Bill Cosby To Howard University Amid Phylicia Rashad Backlash: ‘Support Her Freedom of Speech’

Published: Sunday 4th Jul 2021 by Rashad

It’s been days since Phylicia Rashad first made headlines for publicly supporting the prison release of her longtime friend/embattled ‘Cosby Show’ co-star Bill Cosby, but calls continue for the veteran actress to step down as Dean of Fine Arts at Howard University – a gig she just started July 1.

The 73-year-old’s initial commentary – deemed by many to be ‘insensitive to sexual assault survivors’ – took her name to trending status on social media, even earning jeers from the university itself as well as the likes of fans and celebrities including fellow iconic TV mom Janet Hubert (of ‘Fresh Prince’).

Despite following the backlash by issuing two apologetic statements, Rashad’s been granted little sympathy from the court of public opinion – a condition that’s inspired Cosby to enter the chat to defend his one-time TV wife.

Look inside to see what he said:

After taking to Twitter to co-sign R&B icon Stephanie Mills‘ suggestion the university refund Cosby’s financial donations if they buckle to pressure to terminate Rashad (as seen above), Cosby – via his rep Andrew Wyatt – also took to ‘Variety’ to state:

“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.”

The 83-year-old entertainment legend finished his statement by comparing the backlash to the insurrectionists who stormed the U.S. Capitol in January.

“This mainstream media 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,” Cosby wrote. “NO TECHNICALITY — IT’S A VIOLATION OF ONES RIGHTS & WE THE PEOPLE STAND IN SUPPORT OF MS. PHYLICIA RASHAD.”

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As of time reported, reps from Howard have not responded to Bill’s statement.

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

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  1. eric July 4, 2021

    How many who are lashing out at Phylicia voted for Trump in spite of his 26 accusers? Bunch of hypocrites!

    • True Tea July 4, 2021

      This!

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 5, 2021

      A rápiśt has just walked free and your logic is that if everyone who’s accused doesn’t get punished then no one should? Let’s just release all rápïstś and s** offenders then. Great idea!

    • J July 5, 2021

      This is the monster we created

      Hold Trump accountable America or just SHUT THE F*** UP

  2. Roberta FlackSabbath July 4, 2021

    F him and F her too. Just don’t drug her beforehand.

    So he actually believes the media were the people who attacked the capitol?

    That’s why he can’t tell the difference between r*** and romance.

    • Lmfao_Hoe July 4, 2021

      All I’ma say is this, there is certainly more to this and that matter than meets the eye – think about it was wasn’t Trump Impeached especially with that Capital matter the media stated he started along many politicians?

  3. Lmfao_Hoe July 4, 2021

    There was nothing wrong with Phylicia’s tweet smh, nothing about what she said was insensitive to the accusers or anyone. She simply stated a wrong was corrected and it was. Whether guilty or not Bill shouldn’t had faced that trial. His rights were in fact violated. Everyone on Social especially Twitter are just too ignorant or overly emotional replacing the logic of common sense. Cosby was Howards biggest donors who gave them millions and free promo from his show altogether, if they truly wanna stance with the “accusers” then they need to give Bill back his damn money

    • Josh L July 5, 2021

      💯 There is certainly more to this

    • Chase July 5, 2021

      PERIOD ‼️

  4. fckthisshltimout July 5, 2021

    wait that isn’t his real wife, oof

    • Clarks0o00ñ July 5, 2021

      🤭💀

      That’s his tv wife.
      She played his wife on a show

  5. Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 5, 2021

    Trashy BISH – “spread yo legs, pu$$y full of flies!” *Butterfly melody* 🎶 Da Real Diva is on point with those lyrics

    GO TEAM!
    👑👠💋

    • Fancy BISH (FCK Maristench, SEWER QUEEN, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 July 5, 2021

      You’re doing the absolute most and you don’t even count lmaooooooooo 🤣 👀 You’re invalid, credit declined lol 💋
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C37Sikpp_Nw
      CLASSIC ISH ❤️🤳🏽

      • Fancy BISH (FCK Maristench, SEWER QUEEN, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 July 5, 2021

        But I still can’t stop myself from stalking you, I must be a clown.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 5, 2021

        Trashy ashy bish ALWAYS mention my name out her stank mouth FIRST 🤣🤳🏽🤪

  6. J July 5, 2021

    We all co signed this s*** with Donald Trump

    You let the rapists in, and they start feeling themselves

    And they continue to be enabled by WEAK WOMEN and even weaker sorry excuses for MEN

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 5, 2021

      Hold him accountable for what exactly?! SCREAMING 🤣🤣🤣

      Women falsely accuse men all the time. In fact, most abused women rarely speak up.

      Cosby, on the other hand, by his OWN admission, admitted to drugging and abusing women and paid undisclosed amounts in return that he wouldn’t be prosecuted.

      This isn’t black man vs white man, which is all you see things as, this is a confessed rápïst vs victims of r***.

      • Fancy BISH (FCK Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 July 5, 2021

        My daddy and brothers 𝖗𝖆𝖕𝖊 me all time and I love it.

      • Fancy BISH (FCK Maristench, SEWER QUEEN, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 July 5, 2021

        Sometimes my mom joins in.

      • Fancy BISH (FCK Maristench, SEWER QUEEN, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 July 5, 2021

        And to my imposter lol…go look at yourself in the mirror 🪞 What are you REALLY doing? Your sad, grown ass life 😂 And who’s getting the last laugh? Ponder that for a moment with your GROWN ASS *Voletta Wallace voice* lol 🤣🤳🏽

  7. Fancy BISH (FCK Maristench, SEWER QUEEN, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 July 5, 2021

    Phylicia doesn’t have to explain herself to these DUMMIES lol 😂 I’ve never in my LIFE seen such foolishness until social media was created! 💯 And Shayla Feen is a prime example of when social media goes WRONG lmaooooooooo…running her mouth and ain’t saying NOTHING lol 😂 And shout out to the people who actually WENT to an HBCU ❤️ 🤳🏽 Trying to terminate Miss Rashad’s job on social media and can’t even GET into Howard University or didn’t even GO to college! I’m just SAYING 🤣
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a33Xo5zQVk
    💋

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 5, 2021

      You are a non-factor 🤣💋

      • Fancy BISH (FCK Maristench, SEWER QUEEN, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 July 5, 2021

        Girl, you’re attack of the CLONES 🤣 You copy and PASTE my comments 😂 DRAG and DROP 🤣

  8. 1988 🎉 July 5, 2021

    Like Stephanie said, I don’t see them refunding the checks of money he donated to Howard University. Lmao ✌️ 💵

  9. Bernard July 5, 2021

    Stop defending this man because he was your TV daddy. He did it, admitted to doing it and isn’t clear from guilt. Phylicia has freedom of speech but not freedom from consequences. We live in an age where people are no longer accepting b******* – although it can be exhausting. Mrs. Huxtable is in a HIGH position at a prestigious university. Rapes and sexual assaults run RAMPANT on campuses. Students have the right to feel some kinda way about her comment. The rest of the Cosby cast hasn’t been silent for no reason….js!!!

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 5, 2021

      💯💯💯💯

  10. Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 5, 2021

    Another thing… y’all be damn selective where “freedom of speech” is concerned. Hypocrites 🤣

    Trashy BISH thinks her irrelevance on my relevance is relevant? SCREAMING! What a trashy ashy bish 🤣💋

  11. Xena July 5, 2021

    All accountability is lost in the b(LACK) community as long as you can sing, dance, throw a ball, act or give away money 😭

  12. Kimberly July 5, 2021

    Ms Rashad has always supported Mr Cosby, why should she recant her previous statements of support? I’m with Ms Mills, return his money!!!!

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