Zoë Kravitz Breaks Lisa Bonet's Silence On Cosby Rape Accusations

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Lisa Bonet, who played one of Bill Cosby's daughters on The Cosby Show and the lead in the Cosby-produced spin-off A Different World, has remained mum on the subject of the many rape allegations lobbed against her former co-star. But in an interview with The Guardian, her daughter Zoë Kravitz offered some insight into where Bonet stands.
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Kravitz told the paper that her mom hasn't spoke to her on the subject. "I think she’s just staying out of it," Kravitz said. "She’s just as disgusted and concerned as everyone else is, but I don’t think she has any insight. It’s news to her as well."

So far, the only former Cosby Show cast member to explicitly speak out against Cosby is Joseph C. Phillips, who played his son-in-law, Martin. Other former cast mates who've spoken publicly have either defended Cosby or said the allegations don't sound like the man they knew.

Bonet notoriously had a difficult relationship with Cosby, who is rumored to have disapproved of her marriage to Lenny Kravitz at age 20 and the birth of Zoë that soon followed, as well as her wild-child antics on the set of The Cosby Show.

One thing Kravitz did definitively clarify: Bonet was not among the women Cosby molested. "She was on the show for a long time. She’s also a beautiful woman. It makes people wonder," Kravitz said. "She’s a very straightforward person. If there was something she felt the world needed to know that would help this case or help any women who had been abused, she would say something."

Cosby has not yet faced any legal charges from the women who've accused him of abuse, because the statute of limitations has expired in most cases. However, Cosby has been ordered to give a deposition regarding a civil case in which the woman, Judy Huth, was 15 at the time of her molestation at the Playboy Mansion. He will be interviewed under oath on October 9. Two more women came forward to accuse Cosby of rape on August 20.
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Lisa Bonet's publicist has not responded to R29's request for comment.