Bill Cosby Tweets for First Time in Weeks

Thanks supporters as new accusers emerge
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2014 9:48 AM CST
Bill Cosby Tweets for First Time in Weeks
In this Nov. 6, 2013 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Stand Up for Heroes event at Madison Square Garden in New York.   (John Minchillo/Invision/AP, File)

Bill Cosby has been pretty quiet since rape accusations against him started becoming big news, but this week tweets appeared on his Twitter feed for the first time since Nov. 17. "Thank you @WhoopiGoldberg," he tweeted Tuesday, following that up yesterday with "Thank you @MissJillScott, from the Cosby Family." Goldberg defended Cosby on The View back on Nov. 20, saying she planned to "reserve my judgment because I have a lot of questions." One of those questions: "Perhaps the police might have believed [the allegation], or the hospital," she said. "Don’t you do a kit when you say someone has raped you?" And Scott defended Cosby and his "magnificent legacy" on Monday, Us reports.

Meanwhile, three more alleged Cosby victims came forward yesterday, People reports. Gloria Allred, who is representing them, held a press conference stating that Cosby should put $100 million in a fund for his alleged victims—and also waive the statute of limitations on sexual assault claims, which would allow the women to sue him. "It could be advantageous for Mr. Cosby to give up the statute of limitations because there is a huge cloud on his reputation and legacy," she said. "If Mr. Cosby believes all the women are being untruthful, then this is his opportunity to prove it. What could be fairer than that?" In the wake of the press conference, Cosby delayed two shows he was scheduled to do in New York Saturday, TMZ reports. (Roseanne Barr recently deleted a controversial Cosby tweet.)

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