Musician Jill Scott has been one of the most outspoken voices defending Bill Cosby through the many allegations of sexual assault and rape faced by the comedian. But after the release of court documents yesterday detailing how Cosby gave sedatives to at least one young woman, she's finally admitted she was wrong.
Scott, who wrote extensively on social media about wanting proof that Cosby was guilty and said she was showing respect for "a man who has done more for the image of Brown people that almost anyone EVER," wrote on Monday evening that in the face of this evidence, she can't defend him any longer.
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
She also noted why she was sticking up for him in the first place:
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
She also opened up about experiencing what many people have been feeling throughout this ordeal — that a man they thought they knew (either personally or through pop culture) would be guilty of such a crime is difficult on many levels.
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
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