OF COURSE everyone’s been following the Bill Cosby controversy, but who better to comment than his amazing, legendary TV wife ( first on “The Cosby Show” and then on its sequel “Cosby”), Phylicia Rashad!
It feels like nobody would know Cosby better than Rashad, and so far she has not said a word about the scandal that has engulfed Cosby and is systematically destroying his 50 year career and reputation. UNTIL NOW!
Roger Friedman reports that he encountered Rashad, and she fiercely defended her friend and colleague. According to Friedman:
She stands defiantly behind him. She told me that in the years she’s known him, she has never seen the behavior alleged by the women who say they were drugged and raped, or sexually harassed.
“Forget these women,” Rashad said. “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.”
Rashad dismisses claims from both Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson. “Oh, please,” she said when their names came up. She also is quick to defend Camille Cosby. “This is a tough woman, a smart woman,” she told me. “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.
She said, “Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV,” alluding to people other than the women. “And it’s worked. All his contracts have been cancelled.”
(Via Showbiz 411)
As much as I love Rashad, it feels really weird that she’s dismissing all of these allegations. Who would want to keep Bill Cosby off of TV? And why didn’t Rashad come forth sooner? What do you think- does Rashad REALLY believe in Cosby’s innocence?
Posted Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 at 9:09am
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