There was a time when Bill Cosby slammed the black community. Oddly enough the black community is holding him down. One woman in particular is publicly taking his side. Phylicia Rashad has joined the fight to protect Cosby’s name and she came out with a lot to say.
In an interview with Showbiz 411, the legendary actress, singer, and stage director made it very apparent that she feels that his rape case is a grand conspiracy to keep Cosby off of television for good. It is reported that all of Cosby’s contracts have been cancelled and his show has been put on hold in light of the rape accusations made by Beverly Johnson, Janice Dickinson, and others.
Rashad said, “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.”
Not only did Rashad break her silence on the matter even Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played Rudy Huxtable on the show, also recently interviewed with Today defending Cosby. She pointed out his philanthropy and leadership in education as well as how the “The Cosby Show” has revolutionized black television.
“Ultimately, they’re just that, allegations. You known, it’s very much been played out in the court of public opinion. But we’re still in America, where ultimately you’re innocent until proven guilty. I wasn’t there. That’s not the man I know. So I can’t speak to it.”
Bill Cosby’s wife has never left his side either fighting with Cosby every step of the way. Hopefully Bill Cosby’s life and legacy can be restored because this is no way to treat a man who has done so much for television in itself. But like Pulliam said, you are innocent until proven guilty.
-TSR STAFF: DEBRA O.