Phylicia Rashad Apologizes After Her Celebratory Post About Bill Cosby’s Release Went Viral

This week, many were surprised to learn that Bill Cosby, who was in the middle of serving a ten-year prison sentence for allegedly assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004, would be released from prison after having only served a little over two years. The news drew a myriad of responses from the public. The comedian’s former Cosby Show co-star, Phylicia Rashad, was among those who responded, as she took to Twitter to share a celebratory message. The post drew a massive amount of backlash, leading the actress and Howard University dean to walk back her statements in a separate tweet. Now, Rashad has apologized for her post in an open letter to the school’s students and parents.

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