Alan Thicke thinks Bill Cosby is going through something a lot worse than mere growing pains.
The veteran actor has joined the chorus of celebrities who have come down hard on Cosby, as the legendary comedian stands accused of sexual assault by over two dozen women.
"When there's that much smoke, there must be some fire," Thicke said during an interview with The Toronto Star at the Television Critics Association's press tour in Pasadena. "I'm sure that Bill must have been a bad boy. I think the issue will be to what degree."
Back in the 1970s, Thicke produced Cos, Cosby's 1970s variety show on ABC.
"In my history with Bill, I saw absolutely nothing of the controversy around him now," Thicke sayd. "When I first met Bill, his show was in some trouble ratings-wise, and ABC brought me in to try and get the ratings up."
Cosby issued a statement last week in response to this ongoing scandal, telling fans that he’s "far from finished" and that he plans to keep touring despite protests and an onslaught of rape charges (of the non-legal variety).
He performed in Turlock, California on Sunday night and received a standing ovation.