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Video: Phylicia Rashad Clarifies Comments About Bill Cosby Sex Scandal

Phylicia Rashad, who played Bill Cosby’s wife on “The Cosby Show,” sat down with ABC News to clarify her comments to Showbiz 411 regarding the comedian’s sex scandal.

The entertainment website claimed she said, “Forget those women,” as she discussed Cosby’s legacy.

She told ABC News, "And that was a misquote. What I said is this is not about the women. This is about something else. This is about the obliteration of a legacy."

Rashad added, "I am a woman. I would never say such a thing."

Showbiz 411 has since posted its own clarification, explaining that the comment was taken out of context, “She meant, 'those women aside' – as in, she's not talking about that, she's talking about Cosby's legacy being destroyed."

In Rashad’s interview with ABC News, she called the media’s treatment of the scandal declaration of “guilt without proof.” When asked who might benefit from attacking Cosby’s legacy, she cryptically answered, “That’s my question too.”

So far, more than 20 women -- including three more on Tuesday -- have come forward accusing Cosby, 77, of sexual assault.

Cosby’s lawyer, Marty Singer, released a statement last month regarding the "alleged decades-old events" against his client, saying they are "unsubstantiated stories” and asking the media to stop the "vilification of Mr. Cosby."

Cosby settled a civil suit with an alleged victim in November 2006.