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Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner attends the 2015 BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea at SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on Sept. 19, 2015.
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Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who played Bill Cosby’s son Theo on The Cosby Show, says the TV program’s legacy is now “tarnished” in the wake of dozens of sexual assault allegations against his mentor.

Warner told the Associated Press that no matter what negative stereotypes about people of color appeared on other shows and movies, “we’ve always had The Cosby Show to hold up against that. And the fact that we no longer have that, that’s the thing that saddens me the most because in a few generations the Huxtables will have been just a fairy tale.”

This is not the first time the actor has spoken on the subject; in January, he said it was “just as painful” to watch Cosby go through this situation as it is “to hear any woman talk about sexual assault.”

Cosby has not been charged with any crime.


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