Screen legend Carroll Baker didn’t mince words while offering up her thoughts on the #MeToo movement and “wonderful” Bill Cosby.
Baker, one of Hollywood’s last living stars from cinema’s Golden Age and an Oscar nominee for the 1956 film Baby Doll, put the blame on Cosby’s accusers and questioned why women would choose to be alone with the “very sexy” comedian. The 90-year-old actress made the unfiltered claims on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, just one day before Cosby was released from prison.
“My heart is broken for Bill Cosby,” the Baby Doll star declared. “Bill Cosby did not deserve, at his age and in the condition he’s in. … He’s a wonderful human being, absolutely wonderful, and I can’t bear the fact that he’s in prison. I don’t think it was his fault.”
Cosby, 83, had his conviction overturned last week. In 2018, he was sentenced to prison for three to 10 years for assaulting Andrea Constand. Sixty women have accused the disgraced Cosby Show star of sexual assault, typically after they were drugged. (Cosby admitted to giving women drugs, but maintained sex acts that followed were consensual.) Baker put the onus back on the women.