Lisa Bonet: Something ‘sinister’ about Cosby during filming of show



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 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.

Sensed ‘darkness’
When pressed further about whether or not 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 Different World.” She was reportedly booted from the series in 1991 after Cosby was upset by an explicit sex scene 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. “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 Cosby. He has denied all allegations and is facing a retrial later this year on charges that he drugged and assaulted a woman at his Philadelphia home in 2004.


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