Phylicia Rashad says she was misquoted on Bill Cosby

Phylicia Rashad speaks onstage during the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014, in Los Angeles.

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Phylicia Rashad says she was misquoted earlier this week when she appeared to be dismissing the alleged victims of her "Cosby Show" husband Bill Cosby.

"Forget those women," she purportedly told Showbiz 411 columnist Roger Friedman on Tuesday.

"And that was a misquote," she told ABC News in an interview on Wednesday. "What I said is this is not about the women. This is about something else. This is about the obliteration of a legacy."

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

Gloria Allred, in a conference Wednesday with three new accusers, called Rashad out, saying, "Phylicia, you should be supportive of these women."

Friedman posted a clarification on his Showbiz 411 site, writing: "I did not misquote Phylicia Rashad. But she didn't mean for it to be taken the way it was, and I should have punctuated. There was NEVER the meaning in 'Forget those women' that she was saying to actually forget or dismiss then. She meant, 'those women aside' - as in, she's not talking about that, she's talking about Cosby's legacy being destroyed."

Friedman says that no one asked him to post a clarification, but he made the decision to take down the quote: "It was conversational. Somehow this got twisted. I am really sorry if the way I presented it made it seem like either one of us was forgetting anyone. I've been at a hospice on and off for 10 says with a family friend of 40 years. So really, let's all calm down. What Phylicia was doing was defending her friend and his legacy. That's what she said, that's what I wrote, I'm sorry if it caused her grief. And no one asked me to write this. I'm just saying it because I like and respect her."