Women in Music 2019

Bill Cosby Deposition Changes Jill Scott's Mind: 'I Was Wrong'

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Jill Scott performs during the 2013 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 5, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

"I stood by a man I respected and loved," the R&B singer tweets after the 2005 deposition goes public.

Back in December, Jill Scott was under fire for repeatedly tweeting her support of Bill Cosby despite the numerous sexual-assault allegations against the comedian.

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On Monday (July 6), reports came out that Cosby admitted under oath in 2005 that he gave women drugs with the intention of having sex with them. Now, Scott's tweets have a new message. She wrote that she is "required" to believe all accusations against Cosby because his testimony proves them true.

Scott went on to say she didn't want to jump on the media bandwagon without proof, despite public opinion.

Scott admitted she was wrong in standing by Cosby.

The R&B singer originally supported the comedian on Twitter after a follower asker her to sign a petition for Temple University to sever all ties with Cosby. She responded right away:

Cosby, a nine-time Grammy winner, has charted five entries on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, including a top 10 hit with the No. 4-peaking "Little Ole Man (Uptight-Everything's Alright)" in 1967.


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