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

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"Survivors of intersexual battle volition ever beryllium our archetypal priority," work a connection posted connected Howard University's verified societal media accounts. "While Dean Rashad has acknowledged successful her follow-up tweet that victims indispensable beryllium heard and believed, her archetypal tweet lacked sensitivity towards survivors of intersexual assault."

On Wednesday Rashad, who successful May was appointed dean of Howard's precocious reestablished College of Fine Arts, tweeted successful solemnisation of Cosby's condemnation being overturned.

    "FINALLY!!!! A unspeakable incorrect is being righted- a miscarriage of justness is corrected!" she wrote, on with a photograph of her erstwhile TV husband.

      Cosby was released from a Pennsylvania situation aft the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania vacated his 2018 condemnation connected intersexual battle charges and sentence.

      He had been sentenced to 10 years successful a authorities situation aft being recovered blameworthy of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand astatine his location 14 years ago.

      Dozens of women person accused Cosby of intersexual misconduct, including harassment, drugging and rape, dating backmost decades. Cosby has consistently disputed the allegations.

      There was swift disapproval pursuing Rashad's archetypal tweet.

      "I afloat enactment survivors of intersexual battle coming forward," Rashad wrote successful a consequent tweet.

      "My station was successful nary mode intended to beryllium insensitive to their truth," she wrote successful the consequent tweet."Personally, I cognize from friends and household that specified maltreatment has lifelong residual effects. My heartfelt privation is for healing."

      In its statement, Howard wrote "Personal positions of University enactment bash not bespeak Howard University's policies."

      "We volition proceed to advocator for survivors afloat and enactment their close to beryllium heard," the connection continued. "Howard volition basal with survivors and situation systems that would contradict them justice. We person afloat assurance that our module and schoolhouse enactment volition unrecorded up to this ineffable commitment."

        Rashad has doubly played Cosby's woman connected television: from 1984--92 connected the NBC sitcom "The Cosby Show" and connected the CBS sitcom "Cosby" from 1996-2000. She is an alumna is Howard University.

        CNN has reached retired to reps for Rashad for comment.

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