Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad react to his release from prison and social media thoughts.
Phylicia Rashad always supported Bill Cosby through his trials and tribulations with the allegations thrown at him over the years. It led to some of her fans and critics to be displeased with the beloved woman who portrayed “Claire Huxtable”.
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Today (June 30), Cosby was released from prison after his conviction for sexual assault was overturned, but as expected not everyone is happy to see the decision. There has been commentary that both sides would argue for why they felt the way they did with the release of the iconic comedian.
On her Instagram Story, Rashad added, “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.”
Bill Cosby also had a statement for social media. He reminded everyone about his denial of the allegations which he was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison back in 2018. He thanked his supporters for standing by him.
“I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence,” he wrote. “Thank you to all my fans, supporters and friends who stood by me through this ordeal. Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for upholding the rule of law. #BillCosby.” Following his release, the “#MeToo” hashtag has trended throughout the day.
I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence.
Thank you to all my fans, supporters and friends who stood by me through this ordeal. Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for upholding the rule of law. #BillCosby pic.twitter.com/bxELvJWDe5
— Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) June 30, 2021
Check out social media reactions in the video below.