- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Jill Scott, an R&B singer who had publicly defended her “mentor” Bill Cosby against numerous rape allegations, has come out against the embattled comedian following testimony from an unsealed 2005 civil suit that was first reported Monday.

The deposition, which was released after a request by The Associated Press, revealed that Mr. Cosby admitted to giving a woman Quaaludes and said he obtained the drugs with the idea that he would give them to women he wanted to have sex with.

Ms. Scott, who in the past has avidly defended Mr. Cosby amid sexual assault allegations by dozens of women, tweeted Monday night: “About Bill Cosby. Sadly his own testimony offers PROOF of terrible deeds, which is ALL I have ever required to believe the accusations.

“We live in America. Many African American men are detained &/or imprisoned for crimes without evidence. I will never jump on bandwagons … based on social media or hearsay. Proof will always matter more than public opinion. The sworn testimony is proof. Completely disgusted,” she wrote.

“I stood by a man I respected and loved. I was wrong. It HURTS!!! When you get it ALL right, holla,” Ms. Scott continued.

“Reasoning with the angry & unreasonable? No. I’m not sorry for standing by my mentor. I’m sorry the accusations Rtrue,” she concluded.

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