Bill Cosby’s innocence is being questioned even more heavily after it was revealed he had admitted in a 2005 deposition to drugging a young woman with Quaaludes so that he could have sex with her back in the ’70s.
The admission was a big red flag concerning the ongoing lawsuit that began last fall when dozens of women came forward claiming they had been drugged and/or sexually abused by Cosby at one time.
After the deposition was released, people who previously stood behind the comedian are changing their opinions and the latest to distance themselves from the once beloved man is Walt Disney World. Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the resort in Orlando, Florida, opted to remove a bust of Cosby after the park closed on Tuesday, July 7.
Several other businesses have also cut ties with the comedian after Monday’s revelation, including Bounce TV, NBC, as well as a restaurant in Washington D.C. that had a large mural of the star; as of Tuesday, the image is no longer on display.
Meanwhile Jill Scott, who has stood behind Cosby this whole time, retracted her support after the documents were released, tweeting, “About Bill Cosby. Sadly his own testimony offers PROOF of terrible deeds, which is ALL I have ever required to believe the accusations” and “I stood by a man I respected and loved. I was wrong. It HURTS!!! When you get it ALL right, holla.”