Phylicia Rashad celebrates Bill Cosby's sentence being overturned

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(CNN)Phylicia Rashad has agelong been 1 of Bill Cosby's staunchest supporters and connected Wednesday she shared her absorption to his condemnation being overturned.

Phylicia Rashad and Bill Cosby connected  "The Cosby Show." Rashad posted a tweet celebrating Wednesday's ruling overturning Cosby's conviction.

"FINALLY!!!! A unspeakable incorrect is being righted- a miscarriage of justness is corrected!" Rashad tweeted, on with a photograph of Cosby.

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

      He was 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.

      Following her archetypal tweet, which was met with disapproval by immoderate online, Rashad aboriginal shared different statement.

      "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."Personally, I cognize from friends and household that specified maltreatment has lifelong residual effects. My heartfelt privation is for healing."

      Cosby and Rashad are long-time friends. Rashad has doubly played his woman connected television: from 1984--92 connected the NBC sitcom "The Cosby Show" and connected the CBS sitcom "Cosby" from 1996-2000.

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

        Rashad told ABC successful 2015 she was misquoted successful an online interrogation successful which she defended Cosby and said she was not being dismissive of the alleged victims.

        "I americium a woman," she said. "I would ne'er bash that."

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