“The legacy of the show is obviously very important to me.”
Werner said that he hoped that viewers would separate the show’s fictional patriarch, Heathcliff Huxtable, from the actor Bill Cosby who currently has a number of sexual assault allegations against him.
The former producer of the iconic show refused to comment on the accusations against Cosby but focused on the legacy of the show and its cultural significance.
“The legacy of the show is obviously very important to me because the show was a groundbreaking show and it portrayed a middle-class African-American family in a very positive way.” He continues, “I’m hoping that people will still be able to watch the show and identify with the Huxtables.”
Werner has reserved making any comment on the scandal aside from issuing a joint statement with producing partner, Marcy Carsey last November, calling the accusations against Cosby “beyond our knowledge or comprehension.” Forty-six 46 women have come forward with rape accusations, prompting cable channels to pull reruns of The Cosby Show.
source – loopjamaica.com