A couple of members of Bill Cosby’s TV family have expressed some measure of support for the comedian, who’s accused of abusing dozens of women. For example, former “Cosby Show” cast member Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played Cosby’s daughter, Rudy, on the hit TV show, has said the allegations don’t jibe with the man she knew. And Phylicia Rashad, who played Cosby’s wife, Claire Huxtable, said the women’s complaints are part of an “orchestrated” campaign to destroy Cosby’s legacy.
But not Lisa Bonet. The actress, who played another Cosby daughter on the show, has finally broken her silence on the subject of the star’s alleged misconduct, and though she says she had no knowledge of inappropriate behavior, she did have a bad feeling.
“There was just energy. And that type of sinister, shadow energy cannot be concealed,” Bonet says in Net-a-Porter’s Porter magazine.
Asked if she sensed a darkness about Cosby, Bonet responds: “Always. And 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.”
Bonet and Cosby had a falling out toward the end of her time on “The Cosby Show.” He didn’t approve of her posing topless in Interview magazine, and opposed her doing a nude scene with Mickey Rourke in the film “Angel Heart.”
“I don’t need to say, ‘I told you so,’ ” Bonet says in the new interview. “I just leave all that to karma and justice and what will be.”
The 80-year-old Cosby is about to be tried — again — on charges he drugged and molested Andrea Constand. A previous trial ended in a hung jury.