(Disclaimer: Regarding the photo we chose for this article of the beautiful Lisa Bonet and a headless man: The man probably isn’t Bill Cosby. But without his head, we cannot be 100% sure.)
People shouldn’t be allowed to tweet, post or otherwise represent themselves as someone else, especially a public figure. It causes mayhem.
Look how muddy this Bill Cosby-as-serial-rapist claim has gotten. Falsehoods and exaggerations begat bad press, followed by choosing of sides by executives in the entertainment industry whose knee-jerk reaction is to cancel shows. It’s like a humongous case of tampering with evidence by too many cooks stirring the proverbial pot. And by ‘cooks’ I don’t mean cooks.
The She-Saids are multiplying. (They almost have me convinced Bill Cosby raped me!) Then there’s the He-Said-Nothing [smart move], followed by a widely viewed Fake and Suspended Tweet, which had to be explained to us people by Lisa’s people.
Speaking of people, here’s the very latest coverage from the sidelines of the Cosby mud puddle, from People.com who learned it from Gossip Cop.
On Sunday, the blogosphere went into overdrive when a Tweet attributed to Lisa Bonet seemed aimed at Bill Cosby.
Only one problem: It was all a hoax.
“Lisa Bonet has no social media of any kind,” her manager tells PEOPLE. “Any posts made in her name were made by impersonators with unverified accounts. She also has no comment on the ongoing story.”
“According to the karma of past actions, one’s destiny unfolds, even though everyone wants to be so lucky,” read the Tweet, which was posted on an account using Bonet’s name. “Nothing stays in the dark 4ever!”
Many falsely took that as Bonet – who played Cosby’s daughter, Denise, on The Cosby Show from 1989 to 1992 – addressing the numerous sexual assault allegations against the 77-year-old comedian. (The actor has denied the claims through his lawyer.)
The fake Twitter account has since been suspended. Gossip Cop was first to report the hoax.
Bonet isn’t the only member of the Huxtable family to speak out. Raven-Symoné (who played Cosby’s step-granddaughter, Olivia, on the show) took to social media last week to deny rumors that she was one of his victims.
Gimme a break. Everybody go back to your corners and come out after you’ve learned to 1. tell the truth, and 2. mind your own bees wax.
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