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  • Writer's pictureEd Gaines

Phylicia Rashad Responds To Bill Cosby’s Prison Release

Celebrities took to social media to react to Bill Cosby being released from a prison after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his sexual assault conviction.

His former “Cosby Show” co-star Phylicia Rashad celebrated his release, tweeting, “FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted. A miscarriage of justice is corrected!”

But not everyone was happy, Amber Tamblyn tweeted, “I am furious to hear this news. I personally know women who this man drugged and raped while unconscious. Shame on the court and this decision. #TimesUp #MeToo”.

Rosie O’Donnell tweeted in all caps, “I guess 70 women weren’t enough.”

While Rosanna Arquette tweeted “When people commit horrific crimes especially Rape ,eventually terrible things happen to them be it health problems or a horrible loss ,Karma will always be waiting for the perpetrators of evil. it is the one law that can’t be broken.”

**A few hours later, Rashad responded to the criticism of her original tweet with a followup writing, “I fully support survivors of sexual assault coming forward. My post was in no way intended to be insensitive to their truth. Personally, I know from friends and family that such abuse has lifelong residual effects. My heartfelt wish is for healing.”

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