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Raven Symone, Whoopi Goldberg Defend Bill Cosby: ‘He Has Not Been Proven a Rapist’

Whoopi Goldberg is continuing to defend Bill Cosby as new court documents reveal that the embattled comedian testified in 2005 to drugging women for sex.

Goldberg insisted that the former TV star “has not been proven a rapist” while discussing the new revelations with her co-hosts on the “The View” Tuesday.

“In America, still — I know it’s a shock — you are innocent until proven guilty,” she said. “He has not been proven a rapist.”

Court docs stemming from a 2005 lawsuit filed by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand show that Cosby admitted to giving Constand three tablets of Benadryl and having seven prescriptions for Quaaludes. Cosby said he offered the sedative to at least one woman and “other people.”

“I don’t like snap judgments because I’ve had snap judgments made on me, so I’m very, very careful,” Goldberg continued. “Save your texts, save your nasty comments. I don’t care.”

New “View” host Raven Symone, who as a child starred with Cosby on “The Cosby Show,” was more cautious with her stance.

“I don’t like to talk about it much because he’s the reason I’m on this panel in the first place, he gave me my first job,” she said. “You need the proof and then I’ll be able to give my judgment here or there. Now that there are more facts, more people can come up.”

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