Reverse heading. Phylicia rashad he apologized after his viral tweet about Bill cosby caused controversy.
The Cosby Show The 73-year-old actress was quick to react to the news of Cosby’s release after nearly three years in prison. “FINALLY !!!! A terrible mistake is being corrected, a judicial error is being corrected!” He shared via Twitter on Wednesday June 30th.
Now the incoming dean of Howard University College of Fine Arts apologizes to students and parents. “This week, I tweeted a statement that caused so much harm to so many people, both in general and within the Howard community. I offer my sincere apologies. I have since deleted that annoying tweet, “Rashad wrote in a letter, according to the Huffington Post. “I’m sorry. I intend to earn your trust and your forgiveness.”
She continued: “My comments were in no way directed at survivors of sexual assault. I am vehemently opposed to sexual violence, find no excuse for such behavior, and know that Howard University has a zero tolerance policy towards interpersonal violence. “
Cosby, 83, was released after his three to 10-year sentence was overturned. Us weekly confirmed Wednesday June 30 that the Pennsylvania Superior Court found a settlement with a previous prosecutor that barred him from being charged in Andrea Constandcase. Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor decided in 2005 that Cosby could not be prosecuted due to an alleged lack of credibility on Constand’s part, in part because he did not immediately file a complaint against him. Cosby was released hours later.
“I have never changed my position or my story,” the comic tweeted after its release. “I have always maintained my innocence. Thanks to all my fans, followers, and friends who supported me through this ordeal. Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for upholding the rule of law. “
Nearly 60 women accused Cosby of sexual harassment and / or assault. Cosby denies that there were any non-consensual interactions.
Rashad has previously supported his former co-star. “What you are seeing is the destruction of a legacy. And I think it’s orchestrated, “Rashad said. Showbiz 411 in 2015. “I don’t know why or who does it, but it’s the legacy. And it is a legacy that is very important for the culture. … Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off television. “
The We are Star added that she will make an effort to learn more about sexual abuse and misconduct.
“Over the next several weeks, I plan to engage in active listening and participate in trainings not only to reinforce University protocol and conduct, but also to learn how I can become a stronger ally for survivors of sexual assault and all who have suffered at the hands of an abuser, “he added in his letter. “Thank you for expressing your concerns, for speaking your truth, and for holding leaders accountable for our actions and words.”