Bill Cosby Tweets Thanks to Whoopi Goldberg, Jill Scott for Their Support

by Jackie Willis 9:54 AM PST, December 03, 2014
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Bill Cosby is tweeting out his thanks to those who've had his back amid multiple sexual assault allegations.

Singer Jill Scott and The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg have stood up for Cosby as women continue to come forward claiming the comedian drugged and raped them. 

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On Wednesday morning, The Cosby Show star tweeted: "Thank you @MissJillScott, from the Cosby Family."

He also extended a shout out to Goldberg, tweeting: "Thank you @WhoopiGoldberg."

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Earlier this year, Scott, 42, received an honorary degree from Cosby at Temple University, the comedian's alma mater in Philadelphia -- of which he recently resigned from their board. The singer defended Cosby on Sunday when responding to a tweet, writing: "U know Bill Cosby? I do child and this is insane. Proof. Period."

She added: "Oh ok. So they've proven the alleged allegations? I didn't know. Will they also be giving him back the millions he's donated?"

Scott didn't stop there. She responded to another one of her followers, writing: "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."

She also tweeted that she wasn't necessarily taking his side: "Sides with Mr. Cosby? No. I side with substantiated proof when media/society is attempting to destroy a magnificent Legacy."

Concluding her rant, Scott wrote: "Rape is a despicable, cowardly crime. If you've been raped- plz do NOT shower, go to police IMMEDIATELY, have a rap kit done. GET EVIDENCE."

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Meanwhile, Goldberg has been expressing her opinions on Cosby's scandal to the ladies of The View. Cosby, a friend of Goldberg's, has vehemently denied these sexual abuse allegations and has never been charged for such claims.

"Quite honestly, look, I'm sorry, having been on both sides of this where people allege that you do something -- it doesn't matter now," she said. "The cat's out of the bag, people have it in their head. ...I hope that there is justice for this lady (referring to Barbara Bowman who alleges Cosby sexually assaulted her). I hope somebody gets to the bottom of this, but I'm going to reserve my judgments because I have a lot of questions.”

These tweets of gratitude from the comedian come a day after a 55-year-old woman announced she was suing the 77-year-old entertainer for allegedly molesting her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15 years old.

His messages of thanks wouldn't be the first of his social media missteps. This past month, Cosby's team created a meme-generator, asking fans to meme the comedian. They posted on Twitter: "Go ahead, tweet me." This led to numerous memes focused around Cosby's rape allegations.

In addition to Scott and Goldberg, Cosby's Ghost Dad co-star Kimberly Russell has also defended the comedian. See her ET interview, below.