Bill Cosby's conviction was overturned because of a non-prosecution deal, which Maxwell also received.
"This is one of those times I really pray people will read beyond the headlines," the director of the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network said.
Rashad is under fire for tweeting support to her former "Cosby Show" co-star after his sexual assault conviction was vacated.
Cosby's lawyers had appealed to the court in December 2020, arguing the life of the former actor was put on trial, and he suffered unquantifiable prejudice.
Anchor Michelle Fleury was reporting on Bill Cosby's sudden release from prison when she mistakenly said the name of the former president.
"When the government makes a promise, whether state or federal, it has to live up to that promise and can't simply abandon it," Maxwell's lawyer told Newsweek.
The question Cosby's release raises is a crucial one for prosecutors running for office: Will the campaign promises made by a prosecutorial wannabe with a partisan agenda set the stage for a dangerous criminal being able to dodge the reckoning of the justice system?
"I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence," Cosby wrote in a statement released Wednesday.
A look back at key moments in the arrest, confinement and release of the star once called "America's Dad."
"The 3 Bill Cosby accusers I represent and I are disgusted that he is a free man today. He is not released because he is innocent," Bloom wrote. "He is released because a prosecutor promised him years ago that he would not be brought to justice, without even making a deal for him to do time."
"FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected!" tweeted Rashad, who played Clair Huxtable on "The Cosby Show."
Castor struck a deal with Cosby's attorney to not bring criminal charges in 2005. Pennsylvania's highest court says the deal was legally binding on current district attorneys and overturned Cosby's conviction.
Bill Cosby was convicted in 2018 of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.
"Mr. Cosby wants nothing more than to be with his wife, children and grandchildren but he will not admit to being a sexually violent predator when he is not a sexually violent predator," Bill Cosby's attorney Jennifer Bonjean told Newsweek on Thursday.
Donald Trump announced Bruce Castor and David Schoen would head his impeachment legal team, a day after it was reported he had fallen out with the previous five attorneys appointed to represent him.
"But if you would have told me 30 years ago that I would be this boring, stay-at-home house dad and Bill Cosby would be in jail, even I would have took that bet," Eddie Murphy said during his opening monologue on 'Saturday Night Live.'
The disgraced comedian recently called his conviction for sexual assault a "set-up."
Cosby is serving a three to 10 year sentence in Pennsylvania for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in his home.
The school board member wrote that she was "tired of whores destroying men."
Attorneys for the disgraced entertainer claim the judge made errors in the original 2017 trial and the subsequent retrial.
New York Representative Jerrold Nadler, who will likely chair the House Judiciary Committee if Democrats win the House in November, compared the deluge of accusations against Brett Kavanaugh to those directed at Harvey Weinstein.
Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison.
The 81-year-old will have to attend monthly counseling for the rest of his life, and his name will appear on a sex-offender registry.