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NEW YORK: American comedian Bill Cosby’s biggest public defender, Whoopi Goldberg, is backing off her support after getting some legal advice on the daytime talk show The View on July 14. Goldberg said “all information that’s out there kind of points to (Cosby’s) guilt.” Goldberg defended Cosby last week after the release of court documents showed Cosby admitted in 2005 to obtaining Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with. Over two dozen women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct, and many alleged, he drugged them before sex. A day after defending him, Goldberg angrily reacted to people who attacked her on social media. She said she believed in a person’s innocence until proven guilty in a court of law. So The View brought on ABC News legal analyst Daniel Abrams to explain, because of the statute of limitations in various states, it is unlikely any of the women making accusations against Cosby will be able to take him to court. The only recourse for many of these women is the court of public opinion, Abrams said. Goldberg said the fact that the passage of time prevents many of these women from taking their accusations to court is “a shock to me.” “I can’t say any more ‘innocent until proven guilty’, can’t say that anymore,” Goldberg said, “because there’s no way to prove it. We are the only proof that folks have. We’re the only backup they have.”