The Pulp Fiction actor appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live on Thursday, when he was asked his opinion on the controversy.
Host Andy Cohen asked Jackson his thoughts on the sex assault claims against Cosby, which continue to grow.
Jackson said, “I wish he would say something. Popular opinion would say, ‘Where there’s smoke, there’s fire’. But, I mean, I can’t make a judgment about it”.
He continued, “I mean, I make my judgments because I have a daughter, I have a wife that I love. I have a lot of women in my life, and I know, you know, women are vulnerable to society. And people with power take advantage of people.”
Here is Samuel L. Jackson’s interview with Andy Cohen, along with Meredith Viera. The part about Cosby begins at the 14:53 mark:
The abuse charges against Cosby have been bubbling since 2002, however hit fever pitch in November last year when Barbara Bowman, one of Cosby’s first accusers, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post, titled “Bill Cosby raped me. Why did it take 30 years for people to believe my story?”
Earlier this week, Cosby thanked Eddie Murphy for not mocking him on Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary show.
Murphy had been asked by writers to play Cosby, but decided against it because “he didn’t want to kick a man when he’s down”.
Cosby issued a statement through his rep, saying, “I am very appreciative of Eddie and I applaud his actions”.
Most of the women’s stories of rape also include being drugged by Cosby first. He met with them promising them a role on his popular series at the time.
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