Bill Cosby slams Howard University, defends Phylicia Rashad amid public warning: report

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Bill Cosby launched into a tirade targeting Howard University after the institution rebuked a comment made by his television wife Phylicia Rashad following the overturning of the sexual assault conviction of Cosby and his released from prison last week.

The historically black University of Washington, DC said Rashad’s controversial Twitter comment, which read: “FINALLY !!!! A terrible wrong is being righted – a miscarriage of justice is being corrected!” Was a position who “lacked sensitivity towards survivors of sexual assault” and argued that his perspective on the matter did not match that of the university.

The tweet has since been deleted.

Rashad was appointed Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Howard University. The “Cosby Show” actress position became effective July 1.

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Critics included several alumni and current students of Howard University, many on social networks which called for his dismissal from school or his “resignation”.

Now, as a result of Rashad’s apologies and flashbacks, who said later she “fully supports survivors of sexual assault” and that her social media post “was by no means meant to be insensitive to their truth,” Cosby, 83, now comes to Rashad’s defense and said at the university that she “must support freedom of expression,” referring to Rashad, according to a statement obtained by Deadline.

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The besieged artist insisted that freedom of expression “is taught or supposed to be taught every day in this renowned law school, which resides on your campus” and further argued that the media itself ” are the insurgents, who stormed the Capitol “.

“These same media insurgents are trying to demolish the Constitution of the United States of America on this independence day,” continued the statement released by Cosby’s representative, Andrew Wyatt. “No technical details – this is a violation of her rights and we the people support Ms Phylicia Rashad.”

Comedian Bill Cosby, center, and spokesperson Andrew Wyatt, right, approach members of the media gathered outside Cosby's home in Elkins Park, Pa. On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, after Pennsylvania's highest court quashed his conviction for sexual assault.  (AP Photo / Matt Rourke)
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Comedian Bill Cosby, center, and spokesperson Andrew Wyatt, right, approach members of the media gathered outside Cosby’s home in Elkins Park, Pa. On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, after Pennsylvania’s highest court quashed his conviction for sexual assault. (AP Photo / Matt Rourke)

Cosby’s social media account on Sunday weirdly tweeted that “THE REASONED PROCESS IS NOT A TECHNICALITY. THE MEDIA CANNOT KEEP THE TRUTH SILENT ”.

He added the hasstag “BillCosbyDidntAdmit [poop emoji]. “

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Rashad also said in his apology tweet that “Personally, I know from my friends and family that such abuse has lifelong residual effects. My sincere wish is to be cured.”

She also issued a formal apology to students and parents at Howard University, pledging to “engage in active listening and training” to become a “stronger ally for survivors of sexual assault” .

Comedian Bill Cosby (left) and actress Phylicia Rashad attend the 2nd Annual Legacy to Promise Gala at Riverside Theater on September 26, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Stewart / WireImage)

Comedian Bill Cosby (left) and actress Phylicia Rashad attend the 2nd Annual Legacy to Promise Gala at Riverside Theater on September 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart / WireImage)

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Rashad played Clair Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” from 1984 to 1992, working alongside the disgraced actor who played Dr. Cliff Huxtable on the NBC program.

Cosby served more than two years of a three- to ten-year sentence in a state prison near Philadelphia. He had sworn to serve the 10 years rather than acknowledge any remorse over the 2004 meeting with accuser Andrea Constand, who called the quashing of the sentence and his release “disappointing”.

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Representatives for Cosby did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Fox News’s Melissa Roberto and Brian Flood contributed to this report.



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