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Lisa Bonet: There was something ‘sinister’ about Bill Cosby

Lisa Bonet attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Justice League" at Dolby Theatre on Nov. 13, 2017, in Los Angeles
Lisa Bonet attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Justice League" at Dolby Theatre on Nov. 13, 2017, in Los Angeles

Lisa Bonet hates to tell you she “told you so” about Bill Cosby.

The actress, who portrayed Denise Huxtable on “The Cosby Show,” reflected on what it was like being around Bill Cosby on the series in an interview with Net-A-Porter now that the comedian and actor has been accused by more than 50 women of unwanted touching and drug-induced rape.

Bonet, now 50, said that the revelations about Cosby’s behavior haven’t altered her memory about the show – because it was “exactly” as she remembered it.

“There was no knowledge on my part about his specific actions, but … There was just energy. And that type of sinister, shadow energy cannot be concealed,” she told the magazine.

When pressed further about whether she sensed “darkness,” Bonet confirmed that feeling.

“Always,” she said, further clarifying: “If I had anything more to reveal then it would have happened a long time ago. That’s my nature. The truth will set you free.”

Bonet played Denise on the series from 1984 to 1991 and also starred in a spinoff of “The Cosby Show,” called “A Different World.”

She was booted from the series in 1991 after Cosby was reportedly upset by an explicit sex scene she did in the 1987 film “Angel Heart” alongside Mickey Rourke. Later, Bonet abruptly ended her run on “A Different World” upon learning she was pregnant.

“I don’t need to say, ‘I told you so,’” she told Porter Edit about Cosby’s current situation. “I just leave all that to karma and justice and what will be.”

She is one of the few stars from the show that have not publicly defended the once-beloved patriarch of the series.

Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam and Malcolm Jamal Warner have defended Cosby, but Bonet hasn’t been very outspoken about the dozens of accusations – until now.

Cosby, 80, has denied all allegations and is facing a retrial later this year on charges that he drugged and assaulted a woman inside his Philadelphia home in 2004.

In the lengthy, wide-ranging interview, Bonet discusses her marriage with actor Jason Momoa, 38, and how she fell in love with him immediately.

The pair has been together since 2005 and share two children together, Lola, 10, and Nakoa-Wolf, 9. Bonet is also the mother to actress Zoe Kravitz, 29, whom she shares with ex-husband Lenny Kravitz.


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