Phylicia Rashad Issues Apology Letter to Howard University Students and Families

After the backlash she received for recent tweets, Phylicia Rashad issued an apology letter.

After tweeting, “FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected!” when Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction was overturned, Rashad received many criticisms.

Since then, the actress and Howard University dean tweeted an apology on June 30th, which included, “I fully support survivors of sexual assault coming forward. My post was in no way intended to be insensitive to their truth.”

Howard University also issued their own statement after Rashad’s tweets stating that those tweets “lacked sensitivity toward survivors of sexual assault” and said that the university “will stand with survivors and challenge systems that would deny them justice.”

Since that apology, Rashad issued an apology letter that read, “My remarks were in no way directed towards survivors of sexual assault. I vehemently oppose sexual violence, find no excuse for such behavior, and I know that Howard University has a zero-tolerance policy toward interpersonal violence.”

The Howard’s College of Fine Arts dean also promised to take part in university protocol training and “learn how I can become a stronger ally to sexual assault survivors and everyone who has suffered at the hands of an abuser.”

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