Cosby’s TV wife comes to his defense

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby, center, is flanked by Phylicia Rashad, his television wife from "The Cosby Show" and "I Spy" co-star Robert Culp during Cosby's induction ceremony into NBC's Walk of Fame Friday, May 3, 2002, in New York. NBC Chairman and CEO Bob Wright is at top right. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)

(WTNH)– Bill Cosby’s TV wife is speaking out about the sex assault accusations against the comedian and she’s coming to his defense.

Phylicia Rashad, the actress who played Claire Huxtable on “the Cosby Show,” says the accusations are “orchestrated.” She claims that she has never seen the behavior that’s alleged by Cosby’s accusers.

Related: Bill Cosby On Media Coverage of Sex Assault Allegations

At least 23 women have accused the comedian of offenses, ranging from groping to rape. Cosby will perform for the first time Wednesday night since the accusations in Canada.

He has not been charged.

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