Whoopi Goldberg Still Believes Bill Cosby is Innocent

Whoopi Goldberg at Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together Relief Benefit on November 02, 2012 in New York City, New York.

The release of documents Monday from a 2005 deposition in which Bill Cosby admitted under oath that he gave women drugs for the purpose of sex has been pretty damning to the comedian. But while some of his former supporters have now changed their opinions over the more than two dozen accusations of rape or groping that have arisen in the past year, Whoopi Goldberg is still supporting the besmirched American icon. 

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On The View Tuesday, Goldberg said she was reserving her judgment until Cosby is proven guilty. (The problem with that being that there are no actual lawsuits against Cosby at the moment, since the statute of limitations has passed for most the women who have accused Cosby of assault.)

As the panel continued, Raven-Symoné weighed in, too, similarly reserving judgement. As a former star on the Cosby show, she acknowledged her bias before asking what the deposition documents actually prove -- a point that was given little attention. 

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Goldberg continued, saying basically the '80s were a weird time, that she needs more information and doesn't want to pass any snap judgments onto Cosby. She articulated this with a personal example, alluding to the massive backlash she received for writing then-boyfriend Ted Danson's jokes at her own Friars Club roast in 1993 that were widely considered incredibly racist

"So I'm very, very careful," Goldberg said. "Save your texts, save your nasty comments -- I don't care."

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