While former Cosby Show star Lisa Bonet pleads “the fifth” on the swirl of allegations surrounding Bill Cosby, her daughter says the actress is “appalled” by sex assault charges against her once-beloved television dad, according to the New York Daily News.
Zoë Kravitz, 26, told The Guardian that her mother, who played Denise Huxtable on the popular ’80s series, has not discussed the sexual allegations against Cosby.
“She’d plead the fifth, even to me,” Kravitz told the British news outlet about her mother, star of Dope, a film about the fallacy of stereotyping. “I think she’s just staying out of it.”
But Kravitz, Bonet’s only child with musician Lenny Kravitz, also stated that her mother is appalled by the allegations: “She’s just as disgusted and concerned as everyone else is.”
Kravitz added that skeptics might find it hard to believe that her mother, who was young when she worked with Cosby, was not one of his victims.
“Of course," Kravitz told The Guardian. “She was on the show for a long time. She’s also a beautiful woman. It makes people wonder.
“She’s a very straightforward person,” Kravitz told The Guardian. “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.”
Following a hiatus, Bonet was fired from The Cosby Show in 1989, the show’s final season, because of “creative differences,” according to the Daily News.
An estimated 50 women have leveled sex assault charges against 78-year-old Cosby in the past year.