The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg took a lot of flack when she openly questioned the rape allegations levied against Bill Cosby last week. Despite Cosby’s bombshell testimony admitting he obtained drugs to give to women for sex, Goldberg stuck to her guns that there was no proof he was a serial rapist.
“This is my opinion, and in America still, I know it’s a shock, but you actually were innocent until proven guilty,” she explained. “He has not been proven a rapist.”
Now, Goldberg seems to be changing her tune.
Tuesday, Goldberg invited ABC legal analyst Dan Abrams on to the show to explain why Cosby hasn’t been arrested given the dozens of women who have come forward to accuse him of rape.
Abrams explained Cosby hasn’t been charged with rape because the statute of limitations on the allegations has run out on all of the cases. Goldberg seemed shocked that Cosby couldn’t be arrested for the alleged crimes and nothing can be done.
“I always thought rape cases were open-ended,” Goldberg told Abrams. “I always thought they would have the opportunity to take him to court, but you’re saying that’s not true?”
“They don’t,” Abrams said.
After hearing the explanation, Goldberg seemed to change her stance on Cosby’s innocence.
“If this is to be tried in the court of public opinion, I got to say all of the information that’s out there kind of points to guilt,” she said. “I can’t say anymore, ‘innocent until proven guilty,’ because there’s no way to prove it. We’re the only proof that folks have. We’re the only backup they have.”