Phylicia Rashad is still standing by her friend Bill Cosby but she is denying the quote in an earlier interview that she said “Forget these women.” Phylicia says the point she was making is that the allegations are destroying a legacy.
She tells ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis that her words were misconstrued. “That was a misquote. That is not what I said. What I said is ‘This is not about the women – this is about something else. This is about the obliteration of legacy.'”
Asked if such a comment could be seen as dismissive, she said: “I am a woman. I am a woman. I would never say such a thing.”
As for who would have a vested interest in attacking Bill, she says, “That is my question too.”
Watch the clip below:
Watch the full interview on Nightline on Thursday, January 8th at 12:35 a.m. ET on ABC.