Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has come to the defense of entertainment icon Bill Cosby amid handfuls of recent sexual assault accusations.

Hefner released a statement this weekend to dismiss reports of Cosby committing sexual crimes at his California-based Playboy Mansion in the 1970’s.

Hefner became embroiled in the scandal after Judy Huth sued the comic icon for sexual battery — she claims that he molested her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975 when she was aged only 15. On Saturday, Hugh Hefner released a statement, saying: “Bill Cosby has been a good friend for many years and the mere thought of these allegations is truly saddening. I would never tolerate this kind of behavior, regardless of who was involved.” The Los Angeles Police Department is currently investigations Huth’s claim. (RumorFix)

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Approached by paparazzi, rap veteran CeeLo Green recently spoke out in defense of Cosby and the negative press he had received over the past few weeks.

“He hadn’t said anything, which is also, to some, an admission of guilt as well. It doesn’t seem fair anyway you slice it. … I’m saying that can be the perception and it is the perception of many simply because he hadn’t made a formal statement defending himself. But you can’t defend yourself in that capacity. You just have to let facts be facts and so on and so forth. The facts have to speak the loudest. With that being said, none of it seems fair. And of course to any victim in that situation, it’s highly unfair. Extremely unfair. It’s not for me to really judge it. I definitely can’t judge it but it’s just unfortunate because he’s so beloved to so many people.” (TMZ)

Former “Cosby” actress Raven Symone resorted to her Instagram page to address the widespread allegations last month.