Skip To Content

    Phylicia Rashad Tweeted About Bill Cosby's Prison Release, And It Really Should Have Stayed In The Drafts

    "A miscarriage of justice is corrected," she tweeted.

    Phylicia Rashad took to Twitter to comment on Bill Cosby's unexpected release from prison.

    FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected!

    Phylicia Rashad / Via Twitter: @PhyliciaRashad

    Phylicia, who portrayed Bill's TV wife Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show, has previously expressed support for the disgraced actor and comedian.

    Bill was sentenced to 3–10 years in prison in April 2018 following numerous allegations from dozens of women that he had drugged and raped them for years.

    The comedian's sexual assault conviction was overturned earlier today with Pennsylvania’s highest court ruling that Cosby’s agreement with a prosecutor in 2005 (when he was charged with battery and assault) should have prevented him from being charged again.

    Phylicia is among the minority in expressing support for Bill, with many other celebrities and prominent figures tweeting in solidarity with survivors.

    I am furious to hear this news. I personally know women who this man drugged and raped while unconscious. Shame on the court and this decision. #TimesUp #MeToo Bill Cosby to Be Freed as Court Overturns His Sex Assault Conviction - The New York Times

    Amber Tamblyn / Via Twitter: @ambertamblyn

    i never wanna hear "well did you report it?" again. 60 women accused Bill Cosby, and even with 60 accusers we took years to convict, and now he's going free anyway. there are no consequences for rape and rapists know that. so let's be real: rape is fully legal in this country.

    Lane Moore / Via Twitter: @hellolanemoore

    The 3 Bill Cosby accusers I represent and I are disgusted that he is a free man today. He is not released because he is innocent. He is released because a prosecutor promised him years ago that he would not be brought to justice, without even making a deal for him to do time.

    Lisa Bloom / Via Twitter: @LisaBloom

    Many are taking to Twitter to call out Phylicia for her comment, especially in her capacity as the Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Howard University.

    Dean Rashad, Is this how you're going to react when a Howard CoFA student tells you they were assaulted by another student if that student happens to be someone you like and admire? Because what you're telling Howard women rn is that you don't care if they're raped.

    Twitter: @SorayaMcDonald / Via Twitter: @SorayaMcDonald

    Phylicia Rashad out here publicly supporting Bill Cosby, a convicted rapist. Howard University got 24 hours to respond.

    Twitter: @nuffsaidny / Via Twitter: @nuffsaidny

    SO, since the Dean of @HowardU College of Fine Arts wants to tell all of her students that sexual assault doesn’t matter to her, y’all can donate to help survivors of sexual violence from Howard.

    Twitter: @yumcoconutmilk / Via Twitter: @yumcoconutmilk

    THIS is yall dean ??? @HowardU

    Twitter: @bxbyjxrdyn / Via Twitter: @bxbyjxrdyn

    This additional observation.

    Even Bill is lookin like: “I can’t believe you tweeted that shyt”

    Twitter: @jay_pea619 / Via Twitter: @jay_pea619

    And, of course, there are a bunch of "Bye, Phylicia" tweets.

    Twitter giving new meaning to the phrase ‘Bye Phylicia’.

    Twitter: @CaslerNoel / Via Twitter: @CaslerNoel