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Whoopi Goldberg Defends Bill Cosby, Says 'He Has Not Been Proven A Rapist'

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10:  Actress Whoopi Goldberg poses at the Glamour 2014 Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on N
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Actress Whoopi Goldberg poses at the Glamour 2014 Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)

Whoopi Goldberg has voiced her continued support for Bill Cosby, explaining that he is "innocent until proven guilty." 

On Tuesday's episode of "The View," the co-host expressed her opinion by saying that she didn't want to make any judgments about the comedian because "he has not been proven a rapist." 

The Academy Award-winning actress, who jokingly referred to herself as "a former quaalude user" elaborated, “I don’t like snap judgments because I’ve had snap judgments made on me, so I’m very, very careful. Save your texts. Save your nasty comments. I don’t care.”

She continued, “I say this because this is my opinion, and in America, still, I know it’s a shock, but you are still innocent until proven guilty … He has not been proven a rapist.”

Goldberg also joked, "The '80s weren't fun for everyone." 

Co-host Raven-Symoné, who noted Cosby "gave me my first job," admitted it was hard to talk about him. 

"I don't really like to discuss [this] because he is the reason I am on this panel in the first place,” she said, adding, “You need proof, and then I will be able to give my judgment here or there.”

The episode aired just a day after newly released court documents revealed Cosby had admitted to purchasing drugs (quaaludes) and giving them to women before having sex with them. The revelation caused singer Jill Scott to withdraw her support for Cosby. 

You can watch the entire clip over at Jezebel. 

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