Phylicia Rashad Says a 'Terrible Wrong Is Being Righted' | 22 Words

Phylicia Rashad took to Twitter to comment on the release the of Bill Cosby from prison.

Rashad, who played Cosby's TV wife Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show, tweeted after hearing the news about Cosby's release: "FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected!"

She has also previously expressed strong support for the actor.

Rashad's tweet comes after it was revealed that Bill Cosby was released from prison after his 2018 conviction for sexual assault was overturned.

Cosby was sentenced to 3 to ten years in prison for the assault of Andrea Constand at his home in 2004.

More than sixty women had also come forward with sexual assault allegations against the actor.

However, the eighty-three-year-old's conviction was overturned yesterday after Pennsylvania's highest court ruled that an agreement that Cosby had made with a previous prosector meant that he could not be charged in the case, thus came his early release.

Before his release, the disgraced actor had served 2 years of his sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia.

Many have slammed Rashad for her comment of support in Cosby's release.

"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," one user responded to Rashad's tweet.

Another responded saying: "Sixty other victims came out and spoke about #BillCosby sexual abuse. It is unfortunate that #PhyliciaRashad has taken the side of the perpetrator. This is why powerful men like him can continue to victimize."

Rashad has since responded to the criticism while stating that she "support survivors of sexual assault."

"I fully support survivors of sexual assault coming forward. My post was in no way intended to be insensitive to their truth. Personally, I know from friends and family that such abuse has lifelong residual effects. My heartfelt wish is for healing," she tweeted.