Jill Scott Defends Bill Cosby Amidst Rape Claims, Wages War With Twitter Followers

Jill Scott and Bill Cosby
Jill Scott defended beleaguered comedian Bill Cosby via Twitter, slamming those who supposedly ruined his "magnificent legacy" Jemal Countess/Getty Images; Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

The Real Thing according to Jill Scott. The singer weighed in on Bill Cosby's ongoing scandal on Monday, Dec. 1, slamming Twitter followers and the media for ruining the embattled comedian's "magnificent legacy."

Scott, 42, received an honorary degree from Cosby in early 2014 at Temple University, the comic's alma mater in Philadelphia.

While responding to tweets on her personal account, Scott made the bold decision to publicly defend the beleaguered Cosby Show star. Almost immediately, followers questioned Scott's comments. The singer, however, still maintained her stance on Cosby's alleged innocence in the face of numerous allegations of rape.

Jill Scott and Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby sits next to Jill Scott who is to receive her Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Temple University during the commencement ceremony of the graduating class of 2014 at the Liacouras Center William Wade Jr/Polaris

About 20 women have come forward, accusing Cosby, now 77, of sexually assaulting them in the past. This past weekend, supermodel Janice Dickinson gave an emotional interview to CNN recalling a 1982 incident when Cosby allegedly drugged and raped her.

"I would like Cosby to come out and at least acknowledge that he is a pig, he is a monster, and he raped me,” Dickinson told CNN.

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