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12/05/2014 05:13 pm ET Updated Dec 10, 2014

Debbie Allen: Bill Cosby Rape Allegations Are 'Hard To Believe'

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In recent weeks, the list of celebrities who have publicly defended Bill Cosby against his multiple sexual abuse accusations have included from Jill Scott, Whoopi Goldberg, and Cee Lo Green. And now longtime Cosby associate, Debbie Allen has shared her thoughts regarding accusations made by several women against the legendary comedian.

While promoting her upcoming BET holiday musical “The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” this week, the multi-talented actress-choreographer, who served as a producer on “A Different World” for 122 episodes, joined Kathie Lee & Hoda during an interview on the TODAY show admitting the accusations are “hard to believe.”

“I don’t think we can have this conversation honestly in two minutes. It begs to ask a bigger question. Where’s the moral spine in America and in the world today? Because how are we raising our daughters, our sons? Where are we looking for the guidance of how we’re supposed to live," the Golden Globe Award-winner asked before adding, “Cosby gave us one of the greatest shows in history, and redefined the perception of black people all over the world.”

"At the same time, I'm a part of One Billion Rising," she continued. "This is a movement for women to stand up against violence and denigration of women. This is a tough situation, and it's just hard to believe. I don’t know. I think that so much time has passed before they all have kind of have come together…there’s a big question that my mother ask me every day, ‘Why now? Why are these people trying to destroy his legacy?’”

Check out more of Debbie Allen’s thoughts on Bill Cosby’s sexual accusation in the clip above.

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