Zoe Kravitz knows that many people are wondering about her mother, Lisa Bonet’s, silence on the matter of the rape allegations against Bonet’s former TV father, Bill Cosby. But Kravitz says that Bonet’s silence is more a matter of disgust than of hidden knowledge.
“She hasn’t, she really hasn’t [talked],” Kravitz told The Guardian. “She’d plead the fifth, even to me. I think she’s just staying out of it. 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.”
But Kravitz understands why people might think Bonet had some inside information about the allegations. Bonet was 17 at the time when she began to play the role of Denise, daughter of Cosby’s character, Cliff Huxtable.
“Of course,” Kravitz said. “She was on the show for a long time. She’s also a beautiful woman. It makes people wonder.”
Bonet and Cosby had fallen out often during Bonet’s time on the show, with Cosby criticizing her marriage, pregnancy and acting choices.
Kravitz went on to say that her mother is usually straightforward and honest and would not hold back knowledge if she had it.
“She’s a very straightforward person,” Kravitz continued. “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.”