Phylicia Rashad Suggests Bill Cosby May Be A Victim Of False Accusations
Written by B87FM on October 7, 2020
For eight years, Cliff and Clair Huxtable have been each The Cosby Present followers’ surrogate dad and mom. The physician and lawyer couple, together with their brood of youngsters, took viewers on adventures with their household each week, and whereas The Cosby Present has since been a beloved traditional, it has additionally change into controversial. The continuing accusations towards Invoice Cosby have unfolded lately, and now the 83-year-old disgraced icon is serving three to 10 years in jail for aggravated indecent assault.
Cosby’s sitcom household has avoided talking concerning the accusations plaguing the TV dad—allegations that Invoice Cosby has vehemently denied till at the present time. Phylicia Rashad, the legendary actress who portrayed Clair Huxtable, lately spoke with Bustle about Cosby’s controversies and was requested her ideas on individuals who have shunned The Cosby Present.
“I do not know why anyone would really feel that means,” mentioned Rashad. “I simply don’t settle for what someone says as a result of they are saying it, they usually say it in a loud voice. The web has given plenty of nameless individuals a really loud voice. And this, too, has occurred earlier than.” She then introduced up acclaimed creator Zora Neale Hurston who Rashad mentioned “died a pauper” as a result of a “vindictive” neighbor accused Hurston of molesting her 10-year-old son. It wasn’t true as Hurston wasn’t even within the nation on the time, however leaks to newspapers ruined Hurston’s fame.
“You need to return and have a look at some expenses that have been introduced up towards her that didn’t make any sense,” Rashad added. “And have a look at what occurred when the decide had thrown out the case, however it had gone by means of [Black magazines], by means of this step and the opposite, and her books have been taken off the shelf.”
Cryptically, she continued: “And so I do know what I do know, and I simply stick with what I do know.vAnd it’s going to occur in time, that it will come round one other means, because it usually does. After which individuals say, ‘Oh.’” This interview has triggered a dialogue on social media as some have expressed their disappointment in what appears to be her protection of Cosby, whereas others agree along with her stance.