Cosby Show's Malcolm-Jamal Warner Opens Up About 'Mentor' Bill Cosby's Rape Allegations
“He’s one of my mentors, and he’s been very influential and played a big role in my life as a friend and mentor. Just as it’s painful to hear any woman talk about sexual assault, whether true or not, it’s just as painful to watch my friend and mentor go through this,” the 44-year-old actor and musician shared with Billboard.
“I can’t really speak on any of the allegations because obviously, I was not there. The Bill Cosby I know has been great to me and great for a lot of people. What he’s done for comedy and television has been legendary and history-making. What he’s done for the black community and education has been invaluable. That’s the Bill Cosby I know. I can’t speak on the other stuff,” Malcolm-Jamal added.
Malcolm-Jamal starred as Theo Huxtable on The Cosby Show from 1984-1992.