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Phylicia Rashad Defends Bill Cosby: 'Forget These Women'

Phylicia Rashad Defends Bill Cosby: 'Forget These Women'

Phylicia Rashad is speaking out for the first time about the sexual assault allegations being made about her The Cosby Show on-screen husband Bill Cosby.

The legendary actress played the role of Clair Huxtable on all eight seasons of the sitcom and she is defending Bill against the claims.

“Forget these women,” Phylicia told Showbiz411. “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 asked about claims made by Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson, she replied “Oh, please.”

“Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV,” Phylicia added. “And it’s worked. All his contracts have been cancelled… [The Cosby Show] represented America to the outside world. This was the American family. And now you’re seeing it being destroyed. Why?”

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