Phylicia Rashad apologized after being criticized on social media for earlier solemn comments made after Bill Cosby’s release from prison on Jan.
Your initial post read: “FINALLY !!!! A terrible injustice will be redressed – a miscarriage of justice will be corrected!”
Cosby was released after his sexual assault conviction was overturned on technical grounds by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The court ruled that a former Montgomery County, Pennsylvania district attorney had an agreement in 2005 not to prosecute Cosby based on testimony in a civil case.
“Given these circumstances, the subsequent decision by DA’s successors to prosecute Cosby violated Cosby’s rights,” the judges wrote in the case.
A jury found him guilty of sexual assault in 2018 and sentenced him to 3 to 10 years’ imprisonment.
Rashad’s apologyShe shared three hours later on Twitter and Instagram: “I fully support reporting survivors of sexual assault. My contribution should in no way be impervious to its truth lifelong aftermath. My heartfelt desire is healing. “
Rashad played Clair Huxtable, the wife of Cliff Huxtable, played by Bill Cosby, on “The Cosby Show”.
Rashad is also known for her roles in For Colored Girls, Creed, Creed 2, Empire, This Is Us, and more. In May 2021, Howard University announced that Rashad would be appointed Dean of the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts, effective July 1.