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After Bill Cosby Allegations, Lisa Bonet Comes Forward W/ Disturbing Truth She's Known For Years


The #MeToo movement has given many women the confidence to finally speak out about sexual assault experiences.

Women in Hollywood, in particular, have been prominent in voicing their accusations against people such as Harvey Weinstein.

Over fifty women have accused Bill Cosby of drugging and/or sexually assaulting them, and the comedian has denied the allegations.

Lisa Bonet has finally decided to end her silence in the midst of the scandal.

“There was no knowledge on my part about (Bill Cosby’s) specific actions, but … There was just energy,” she told Porter Edit. “And that type of sinister, shadow energy cannot be concealed.

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“And if I had anything more to reveal then it would have happened a long time ago. That’s my nature. The truth will set you free.”

Bonet’s breakout role in Hollywood was as Denise Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” when she was 16 years old.

When asked if the sexual assault allegations against Cosby have “tainted her memory” of her time on the show, she said it hadn’t.

“It’s exactly as I remember it.”

This is the first time that Bonet has come forward about the accusations.

Her daughter, Zoë Kravitz, said in a Guardian interview in 2015 that her mother did not talk about the allegations, even to her.

“She hasn’t, she really hasn’t,” she says. “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.”

Cosby had been critical of some of Bonet’s career choices–specifically her role in “Angel Heart.”

In the film, Bonet performed a nude sex scene and even posed naked on the cover of Interview magazine to promote the film.

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She returned to “The Cosby Show” in 1988, but was fired over “creative differences.”

“I don’t need to say, ‘I told you so,'” she said of Cosby’s allegations. “I just leave all that to karma and justice and what will be.”

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Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. A University of Oregon graduate, Erin has conducted research in data journalism and contributed to various publications as a writer and editor.
Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. She grew up in San Diego, California, proceeding to attend the University of Oregon and graduate with honors holding a degree in journalism. During her time in Oregon, Erin was an associate editor for Ethos Magazine and a freelance writer for Eugene Magazine. She has conducted research in data journalism, which has been published in the book “Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future.” Erin is an avid runner with a heart for encouraging young girls and has served as a coach for the organization Girls on the Run. As a writer and editor, Erin strives to promote social dialogue and tell the story of those around her.
Tucson, Arizona
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Contributor for Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future
Prescott, Arizona
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