Phylicia Rashad Responds To Bill Cosby’s Release, Receives Backlash

Phylicia Rashad Responds To Bill Cosby’s Release, Receives Backlash

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Today, Wednesday, Bill Cosby was ordered to be released from prison immediately by the highest Pennsylvania courts. The responses have been rolling in. The reaction that many news outlets are zeroing in on, is the response from Phylicia Rashad. Their longstanding history, playing opposite each other on one of the most successful hit TV series of all time, The Cosby Show, demonstrated that there is a lot of respect there. When the news broke, Rashad took to Twitter, releasing the following statement,

 

FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected!

Phylicia Rashad

At the time of this article, the tweet has 3.3 thousand retweets, 26 thousand quote tweets and 9.6 thousand likes. She received so much backlash that she had to add to her statement by returning to Twitter with this declaration,

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I fully support survivors of sexual assault coming forward. My post was in no way intended to be insensitive to their truth. Personally, I know from friends and family that such abuse has lifelong residual effects. My heartfelt wish is for healing.

Phylicia Rashad

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