Phylicia Rashad: “fully support[s] survivors of sexual assault coming forward. My post was in no way intended to be insensitive to their truth.”
Bill Cosby’s former co-star on the Cosby Show, Phylicia Rashad, is now a dean at Howard University. She voiced support for him after his release from prison and ended up apologizing to students over her support of him.
The New York Post reports:
Bill Cosby blasts Howard University for Phylicia Rashad response
“America’s Dad’’-turned-sex fiend Bill Cosby isn’t too happy about Howard University’s rebuke of actress Phylicia Rashad’s tweet praising his release.
The historically black university in Washington, DC said the comment from Rashad, its incoming College of Fine Arts dean, “lacked sensitivity” — outraging Cosby, who has been posting non-stop on Instagram and Facebook since his sex-assault conviction was overturned Wednesday.
“Howard University you must support ones Freedom of Speech (Ms. Rashad), which is taught or suppose to be taught everyday at that renowned law school, which resides on your campus,” Cosby said in a nearly incomprehensible statement reported by Deadline.
The fallen funnyman’s statement blasted the news media, who he said “are the Insurrectionists, who stormed the Capitol.”
“Those same Media Insurrectionists are trying to demolish the Constitution of these United State of America on this Independence Day,” the statement released by Cosby rep Andrew Wyatt continued. “No technicality — it’s a violation of ones rights & we the people stand in support of Ms. Phylicia Rashad.”…
Cosby’s release from prison last week earned virtual cheers from his “Cosby Show” co-star Rashad, who called his guilty conviction “a miscarriage of justice.”
“FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected!” Rashad wrote in the since-deleted post.
Rashad quickly walked back her comments, tweeting that she “fully support[s] survivors of sexual assault coming forward. My post was in no way intended to be insensitive to their truth.”
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