Following the release of 2005 court documents where Bill Cosby admitted to obtaining quaaludes for the purpose of giving them to women, singer Jill Scott has distanced herself from the 77-year-old comedian.
“About Bill Cosby. Sadly his own testimony offers PROOF of terrible deeds, which is ALL I have ever required to believe the accusations,” Scott wrote on Twitter.
“We live in America. Many African American men are detained &/or imprisoned for crimes without evidence. I will never jump on bandwagons based on social media or hearsay. Proof will always matter more than public opinion. The sworn testimony is proof. Completely disgusted,” she continued.
Last year, Scott was criticized after defending Cosby via her Twitter account. “I’m respecting a man who has done more for the image of Brown people that almost anyone EVER. From Fat Albert to the Huxtables,” Scott wrote in response to a Twitter user questioning her support for Cosby over the many women who have come forward with sexual assault allegations against the star.
“I stood by a man I respected and loved. I was wrong. It HURTS!!! When you get it ALL right, holla,” Scott wrote on Monday.