Bill Cosby‘s criminal behavior should not overshadow the cultural impact “A Different World” had in the ’80s and ’90s — and could still have today — according to one of its stars, Kadeem Hardison.
We got Kadeem, aka Dwayne Wayne, at LAX and asked him about the show he and Lisa Bonet made a huge hit. Of course, it was a ‘Cosby Show’ spin-off — but Kadeem insists Cosby’s sexual assault conviction can’t drag down the show.
Kadeem does give Cosby credit for one thing and one thing only. Beyond that … he says the show’s impact on black culture stands on its own, and says it can’t be tarnished by its creator.
As we’ve reported, Cosby was found guilty on all 3 counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand. He’s awaiting sentencing, and could get up to 30 years in prison.