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There are a couple of sounds in life that I’m not too fond of hearing. Cries from my father and or girlfriend already rank very high on the list. The other? The sound Phylicia Rashad is about to make most of Black America do this morning when she defended Bill Cosby, denying the allegations that her former Cosby Show co-star and TV husband has sexually assaulted over 20 women in a decade long period.

Her belief? That this was all a well orchestrated conspiracy to keep Cosby, 77, off television according to USA Today. Here’s a direct quote below.

“Forget these women,” she said. “What you’re seeing is the destruction of a legacy. And I think it’s orchestrated. I don’t know why or who’s doing it, but it’s the legacy. And it’s a legacy that is so important to the culture … Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV, and it’s worked. All his contracts have been canceled.”

You kind of have to gloss over the fact that Cosby once told reporters that Rashad being pregnant by then husband Ahmad during the hey day of The Cosby Show messed up their on-screen chemistry.

Ahmad Rashad messed up that thing. When he married her I didn’t mind, but then she got pregnant and I didn’t want Cliff and Clair to have another kid. So we had to hide her body, which took me away from — took Cliff away from – touching her and playing with her because I didn’t want the audience to see that. So when that season was over, and she went on and had the child, it was gone. Not the love for her, but it was gone in terms of, now we have to get back to the touchy – I just lost it.

Oh, and that sound you’re hearing? That’s all of your aunties and capers for Bill Cosby hitting every shrill war chant in the book.

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