Raven-Symoné took to Instagram to deny rumors that Bill Cosby molested her while she was on The Cosby Show.

The rumor has been gaining steam for a few days now ever since a site called Hip Hop Hangover published a story claiming the actress was drugged and raped by Cosby and had filed charges against him. That site is (according to their own disclaimer) a "gossip parody and satirical publication and for entertainment purposes only." I have no idea who in the hell would consider a story about a young girl being drugged and raped "entertainment" but there you have the world of the Internet, folks. Snopes debunked this rumor awhile ago, but just in case people still need more proof, Raven-Symoné posted her own response to this on her Instagram page today:

I was NOT taking advantage of by Mr. Cosby when I was on the Cosby Show! I was practically a baby on that show and this is truly a disgusting rumor that I want no part of! Everyone on that show treated me with nothing but kindness. Now keep me out of this!

I'm sorry that she even has to do this. Sites like this are not "parody" or "satire" sites, OK? They exist strictly to farm clicks by posting fake stories and deliberately manipulate people. (They should never been lumped in the same category as places like The Onion.) They know damn well that they what they're doing, and slapping a "satire" label on it shouldn't excuse their vulgarity and cheap ploy for attention.

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