This isn't the first time Raven-Symoné -- who played Cosby's step-granddaughter on The Cosby Show -- has spoken out about the allegations against him. When the full breadth of Cosby's allegations first went public in 2014, she posted an Instagram vehemently denying rumors that she was taken advantage of by Cosby herself. Again, in July 2015 when a co-star on The View brought up Cosby's prosecution, the actress responded that she needed more time to decide whether he was guilty or innocent.
"It’s interesting. Like I said earlier, things are going to happen. Tough things are gonna happen," Raven-Symoné says in her new interview, when asked about how she deals with her own personal connection to Cosby. "And if my mom and dad and brother are healthy, and people around me are healthy and going through stuff that they can get over eventually, I don’t call it ‘hard’ or ‘challenging,’ because I try not to internalize it.”