Female actor, singer and artist Lisa Bonet covers the March 9, 2018 issue of Porter Edit. Tracy Taylor styles Lisa for 'A Life Less Ordinary' by Yelena Yemchuk. / Hair by Johnnie Sapong; makeup by Lisa Storey
In her interview, Bonet reflects on her seven-year role playing the strong-willed Denise Huxtable on 'The Cosby Show', working with now-disgraced and back in Philadelphia court, comedian Bill Cosby.
“There was no knowledge on my part about [Cosby’s] specific actions, but… There was just energy. And that type of sinister, shadow energy cannot be concealed," Bonet told Porter Edit,adding that there was "always" a darkness around him. Bonet is hardly alone in her inability to reconcile the stories about Cosby with her memory of his actions on set.
Unlike Phylicia Rashad and Malcolm Jamal Warner, who have openly defended the comedian, Bonet has not, although she maintains that she never observed any inappropriate behavior on the set. "If I had anything more to reveal then it would have happened a long time ago. That’s my nature. The truth will set you free,” Bonet explains, reflecting on the 60 women who have made accusations against Bill Cosby.
Bonet does say that Cosby radiated an energy, a "sinister, shadow energy" that "cannot be concealed". There was "always" a darkness around Cosby, Bonet maintains in her interview.