Phylicia Rashad Defends Bill Cosby Against 'Orchestrated' Sexual Abuse Allegations: 'Forget These Women'


Bill Cosby’s TV wife, Phylicia Rashad, is breaking her silence about her former co-star.

While attending a luncheon for the movie Selma, Phylicia spoke, for the first time, to Showbiz 411’s Roger Friedman about Bill Cosby and his ongoing sexual abuse scandal.

On Bill Cosby’s accusers:

“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.”

On Beverly Johnson & Janice Dickenson’s accounts:

“Oh, please.”

On Bills’s wife Camille Cosby:

“This is a tough woman, a smart woman. She’s no pushover.” Phylicia inferred there’s no way Camillie would stand by and look the other way if Bill had terrorized women for the last 50 years.

On Bill’s legacy:

Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV. And it’s worked. All his contracts have been cancelled.”

On The Cosby Show:

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

On Bill’s continued silence:

Phylicia thinks Bill is too proud to raise a defense, “If he spoke now, what do you think the media would do with it?”

 If we’re being completely honest, we didn’t expect Phylicia to take this stance.

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