Lisa Bonet has remained relatively quiet about the controversy surrounding Bill Cosby, until now.
Bonet, 51, sat down with PORTEREdit and reflected on her Cosby Show days and the sexual misconduct allegations that have been brought against her former TV dad.
When asked if the tidal wave of claims that have surfaced against the now 80-year-old Cosby have tarnished her memories of the show she said: “No, it’s exactly as I remember it.”
During the shows eight year run Bonet was rumored to have had a difficult working relationship with Cosby. She however admitted “there was no knowledge on my part about his specific actions, but … There was just energy,” she said. “And that type of sinister, shadow energy cannot be concealed.”
‘If I had anything more to reveal then it would have happened a long time ago. That’s my nature. The truth will set you free,” she added.
More than 50 women have accused Cosby of drugging and/or sexually assaulting them decades ago, but he has denied all the allegations.
He stood trial in 2017 after being accused of drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, mansion in January 2004. In June, a Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial after the jury announced that they were “hopelessly deadlocked” after deliberating for days.
“I don’t need to say, ‘I told you so’,” Bonet about where Cosby stands now. “I just leave all that to karma and justice and what will be.”
Cosby is expected to face a retrial on April 2.