Women in Music 2016

Bill Cosby 'Has Been Tarnished,' Says Bob Saget

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Bill Cosby performs at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on Sept. 26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Bob Saget, who's called Bill Cosby a mentor of his, has been reluctant to weigh in on the sexual assault allegations against Cosby in the past.

But in an appearance on HuffPost Live on Tuesday, Saget, responding to a fan's question, said that the embattled comedian's legacy has been tarnished.

"I think any human being that does things that are despicable to other human beings will be slightly tarnished by history," Saget said before noting that he often avoids this topic and then joking about the allegations that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted dozens of women.

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"It's an area I don't usually delve into, but you're a very brave woman," he told the fan. "And I brought a briefcase of pills to give to you."

In all seriousness, Saget said the situation is "very sad."

"I think the answer is obvious, that the man has been tarnished," he added. "And it's just sad for all of the people involved."

In April, Saget told Philadelphia radio station WMMR, "People that are your heroes are sometimes incredibly disappointing by turning out to be douchey people."

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During that appearance, Saget also joked of his status as Temple University's "most respected" alum, saying "I would put Hall & Oates over me, but that’s me."

This article originally appeared in THR.com.