Phylicia Rashad Speaks Out In Defense Of Bill Cosby

Phylicia Rashad defends Bill cosby
Bill Cosby has been accused by more than 20 women of drugging and/or raping them and people have been wanting to hear from his The Cosby Show co stars. His tv wife Phylicia Rashad has given her opinion on what she thinks is really going on with this scandal. She said “I don’t want to become part of the public debate,” but since she was asked by Showbiz411 she answered that she has never seen the behavior he is being accused of and this is what she thinks is the deal with the accusations:

“Forget these women. What you’re seeing is the destruction of a legacy. And I think it’s orchestrated. I don’t know why or who’s doing it, but it’s the legacy. And it’s a legacy that is so important to the culture…Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV. And it’s worked. All his contracts have been cancelled.

“This show [The Cosby Show] represented America to the outside world. This was the American family. And now you’re seeing it being destroyed. Why?”

As for Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson’s claims, her response was: “Oh, please.”

Her thoughts on Camille Cosby standing by Bill:

“This is a tough woman, a smart woman. She’s no pushover.” There is no question, Rashad said, that Camille Cosby has not been complicit or looked the other way as her husband terrorized women for the last 50 years.

As for Bill’s silence on the accusations, She said he is probably too proud to raise a defense, adding it may no help him anyhow. “If he spoke now, what do you think the media would do with it?”

Kesha Knight Pulliam was also asked on the Today show about the allegations, she said (at the 2:36 mark):

What I can say is this: I wasn’t there. No one was there except for the two people who know exactly what happened. All I can speak to is the man that I know and I love. The fact that he’s been such an example, you can’t take away from the great that he has done. You know, the amount, the millions and millions of dollars that he has given back to colleges and education, and just what he did with ‘The Cosby Show’ and how groundbreaking that was…Ultimately, they’re just that, allegations. You know, it’s very much been played out in the court of public opinion. But we’re still in America, where ultimately you’re innocent until proven guilty. I wasn’t there. That’s just not the man I know. So I can’t speak to it.

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