Late 2014, more than 15 women came forward to claim that comedian Bill Cosby drugged and raped them in the 70’s. The allegations, have led to many networks pulling episodes of his hit show, “The Cosby Show,” from the air.
His t.v. wife Phylicia Rashad spoke up for Bill in a recent interview with Showbiz411.
When asked about Cosby and the allegations, she said:
“Forget these women,” she 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.”
When Friedman brought up the names of two of Cosby’s most recognizable accusers, Janice Dickinson and Beverly Johnson, Rashad responded by saying, “Oh please.” However, she had nothing but praise for Cosby’s wife Camille, calling her a “tough and smart woman.”
Rashad alluded to a conspiracy to keep Bill Cosby off the air, pointing to the fact that his deals with NBC and Netflix have been nixed. She believes the legacy of The Cosby Show is also being tarnished.
“This show represented America to the outside world. This was the American family. And now you’re seeing it being destroyed. Why?”
Rashad said she stayed silent for so long because she “didn’t want to come a part of the public debate.” She also doesn’t fault Cosby for remaining mum. “If he spoke now, what do you think the media would do with it?” she asked.
Bill has proclaimed his innocence.