Whoopi Goldberg Begrudgingly Admits That Bill Cosby Is Probably A Rapist

Try as she might to defend Bill Cosby until her last breath, even Whoopi Goldberg can’t go on ignoring the facts repeatedly walloping her over the head with regards to the sexual assault allegations against the comedian. After months of dutifully questioning each and every woman who came out and said Cosby drugged and/or raped them — totally over 40 women so far, over four decades — it seems that Whoopi was operating under the mistaken assumption that these accusers had a chance at seeing Cosby tried in a court of law. But today on “The View,” guest Dan Abrams explained that there’s a little thing called the “statute of limitations” that makes that impossible from both a criminal and civil standpoint in nearly every single case.

Whoopi, for some reason, was stunned. “That’s a shock to me,” she said. “You’re saying all that is left to these women is the court of public opinion. … I always thought they would have the opportunity to take him to court, but you’re saying that’s not true.”

Hold on. I gotta pause. HOW did Whoopi not know this? The statute of limitations has been mentioned in TONS of goddamn new articles in regards to Cosby. Did Whoopi not do even the slightest bit of research on this case before caping for her pal and suggesting the victims were opportunists and liars? The fact that Cosby CAN’T be charged with a crime in 99 percent of these cases is one of the biggest tragedies of this story! Her ignorance about even the basic facts of this case, which she has been so obnoxiously vocal about, makes me sick. We are talking about dozens of women being drugged and violated and then keeping quiet about what happened to them for years because they feared no one would believe them. They waited so long because of people like Whoopi, now their ability to seek legal recourse has run out, and Whoopi is like, “O RLY? I haz no idea!”

UGH. Anyway, now that Whoopi understands that the only place that Cosby can really be judged is in the court of public opinion, her tune has changed — though I don’t know why that makes a difference. It’s not like her opinion would have influenced a criminal case anyway! She went on:

“If this is to be tried in the court of public opinion I gotta say, all of the information that’s out there kinda points to guilt. …

You got a serial rapist, he’s been on the streets for 30 years. I thought, ‘Here’s all the information. Take his ass to jail.’ I find out from you that that’s not possible … So, I can’t say any more ‘innocent until proven guilty’. …

It looks bad, Bill. Either speak up or shut up, cause people know now there’s a lot more out there than they thought.”

Gee Whoopi, sure is nice to see you finally come around. What a shame that it took learning about a technicality — one you would have known about had you actually done the slightest bit of research into this case before flapping your gums to defend Cosby — for you to finally wise up. [Deadline]