Bill Cosby may have nothing to say about the staggering amount of rape allegations against him, but one member of his family does and is speaking up about it.
“I believe he is innocent and unless the judicial system can prove otherwise, I stand behind him and his contributions,” said Braxton Cosby in an interview with Farrah Grey. Braxton also talked about the effects the allegations have had on the Cosby family. “Well, for me personally, it has allowed me to see some people in a different light. The Bible says that brothers are born on adversity and a friend loves at all times.
I’ve seen the true faces of a few friends around me and that is OK because it is necessary. But, at the same time, I’ve been given a lot of love and warm wishes by acquaintances over social media and they have really shown their appreciation to the contributions of my uncle.”
In more Cosby news, some U.S. universities and colleges have severed ties with the activist and comedian. According to Time, The University of Massachusetts Amherst, where Cosby received his masters and doctorate degrees, asked him to leave his post an honorary co-chairman of the school’s fundraising campaign.
“Bill Cosby has agreed to resign as an honorary co-chair of UMass Amherst’s capital campaign,” Ed Blaguszewski, spokesman for The University of Massachusetts Amherst, said in a statement. “He no longer has any affiliation with the campaign nor does he serve in any other capacity for the university.”