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Cosby TV wife Phylicia Rashad defends co-star: ‘Forget these women’

In this Nov. 11, 2014, file photo, entertainer and Navy veteran Bill Cosby speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony, at The All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors in Philadelphia.
In this Nov. 11, 2014, file photo, entertainer and Navy veteran Bill Cosby speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony, at The All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors in Philadelphia. AP

Bill Cosby’s longtime onscreen wife Phylicia Rashad has come out swinging against the sexual-assault allegations dogging her former co-star, saying they are part of an orchestrated smear campaign to keep the comedian off of television.

Some 20 women - including supermodels Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson - have accused Cosby of sexual assault. In an interview with ShowBiz411, Rashad - who played the iconic Claire Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” and also co-starred in the shows sequel, “Cosby,” - slammed the allegations against the comedian.

“Forget these women,” Rashad said in the exclusive interview. “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.”

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