“The Cosby Show’s” Phylicia Rashad is speaking out about the Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations, defending her longtime friend.
Rashad, who played Cosby’s wife on TV for more than a decade starting in the 1980’s, said she never saw any behavior that could lead her to believe the allegations that resurfaced starting in November after being dormant for more than a decade.
“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,” she said. “This show represented America to the outside world. This was the American family. And now you’re seeing it being destroyed. Why?”
She also defended Cosby’s real-life wife Camille, saying, “This is a tough woman, a smart woman.”
As for Cosby, 79, not speaking out himself, Rashad said, “If he spoke now, what do you think the media would do with it?”