Bill Cosby launched into a tirade aimed at Howard University after the institution admonished a comment made by his TV wife Phylicia Rashad in the wake of Cosby’s overturned sexual assault conviction and subsequent release from prison last week.

The historically Black university in Washington, D.C. said Rashad’s controversial Twitter comment, which read, “’FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected!”’ was a stance that “lacked sensitivity towards survivors of sexual assault” and maintained that her views on the matter are not aligned with the university’s.

The tweet has since been deleted.

Rashad has been appointed as Howard University’s dean of the College of Fine Arts. The “Cosby Show” actress’s position became effective on July 1.

Now, in the wake of an apology and backtracking from Rashad, who later said she “fully supports survivors of sexual assault coming forward” and that her social media post ’was in no way intended to be insensitive to their truth,” Cosby, 83, is now coming to the defense of Rashad and told the university it “must support ones Freedom of Speech,” making reference to Rashad, according to a statement obtained by Deadline.