Bill Cosby rape allegations are still hitting the headlines as people try to sort out the sordid story. The accusations are not new and were buried decades ago, and many people note that today’s social media plays a role in spreading information quickly. Recently a Twitter posting by Lisa Bonet seemed to insinuate that Cosby was a rapist. The information, according to Wednesday’s news by Web Pro News indicates that social media cannot be trusted to be accurate because the post came from a fake account. The fake account has been deleted, but the damage was done.
Atlanta Black Star confirmed on Wednesday that Lisa Bonet, who played Denise Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” wants no part of the public discourse about Bill Cosby’s legal troubles. Lisa Bonet has previously denied making any post about Cosby, and news reports indicate that she does not have any social media account. The incriminating Twitter post was fake.
Inquistr reported that another of Cosby’s TV children Raven-Symone, who played Olivia Kendall (Denise Huxtable’s stepdaughter) has declined to comment on the Cosby allegations and indicated that actors from that show will be impacted financially with lost revenue because of the series cancellations. Meanwhile, fans are left wondering about the relationships between Cosby and the children he worked with and Raven Symone points out the obvious with this posting on Instagram:
“I was NOT taken advantage of by Mr. Cosby when I was on the Cosby Show! was practically a baby on that show and this is truly a disgusting rumor that I want no part of! Everyone on that show treated me with nothing but kindness. Now keep me out of this!”
The stories are so intense that Tuesday, Perez Hilton published a timeline of the accusations with links to each woman’s story. Today, US News reported on new allegations by a woman in New Mexico, leaving fans to wonder where the new accusations will lead.
Cosby denies allegations of raping grown women with the stance that innuendos should not have to be addressed. The age of the rumors and the ability of anyone to invent rumors has some people leery of the accusations, while others are ready to judge Cosby as guilty.
According to US News on Wednesday, new reports by two new accusers have been made known. Cosby’s lawyer sums it up with this concise remark: “The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity.”