Phylicia Rashad on the Bill Cosby Firestorm

As three more women step forward with accusations against Cosby, Rashad describes the man she says she knows.
2:16 | 01/07/15

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Transcript for Phylicia Rashad on the Bill Cosby Firestorm
Next tonight here, an ABC news exclusive. The scandal following bill Cosby, in her first interview. Phylicia Rashad breaking her silence. Here's linsey Davis. Reporter: For 12 years, she was the wife of America's iconic TV dad -- Phylicia Rashad describes the bill Cosby she knows. He's a genius. He is generous. He is kind, inclusive. Reporter: Tonight, speaking to ABC news exclusively about her costar and friend, accused by more than a dozen women of sexual assault and impropriety. What has happened is declaration in the media of guilt without proof. Reporter: Earlier this week, her remarks about the women who have come forward created a firestorm. You were quoted online as saying forget those women. And that was a misquote. That is not what I said. What I said is this is not about the women. This is about something else. This is about the obliteration of legacy. Reporter: Some people might think it was dismissive. I am a woman. I am a woman. I would never say such a thing. Reporter: But she is under attack today as three more women step forward with new accusations against Cosby. Phylicia, you should be supporting these women. Reporter: People saying they were drugged and raped. I had never heard that. Reporter: And this week, another Huxtable, To critics, they say that's not how residuals work. Thank you. When we come back here, the

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