Jasmine Guy opened up about how the Bill Cosby scandal has deeply affected the Black community, PageSix reported. "I couldn’t really put the two images together," said Guy, who had worked on "The Cosby Show" spinoff titled, "A Different World."

She noted that, as a black person, "it’s heartbreaking because he meant a lot to the community," adding, "It’s heartbreaking for those of us in the business that admire him, his talent and his mind."

The 59-year-old actress revealed that she spoke with men around her to understand Cosby's mindset after she first heard about the allegations of abuse revolving around the 84-year-old comedian.

"Just to [try to] understand the mentality, which is still baffling," she said. "I asked practical questions like, ‘What pleasure do you get out of being with someone who’s kind of out of it?' I don’t expect people to be perfect and I don’t expect human beings not to falter."

Guy said that she met Cosby a couple of times including when he flew to California to "put his foot down for the AIDS episode [which ran during the show’s fourth season] with NBC because they didn’t want to do it. They never wanted to do anything deep that we wanted to do."

The actress worked on the show, "A Different World" from 1987 to 1993. She claimed how there used to be a fight between the actors and the network.

"It was always a fight with them," Guy said. "We were always told we stayed on the air because Cosby’s on the air. Our power was always diminished in Hollywood, to the networks, to the powers that be." She added that the actors on this show were never treated like other actors on a hit show.

There have been many accusations of Cosby sexually assaulting women and drugging them but the comedian only began facing real heat for his behavior after comedian Hannibal Burress' joking about these allegations went viral in 2014.

Cosby was convicted in September 2018 and freed in June 2021.

On the work front, Guy was last seen in a TV series, "Harlem," which aired last year and she will be next seen in a movie, "The Lady Makers," which is under post-production.

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Bill Cosby is seen leaving the Montgomery County Courthouse on the first day of sentencing in his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 24, 2018. Getty Images/Mark Makela