26-year-old actress doesn’t think her mother “has any insight” into the scandal surrounding the former TV dad
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Kravitz said that although her mother tends to stay silent on the scandal, she is every bit as disgusted as everyone else.
“She hasn’t, she really hasn’t [talked],” the 26-year-old actress said. “She’d plead the fifth, even to me. I think she’s just staying out of it. She’s just as disgusted and concerned as everyone else is, but I don’t think she has any insight. It’s news to her as well.”
Bonet played Cosby’s daughter Denise Huxtable on “The Cosby Show,” which aired from 1984 to 1992 on NBC. Because of her recurring role on the show, many might believe that Bonet has “inside information” on the scandal, which Kravitz understands.
“Of course,” she says. “She was on the show for a long time. She’s also a beautiful woman. It makes people wonder.”
However, she feels that her mother isn’t hiding anything.
“She’s a very straightforward person,” Kravitz continued. “If there was something she felt the world needed to know that would help this case or help any women who had been abused, she would say something.”
In recent months, dozens of women have come forward to accuse Cosby of rape and sexual assault, including “Cosby Show” actress Lili Bernard, who alleges that the comedian drugged, raped and threatened her while he was mentoring her in preparation for her appearance on the sitcom.
Other “Cosby Show” stars have spoken out about the scandal, too. Eden Tirl, who appeared on the show during its fifth season, came forward about her encounters with Cosby.
Former “Cosby Show” actor Joseph C. Phillips, who played Denise Huxtable’s husband Lt. Martin Kendall on the NBC sitcom, has pointed a finger at his former TV father-in-law in a column on his website titled,“Of Course Bill Cosby Is Guilty!”