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Phylicia Rashad Offers Hollow Apology For Supporting Bill Cosby

If she thinks he is innocent (which seems highly doubtful) she ought to be able to say so.

By , Yahoo News

Former “Cosby Show” star Phylicia Rashad sent a letter to Howard University students Friday apologizing for celebrating Bill Cosby’s overturned sexual assault conviction, but the disgraced comedian’s former co-star didn’t actually concede her support for him.

Rashad, who was recently appointed dean of the historically Black university’s fine arts school, said she was sorry and acknowledged that her tweet about Cosby “caused so much hurt in so many people.”

“My remarks were in no way directed towards survivors of sexual assault,” she continued, adding that she will be participating in training “to learn how I can become a stronger ally to sexual assault survivors and everyone who has suffered at the hands of an abuser.”


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