Bill Cosby says 'people stand in support' of Phylicia Rashad

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(CNN)Bill Cosby issued a connection successful enactment of his erstwhile co-star and longtime person Phylicia Rashad, who earlier apologized for celebrating Cosby's merchandise from prison.

Cosby, erstwhile known arsenic "America's Dad," was released connected Wednesday after Pennsylvania's highest tribunal overturned his intersexual battle conviction.

 "I connection    my astir   sincere apology"

At the clip Rashad tweeted, "FINALLY!!!! A unspeakable incorrect is being righted- a miscarriage of justness is corrected!" on with a photograph of Cosby. She aboriginal deleted the post, tweeted that she supported survivors of intersexual battle coming guardant and sent a missive of apology to parents and students of Howard University, wherever she is Dean of Fine Arts.

    The assemblage had disavowed Rashad's objection of enactment for Cosby, saying "her archetypal tweet lacked sensitivity towards survivors of intersexual assault."

      "This mainstream media are the Insurrectionists, who stormed the Capitol," Cosby said successful his connection issued done a spokesperson Sunday. "Those aforesaid Media Insurrectionists are trying to demolish the Constitution of these United State [sic] of America connected this Independence Day."

      Phylicia Rashad with Bill Cosby successful  "The Cosby Show."

      Cosby ended the connection with a condemnation written successful each superior letters, "NO TECHNICALITY -- IT'S A VIOLATION OF ONES RIGHTS & WE THE PEOPLE STAND IN SUPPORT OF MS. PHYLICIA RASHAD."

      In her missive Friday, Rashad offered "(her) astir sincere apology" for tweeting successful celebration of Bill Cosby's intersexual battle condemnation being overturned.

      "My remarks were successful nary mode directed towards survivors of intersexual assault. I vehemently reason intersexual violence, find nary excuse for specified behavior, and I cognize that Howard University has a zero-tolerance argumentation toward interpersonal violence," Rashad wrote, noting that she had since removed Wednesday's "upsetting tweet."

      Over the adjacent fewer weeks, Rashad said she plans "to prosecute successful progressive listening and enactment successful trainings to not lone reenforce University protocol and conduct, but besides to larn however I tin go a stronger state to intersexual battle survivors and everyone who has suffered astatine the hands of an abuser."

      In May, Rashad, an alumna of Howard University, was appointed dean of its precocious reestablished College of Fine Arts.

      Howard University shares stance connected  Phylicia Rashad's Bill Cosby enactment

        Howard University wrote that survivors of intersexual battle would ever beryllium its priority. "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," it said successful a connection posted connected Howard University's verified societal media accounts.

        Cosby and Rashad are longtime friends. Rashad has doubly played his woman connected television: from 1984 to 1992 connected the NBC sitcom "The Cosby Show" and connected the CBS sitcom "Cosby," from 1996 to 2000.

        CNN's Keely Aouga and Laura Ly contributed to this report.

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