Whoopi Goldberg Thinks Bill Cosby Is A Rapist Now
After defending Bill Cosby last week, Whoopi Goldberg took a lot of shit from John Oliver to crazy people sending her death threats. But this morning, she changed her tune and now thinks Bill Cosby looks guilty as hell and needs to “speak up or shut up.” Via Deadline:
As of today, Whoopi’s position is this: “There is no recourse for these women except what they are doing. If this is to be tried in the court of public opinion I gotta say, all of the information that’s out there kinda points to guilt. Now, again, I always thought they would have the opportunity to take him to court, but [ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams is] saying that’s not true.”
“You got a serial rapist, he’s been on the streets for 30 years,” Whoopi said. “I thought, ‘Here’s all the information. Take his ass to jail.’ I find out from you that that’s not possible… So, I can’t say any more ‘innocent until proven guilty’.”
Addressing Cosby, Whoopi concluded, “It looks bad, Bill. Either speak up or shut up, cause people know now there’s a lot more out there than they thought.”
Of course, everything that Whoopi Goldberg learned today was widely available even before Bill Cosby’s court testimony was unsealed, and “innocent until proven guilty” was obviously a concept that could never be applied to this situation and is an almost impossible threshold for rape cases in general (for better or worse). But I guess the important thing is that Whoopi Goldberg learned an important lesson, and now everyone has to write about how everyone should listen to her- holy shit what are we all doing?! *tries to light post on fire* The genie has to go back in the bottle. IT HAS TO GO BACK.