Lisa Bonet says TV dad Bill Cosby had ‘sinister, shadow energy’

Lisa Bonet has broken her silence on the dozens of sexual misconduct accusations leveled against her former TV dad, Bill Cosby, in a new cover story for PORTEREdit.

While Bonet says she was not aware of Cosby’s behavior at the time, she could sense something in him while working on “The Cosby Show” and “A Different World.”

“There was just energy,” Bonet says. “And that type of sinister, shadow energy cannot be concealed.” The actress says she “always” sensed darkness around Cosby. “And 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 added.

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While the actress has not previously commented on the accusations brought against Cosby, her daughter Zoe Kravitz spoke out on her mother’s behalf in 2015.

Kravitz told the The Guardian that Bonet was “disgusted and concerned” but would stay out of the ordeal.

Bonet now tells Net-a-Porter, “I don’t need to say, ‘I told you so.’ I just leave all that to karma and justice and what will be.”

Bonet and Cosby famously had a falling out after she shot a sex scene with Mickey Rourke for the 1987 flick “Angel Heart” and did a nude cover shoot for Interview to promote the movie. She was reportedly fired by the comedian over their “creative differences.”

Cosby’s retrial for his alleged 2004 sexual assault against Andrea Constand — who also claims he drugged her — is set for next month.

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NORRISTOWN, PA - JUNE 5: Bill Cosby arrives with Keshia Knight Pulliam at the Montgomery County Courthouse before the opening of the sexual assault trial June 5, 2017 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A former Temple University employee alleges that the entertainer drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home in suburban Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused the 79 year old entertainer of sexual assault. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
Bill Cosby arrives, sided by Cosby Show actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, at the Montgomery County Courthouse for the start day of the sexual assault trail in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on June 5, 2017. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for the first day of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S. June 5, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
ATTENTION EDITORS - ADDING NAME OF ACCOMPANYING ACTRESS Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for the first day of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse with actress Keshia Knight Pulliam (R), who played his youngest daughter Rudy Huxtable on "The Cosby Show", in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S. June 5, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
NORRISTOWN, PA - JUNE 05: Actors Bill Cosby and Keshia Knight Pulliam are seen arriving for the first day of trial on June 5, 2017 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/WireImage)
NORRISTOWN, PA - JUNE 5: Bill Cosby arrives with actress Keshia Knight Pulliam (R) at the Montgomery County Courthouse before the opening of the sexual assault trial June 5, 2017 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A former Temple University employee alleges that the entertainer drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home in suburban Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused the 79 year old entertainer of sexual assault. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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