Phylicia Rashad Apologizes For Bill Cosby Tweet in Letter to Howard University Families Promising to Become ‘Stronger Ally’

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Earlier this week, actress Phylicia Rashad sent a tweet celebrating the overturning of the conviction and subsequent release of her TV husband Bill Cosby. On Friday, she sent a letter to the Howard University community extensively apologizing for her comments.

“I am sorry. I intend to earn your trust and your forgiveness,” writes Rashad in the letter sent Friday. There had already been loud calls for her firing among students, parents, and alumni.

The initial tweet said that a “terrible wrong is being righted” in reaction to Cosby’s release. There was an immense negative reaction, of course, and Rashad soon deleted the tweet and issued a separate tweet saying she fully
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