Janet Hubert will not be proud of Phylicia Rashad.
The former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actress took to Twitter to name out Rashad after she initially celebrated Bill Cosby’s launch on Wednesday.
“Phylicia what are you thinking!!! I don’t know you but to say this was terribly wrong. EVERYONE knew what he was doing back then,” Hubert wrote. “How could you NOT! Get your umbrella sista here comes the sh*t shower. I am outraged that he has been released. Yes he is an old a guilty man!”
“I would have said he’s old he’s out and I’m happy for him, but he still …guilty,” she added, claiming, “I know 5 women who have not come forward. Enough Ya’ll we know better. Powerful men do wrong things, black or white…”
I might have stated he is outdated he is out and I’m joyful for him, however he nonetheless …responsible. I do know 5 ladies who haven’t come ahead. Enough Ya’ll we all know higher. Powerful males do mistaken issues, black or white…
— Janet Hubert (@OGJanetHubert) June 30, 2021
On Wednesday morning, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned Cosby’s 2018 conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand
Rashad, who performed Cosby’s spouse, Clair Huxtable, on The Cosby Show, first expressed her help for the choice, tweeting, “FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected!”
However, after receiving backlash, she adopted up with one other publish, supporting “survivors of sexual abuse.” Cosby — who has been accused of sexual misconduct by over 60 ladies — has denied all accusations towards him.
“I fully support survivors of sexual assault coming forward,” Rashad wrote. “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.”
I absolutely help survivors of sexual assault coming ahead. My publish was by no means supposed to be insensitive to their fact. Personally, I do know from family and friends that such abuse has lifelong residual results. My heartfelt want is for therapeutic.
— Phylicia Rashad (@PhyliciaRashad) June 30, 2021
Meanwhile, Howard University’s tremendous arts school launched a press release talking out towards the actress’ preliminary tweet, noting that it “lacked sensitivity towards survivors of sexual assault.” Rashad is the incoming dean of the college.
“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,” learn the assertion posted to social media. “We will continue to advocate for survivors fully and support their right to be heard. 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.”
Cosby was initially charged within the case in 2015. He was acquitted throughout his first trial in 2017. The subsequent 12 months, throughout Cosby’s retrial, he was convicted of all three felony sex-assault counts.
The Pennsylvania court docket discovered that an settlement Cosby had with a earlier prosecutor prevented him from being charged within the case, in line with paperwork obtained by ET on Wednesday. Cosby beforehand stated that he relied on that settlement earlier than agreeing to testify in his accuser’s civil lawsuit.
Following his launch, Cosby posted the next on his social media: “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.”
As for Constand, she stated partly, “Today’s majority decision regarding Bill Cosby is not only disappointing but of concern in the that it may discourage those who seek justice for sexual assault in the criminal justice system from reporting or participating in the prosecution of the assailant or may force a victim to choose between filing either a criminal or civil action.”
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