co-host says, “What we have learned is there’s no recourse for these women except what they’re doing”.


Following reports that a 2005 deposition included Cosby admitting to giving Quaaludes to women for sex, Goldberg repeatedly defended the legendary comedian, arguing that he had not been conclusively proven a rapist.

In an interruption to the normal round-table debate style of the “The View“, co-host Goldberg sat down one-on-one with ABC News’ Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams on Tuesday to discuss her take on the disgraced comedian. “Now, again, I always thought they would have the opportunity to take him to court, but [Abrams is] saying that’s not true”.

Among the clips is her famous “I don’t believe it was rape-rape”, defense of director Roman Polanski who fled the country after being accused of having sex with a 13-year-old, and Goldberg withholding judgment of singer Chris Brown after he brutally beat his girlfriend at the time, Rihanna, prior to the Grammys. Goldberg’s innate desire to play devil’s advocate on everything from rape to the messiest of celebrity scandals always has her saying something that’s just…bad.

“You got a serial rapist, he’s been on the streets for 30 years”, Goldberg continued. If this is to be tried in the court of public opinion I gotta say, all of the information that’s out there kinda points to guilt. With respect to Mel Gibson, who admitted to making anti-Semitic remarks when he was arrested for DUI in 2006, she said “I know Mel and I know he’s not a racist.”‘. Goldberg has arguably been Cosby’s most vocal supporter not named Camille throughout this horrifying ordeal in which over 40 women over the years 1965-2008 have accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them.

Abrams noted the women who have come forward “together…make a much more compelling case”, adding, “It is impossible to ignore the consistency of these stories” and that, “as practical matter, the remedy against Bill Cosby is the court of public opinion”.




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