My post was in no way intended to be insensitive to their truth. pic.twitter.com/NrGUdwr23c— Phylicia Rashad (@PhyliciaRashad) June 30, 2021

I fully support survivors of sexual assault coming forward. My heartfelt wish is for healing.— Phylicia Rashad (@PhyliciaRashad) June 30, 2021

Rashad and Cosby have shared a friendship since the 1980s; they’ve played husband and wife on two television shows, The Cosby Show and Cosby. And it’s a legacy that is so important to the culture.” However, Rashad later claimed the outlet misquoted her words and insisted that “this is about something else. I don’t know why or who’s doing it, but it’s the legacy. “Forget these women,” she explained. And I think it’s orchestrated. My post was in no way intended to be insensitive to their truth,” she wrote. “Personally, I know from friends and family that such abuse has lifelong residual effects. In 2015, Rashad said in an interview with Showbiz 411 that she was skeptical of the vast number of sexual-assault allegations being lodged against Cosby. “I fully support survivors of sexual assault coming forward. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Cosby Show star Phylicia Rashad, believing that we all have the memory span of a goldfish, is attempting to walk back comments she made about Bill Cosby’s overturned sexual-assault verdict. In a tweet posted on June 30, the actress wrote that “a terrible wrong is being righted; a miscarriage of justice is corrected!” about Cosby’s release from prison, adding, in all caps, “FINALLY!!!!” Rashad, who recently started a tenure as a dean at Howard University, issued a follow-up tweet hours later, where she acknowledged the dozens of women who accused Cosby of sexual assault. This is about the obliteration of legacy.”

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Tags: My heartfelt wish is for healing.” Howard University snowballed with its own statement soon thereafter, saying that while Rashad’s tweet “lacked sensitivity” toward Cosby’s survivors, “personal positions of university leadership do not reflect Howard’s policies.”

FINALLY!!!! “What you’re seeing is the destruction of a legacy. A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected! Personally, I know from friends and family that such abuse has lifelong residual effects.