You might remember Raven-Symone from when she played a fictionalized, teen psychic version of herself on Disney Channel’s hit series, That’s So Raven. What you might also remember her from is her breakout role as Olivia on The Cosby Show. So, in fall 2014, when several women came forward saying that Bill Cosby raped them, the media wanted to know what Raven had to say. There were even rumors that Cosby had sexually abused her when she was a young girl.
Back in November, Raven especially didn’t want to talk about the scandal. After having rumors hurled at her, the View co-host wrote, “Everyone on that show treated me with nothing but kindness. Now keep me out of this!”
These days, Raven finds herself singing a slightly different tune. On Tuesday’s episode of The View, the first of the “Hot Topics” was Cosby’s admissions to giving women drugs so he could have sex with them. Raven remarked that she doesn’t particularly like talking about this scandal “because [Cosby is] the reason [she is] on this panel in the first place.” However, she also commented that to develop an opinion on whether he’s guilty “you need the proof” and these are “real facts.”
It’s possible she would have said more, but guest host Candace Cameron Bure, who played DJ Tanner on famous sitcom, Full House, interrupted her. Bure said that Cosby’s admission “points to guilty, guilty, guilty.” The star of the upcoming Netflix series, Fuller House, was filling in for regular host, Rosie Perez.
Academy Award winner and View co-host, Whoopi Goldberg, moderated this episode’s panel. She’s been one of Cosby’s defenders since the scandal struck. She “urged” her fellow hosts to be careful about what they were saying.
“In America, you’re still innocent until proven guilty,” she reminded everyone. “He has not been proven.”
What do you think of the discussion these ladies had on The View?