NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- Whoopi Goldberg, who notoriously defended Bill Cosby amidst the many allegations against him, has changed her stance on whether the accused can be considered "innocent until proven guilty."
Now, Goldberg, 59, believes that in the court of public opinion, the information available on Cosby's alleged crimes "kind of points to guilt."
Goldberg interviewed ABC legal analyst Dan Abrams Tuesday on the possible legal actions in a case such as Cosby's. According to him, the statute of limitations for each alleged crime has passed, making it impossible to arrest the comedian and charge him for rape.
"That's a legal technicality," Abrams, 49, said. "It sure feels like a technicality and when you look at the totality of these cases, I think that the public -- put aside a court room -- can say 'You know what? Wow. It doesn't just look like he did it, he admits that he gave Quaaludes to young women to have sex.'"
More than two dozen women have come forward to accuse Cosby of sexual assault, although some of the alleged crimes took place as long as 40 years before. After publicly denying the allegations, documents recently released confirm that Cosby did indeed administer drugs to women he intended to have sex with.
"The remedy against Bill Cosby is the court of public opinion," Abrams asserted.
After news broke that Cosby admitted to giving drugs to women he wanted to have sex with, Goldberg defended him, saying he shouldn't be considered guilty until proven so. Her talk with Abrams, however, altered her stance.
"If this is to be tried in the court of public opinion, I got to say all of the information that's out there kind of points to guilt," she said.
At the end of the interview, CNN reports Goldberg had a brief message for Cosby: "It looks bad, Bill. Either speak up, or shut up."