Howard University shares stance on Phylicia Rashad’s Bill Cosby support

“Survivors of sexual assault will always be our first priority,” checked out a declaration published on Howard University’s validated social networks accounts. “While Dean Rashad has acknowledged in her follow-up tweet that victims must be heard and believed, her initial tweet lacked sensitivity towards survivors of sexual assault.”
“FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected!” she composed, along with an image of her previous TELEVISION spouse.

Cosby was launched from a Pennsylvania jail after the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania abandoned his 2018 conviction on sexual attack charges and sentence.

He had actually been sentenced to ten years in a state jail after being condemned of drugging and sexually attacking Andrea Constand at his house 14 years earlier.

Lots of females have actually implicated Cosby of sexual misbehavior, consisting of harassment, drugging and rape, going back years. Cosby has actually regularly contested the claims.

There was speedy criticism following Rashad’s preliminary tweet.

“I fully support survivors of sexual assault coming forward,” Rashad composed in a subsequent tweet.

“My post was in no way intended to be insensitive to their truth,” she composed in the subsequent tweet.”Personally, I know from friends and family that such abuse has lifelong residual effects. My heartfelt wish is for healing.”

In its declaration, Howard composed “Personal positions of University leadership do not reflect Howard University’s policies.”

“We will continue to advocate for survivors fully and support their right to be heard,” the declaration continued. “Howard will stand with survivors and challenge systems that would deny them justice. We have full confidence that our faculty and school leadership will live up to this sacred commitment.”

Rashad has actually two times played Cosby’s partner on tv: from 1984–92 on the NBC comedy “The Cosby Show” and on the CBS comedy “Cosby” from 1996-2000. She is an alumna is Howard University.

CNN has actually connected to representatives for Rashad for remark.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.