Philicia Rashad fights back

By Camille Colvin 

By Camille Colvin 

Bill Cosby's longtime onscreen wife Philicia Rashad has come full force against the sexual assault allegations against her former costar saying they are apart of an "orchestrated" smear campaign to keep the comedian off television.

20 plus women- including supermodels Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson- have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. The comedian has not been criminally charged, has also denied assaulting the women and accused one of trying to escort him.

In an interview with ShowBiz411, Ms.Rashad - who played the idle woman everyone wanted to be Claire Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" and also costarred in the shows sequel "Cosby" - slammed the allegations against he tv husband. "Forget these women," Philicia told the entertainment website in an interview posted last Tuesday night (ShowBiz411) " what you're seeing is destruction of a legacy. And I think it's orchestrated." "Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off the television and it's worked."

After the allegations Tv land pulled "Cosby" reruns , Netflix postponed a streaming Bill Cosby special and NBC pulled the plus on a sitcom it was developing with the comedian

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