Phylicia Rashad, who played Bill Cosby’s wife in two sitcoms over 12 years, has told Roger Friedman at Showbiz 411 that she thinks the sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby have been “orchestrated” to destroy Cosby’s legacy, and to keep him from being on TV again.
Friedman says Rashad told him “that in the years she’s known [Cosby], 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.’”
According to Friedman, Rashad also 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.’”
Friedman adds, “We talked more about the legacy of ‘The Cosby Show.’ [Rashad said] ‘This show represented America to the outside world. This was the American family. And now you’re seeing it being destroyed. Why?’”
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