Speaking out...Cosby Show star Raven Symone has slammed rumours she was molested by Bill Cosby, amid sexual assault allegations against the legendary comedian. Picture: AP Source: AP
 

FORMER Cosby Show actor Raven-Symone has come out in support of her former TV costar Bill Cosby, in light of allegations that he sexually assaulted women during the height of his fame.

Raven-Symoné – who played Cosby’s step-granddaughter Olivia on the famous sitcom in the late 80s and early 90s – took to Instagram to support the besieged comedian.

“I was NOT taking advantage of by Mr. Cosby when I was on the Cosby Show!” she wrote.

“I was practically a baby on that show and this is truly a disgusting rumor that I want no part of! Everyone on that show treated me with nothing but kindness. Now keep me out of this!”

Raven-Symoné is the first of Cosby’s co-stars to speak out publicly in his defense.

As more sexual assault allegations came to light, Cosby lost a new US television sitcom project and a Netflix comedy special, amid reports that he drugged and raped several women while he was a major TV star.

Assault claims...Comedian Bill Cosby’s upcoming sitcom and comedy special have both been

Assault claims...Comedian Bill Cosby’s upcoming sitcom and comedy special have both been cancelled as a number of women have come forward to claim he drugged and raped them. Picture: AP Source: AP

Clueless actor Stacy Dash, who appeared on an episode of The Cosby Show also took to social media to say she also had a positive experience working with Cosby.

 

Over the past week, the star was dropped as a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman, while TV Land (a cable network in the US) has made the decision to pull reruns of The Cosby Show, effectively immediately.

 
 
 
 
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By Staff 11/20/2014 11:04:00
 

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