While talking with Billboard Magazine, Warner commented on allegations that have surfaced against Cosby, saying "Just as it's painful to hear any woman talk about sexual assault, whether true or not, it's just as painful to watch my friend and mentor go through this."
Warner who calls Cosby his "mentor," went on to say:
"The Bill Cosby I know has been great to me and great for a lot of people. What he's done for comedy and television has been legendary and history-making. What he's done for the black community and education has been invaluable."