On the heels of Bill Cosby’s wife Camille publicly supporting her embattled husband, the comic’s grown daughter Evin is standing by her father, telling Access Hollywood the once-beloved Jello pitchman remains “the FATHER you thought you knew.”
Evin, 38, added to the outlet, “The Cosby Show was my today's tv reality show.”
Evin earlier danced around the topic in a series of posts to Facebook on Monday, indirectly defending her father, saying she loved her mother and ripping Spelman College after the institution suspended a program in her parents’ name (that they donated $20 million to back in 1988).
“Spelman College should be ashamed of themselves,” she wrote, referring to a story about four Morehouse college students who were falsely accused of rape. “Shame on YOU Spelman.
“You need to go to Sister's Chapel and talk about this article and revisit how many other innocent MEN that have been WRONGFULLY accused!!"
On the topic of rape, Evin called it “a serious allegation” -- but noted that false rape accusations are equally serious.
“When someone rapes a person they go to prison,” Evin wrote. “THAT should also happen to the person that has wrongfully accused an innocent victim.
"They are not ONLY destroying innocent people's life they are ALSO making it hard for the MEN and Women to find justice when they have been raped.”
Evin also encouraged those who have been falsely “accused of a major crime … to stand up and say something.”
Hitting another hotpoint of the controversy, Evin questioned how someone who claims to have been drugged to have such a crisp recollection of events.
Backing up her sentiments with screengrabs of supportive social media sentiments toward her and her family, Evin thanked those who've provided “beautiful positive energy” during the family’s dark days of late.
“There will always be jealous, vengeful and crazy people out there to break anyone down,” she wrote. “Everyday we wake up and appreciate the love and support from everyone.
She said people who are “angry can't live as easy as the ones that can love, RESPECT and not to find the easy way out by making FALSE accusations;” and that “it’s easier to want the best for someone that has done such great things in life.”