Singer and actress Jill Scott is not rushing to judge Bill Cosby after more than 19 women have come forward to claim the comedian took advantage of them, sexually assaulted them, and even raped them in some cases.
“I’m not dismissing. I’m just not quick to jump at the bit,” Scott stressed. “Sides with Mr. Cosby? No. I side with substantiated proof when media/society is attempting to destroy a magnificent Legacy.”
Although a number of her followers were not happy with her opinion on the matter, Scott did not apologize for her views. Instead, she offered to “agree to disagree,” and advised women to “get evidence” when sexually assaulted.
“Rape is a despicable, cowardly crime,” Scott tweeted. “If you’ve been raped- plz do NOT shower, go to police IMMEDIATELY, have a rap kit done. GET EVIDENCE. ”
Here are all of Scott’s thoughts on the Cosby sex scandal:
@SimplyBerry darling I’ve learned not to believe too much without proof. Especially about someone whose done so much for our greater good.
@Pants_So_Short no. I’m just not into condemnation without proof.
@JasBaileyTweets sister I was accused of something dreadful in high school. Many people believed it. Some may still. It was a terrible LIE.
@JasBaileyTweets so if 20 people say something about you, it’s true?
@JasBaileyTweets I’m not dismissing. I’m just not quick to jump at the bit.
We will respectfully have to agree to disagree.
@JasBaileyTweets sides with Mr. Cosby? No. I side with substantiated proof when media/society is attempting to destroy a magnificent Legacy
@KristensWay 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
@curlyheadRED shame? Mr. Cosby's allegation are on two major mags if not more but he's not charged and there's no proof.
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.