Phylicia Rashad has finally broken her silence about the many allegations of rape and sexual abuse being levied against her former TV husband, Bill Cosby. She maintained there was an orchestrated effort to take down Cosby.
Rashad defended Cosby in an exclusive interview with Showbiz 411 at a luncheon for the new movie, “Selma.”
More than 24 women have come forward to say that Cosby attempted to drug or sexually assault them, including models Janice Dickinson and Beverly Johnson.
“Forget these women,” “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 Johnson and Dickinson specifically, Rashad responded, “Oh, please.”
“Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV, and it’s worked,” Rashad said. “All his contracts have been canceled.”