Phylicia Rashad Has Horrible Things to Say About Bill Cosby's Rape Accusers

Bill CosbyDon't mess with Claire Huxtable. The woman who embodied her on TV, Phylicia Rashad, has finally spoken up about the accusations lobbed against her television hubby, Bill Cosby, and there is no doubt whose side Rashad is on. The actress told Showbiz411: "Forget these women. What you're seeing is the destruction of a legacy. And I think it’s orchestrated." Orchestrated?! Whoa!!


Rashad went on to say:

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.

Asked about two of the most famous of his accusers, Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson, Rashad dismissed them with an, "Oh, please."

As for why almost 30 women of all shapes, sizes, colors, and careers would accuse Cosby of either drugging and raping them or trying to, Rashad said:

Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV.

Huh? Rashad sounds delusional. Some kind of vast right-wing or left-wing or center-wing conspiracy to keep Bill Cosby off TV?! And someone is going to convince dozens of women who don't even know each other to say they've been raped in order to do it?

Rashad sounds like someone who is desperate not to lose her The Cosby Show royalties.

Granted, Rashad may have never seen the behavior the women describe Cosby as perpetrating. But c'mon. Cosby is no angel. He is well-known to have had an affair during his marriage, one that produced a child. He is also well-known to have almost a permanent guest room in the Playboy Mansion while he was married.

Even an employee of The Cosby Show said he would guard Cosby's room while women as young as 16 came and went for purposes other than fatherly mentoring. None of this makes him a rapist, but it does make him someone that maybe Rashad didn't know so well.

Instead of accusing the women of being part of a conspiracy to get Cosby off TV, Rashad should have at least acknowledged that she did not know what happened, but that she believed Cosby. You can throw your support behind someone you care about without throwing others under the bus.

What do you think about what she said?


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