Phylicia Rashad says she was misquoted and was not being dismissive of the women who have accused her former co-star Bill Cosby of sexual assault.
Earlier this week, Rashad, who played the embattled comedian’s wife on "The Cosby Show," was quoted in an interview saying: “Forget these women. 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.”
In an interview with ABC News Wednesday, she said she never said the words that are angering a lot of people.
“I am a woman, I would never do that,” Rashad said. "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.'"
Roger Friedman of Showbiz 411 also clarified by saying he did not misquote Rashad, but said, "she didn't mean for it to be taken the way it was,” and added, "I should have punctuated."
Cosby has been accused of harassing, drugging and sexually assaulting more than 20 women.
A defamation lawsuit has been filed against Cosby.