Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Cosby Show regular Phylicia Rashad stars as a New Orleans assistant DA in the made-for-TV False Witness. Philip Michael Thomas (Miami Vice) plays Rashad's associate--and also her lover. Polarized by sexual stereotyping, Rashad and Thomas clash over the case of the vicious slashing of a talk-show hostess. Thomas' hostile attitude towards the victim leads Rashad to believe that somehow he was involved in the attack--and the trail of evidence seems to confirm her suspicions. Based on a novel by Dorothy Uhnak, False Witness originally aired October 23, 1989.
District-Attorney, evidence, lover, murder, rape, suspicion, talk-show