Phylicia Rashad Under Fire for Celebrating Bill Cosby’s Prison Release

Published: Wednesday 30th Jun 2021 by Rashad

Phylicia Rashad is on the receiving end of a fiery backlash for her very public support of her legendary ‘Cosby Show’ co-star Bill Cosby, who was released from prison Wednesday (June 30) after being convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman.

The veteran actress, who starred opposite Cosby on his legendary eponymous sitcom for 8 seasons (1984-1992), has made no secret of her support of the embattled comedian and maintained – even at the height of his public scrutiny – that he was innocent of the accusations of sexual assault from over 60 women.

Once news of his conviction being overturned on a technicality reached her desk Wednesday, she took to Twitter to post:

“Finally!!! A terrible wrong is being righted – a miscarriage of justice is corrected!”

While her statement drew mixed responses, most of them expressed disappointment in 73-year-old’s unwavering support of Cosby.  Some even called for her to step down as the recently appointed dean of Fine Arts at Howard University – a role that’s not even effective until July 1.

Rashad has yet to respond to the hoopla, but did turn off her Twitter comments to block further input from users.

[photo sources: AP Images/Getty Images/Twitter]


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  1. eric June 30, 2021

    She said some time ago the truth always has a way of coming out. The truth is Bill was railroaded.

  2. Truth June 30, 2021

    You should cut these comments off too

    Don’t mess up the legacy to the culture

    Many men and women got off and still do #facts

  3. Lisa Lampinelli June 30, 2021

    I’m happy he is free
    There’s no video proof of anything they say had occured.
    He is a loved one for her.. why wouldn’t she be happy???

    • Queenz June 30, 2021

      Really? Video proof of things that happened between 40 and less than 20 years ago? Most rapes aren’t capture on video idiot. He admitted to drugging women. He got out on a technicality not because he’s innocent REMEMBER THAT

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 June 30, 2021


      • E Jai June 30, 2021

        I just want someone to explain why the victims came back for second and thirds?

  4. Pat June 30, 2021

    I’m sure she saw some of them throwing panties at bill

  5. Shayla Queen™ 👑 June 30, 2021

    Girrrrl I thought he was Nene Leakes

  6. Mr. Johnson June 30, 2021

    You can post the positive comments on twitter too, You can get yay or nay from twitter on any subject. F–k Twitter and the Twits who think Twitter opinions mean sh–. Fake a** accusers, never believed them, someone was out to get him. Going to watch the episode where Denise designs Theo that ugly shirt, haha> Love Fat Albert too, hey hey , “Im gonna sing a song or too” There was a show that taught moral values, these Satanic people now on BET .

    • Cynnamon June 30, 2021

      Never believed him but he ADMITTED to drugging women 🤔 He was not cleared of anything! He was released on a technicality. Typical clueless idiot who has no idea what they’re talking about.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 June 30, 2021


  7. UHoesFunny June 30, 2021

    Let that man live!!!

  8. Beverly July 1, 2021

    No, you won’t come for Lady Rashad. She doesn’t have to agree with you Righ Wingers. THIS IS STILL AMERICA and she has a RIGHT to support Dr. Cosby and what she said is right. Go after oh Harvey Weinstein, I don’t hear you “ME TOOERs”, GET OUT OF HERE WITH your RACIAL Bias. What is it with Weinstein (“White Privilege” or “Boys just being boys”. Who voluntarily takes a pill and does not know what it is their taking. PLEASE!

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