With 20 accusations and counting under his belt, Bill Cosby could toe the “no comment” line no longer. The comedian finally broke his silence via Twitter:

Thank you @WhoopiGoldberg.

— Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) December 3, 2014

Thank you @MissJillScott, from the Cosby Family.

— Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) December 3, 2014

Ah, at last! Resolution to this horrible series of accusations!

Wait a minute…never mind.

Goldberg had defended Cosby on The View a couple weeks ago, saying “Perhaps the police might have believed [the allegation], or the hospital. Don’t you do a kit when you say someone has raped you? I hope somebody gets to the bottom of this, but I’m going to reserve my judgment because I have a lot of questions, as I said. It’s crazy, but I have a lot of questions, because I know we all have friends who have gone through this.”

Scott went to war with her Twitter followers when she defended Cosby. Here are a few examples of her exchanges:

@SimplyBerry u know Bill Cosby? I do child and this is insane. Proof. Period.

— ⭐Jill Scott⭐ (@missjillscott) November 30, 2014

@KristensWay I'm respecting a man who has done more for the image of Brown people that almost anyone EVER. From Fat Albert to the Huxtables

— ⭐Jill Scott⭐ (@missjillscott) December 1, 2014

@FireinFreetown ridiculous and soooo immature. Bye Felicia.

— ⭐Jill Scott⭐ (@missjillscott) December 1, 2014

@JasBaileyTweets sides with Mr. Cosby? No. I side with substantiated proof when media/society is attempting to destroy a magnificent Legacy

— ⭐Jill Scott⭐ (@missjillscott) December 1, 2014

@JasBaileyTweets hurt? By an opinion? I've been a solider on many levels for women. I know rape 😡but I'm also aware of propaganda.

— ⭐Jill Scott⭐ (@missjillscott) December 1, 2014

It certainly takes some guts to defend Cosby these days, given the numerous allegations against him spanning many decades. Maybe Goldberg and Scott would be willing to chip in for his $100 million hearing with Gloria Allred?

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[via US Magazine]