Back in December, Scott defended Cosby against mounting sexual assault allegations, saying, "I side with substantiated proof when media/society is attempting to destroy a magnificent Legacy… I'm respecting a man who has done more for the image of Brown people that almost anyone EVER (sic)."
But after Cosby's 2005 deposition in a sexual assault lawsuit was released, proving he admitted to drugging women, the singer has been forced to rethink her formerly staunch opinion.
About Bill Cosby. Sadly his own testimony offers PROOF of terrible deeds, which is ALL I have ever required to believe the accusations.— Jill Scott (@missjillscott) July 6, 2015
1) We live in America. Many African American men are detained &/or imprisoned for crimes without evidence. I will never jump on bandwagons— Jill Scott (@missjillscott) July 6, 2015
2) based on social media or hearsay. Proof will always matter more than public opinion. The sworn testimony is proof. Completely disgusted.— Jill Scott (@missjillscott) July 6, 2015
I stood by a man I respected and loved. I was wrong. It HURTS!!! When you get it ALL right, holla.— Jill Scott (@missjillscott) July 6, 2015
Reasoning with the angry & unreasonable? No. I'm not sorry for standing by my mentor. I'm sorry the accusations Rtrue pic.twitter.com/8oHD9u12em— Jill Scott (@missjillscott) July 7, 2015
On one level, what she says makes sense — she didn't want to jump to conclusions without proof. But now that the proof is before us, you can't help but feel sorry for her. Her image of her hero has been totally destroyed.
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