Keshia Knight Pulliam on Cosby: Ultimately They're Just Allegations


Former Cosby Show star Keshia Knight Pulliam discussed her recent firing on Celebrity Apprentice as well her take on the allegations of rape against Bill Cosby.

After being eliminated as a contestant on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice (in a really, really awkward segment), Pulliam appeared on The Today Show and offered first an explanation for why she did not want to call Cosby and ask for money to give to charity during one of the reality show’s contests:

“I know ‘The Cosby Show’ is in reruns, and everyone thinks that we’re this family that has dinner every
Friday night,” Pulliam told Savannah Guthrie. “But the reality was I hadn’t spoken to Mr. Cosby. I felt that it would be tactless, very rude to call someone and be like, ‘Hey, so, let me have some money right now.'”

Then she spoke about the recent flood of allegations lobbed against Cosby:

“What I can say is this: I wasn’t there. No one was there except for the two people who know exactly what happened. All I can speak to is the man that I know and I love. The fact that he’s been such an example, you can’t take away from the great that he has done. You know, the amount … the millions and millions of dollars that he has given back to colleges and education, and just what he did with ‘The Cosby Show’ and how groundbreaking that was.”
“Ultimately, they’re just that, allegations,” she said. “You know, it’s very much been played out in the court of public opinion. But we’re still in America, where ultimately you’re innocent until proven guilty. I wasn’t there. That’s just not the man I know. So I can’t speak to it.”

In other Cosby related news, People reports on Monday two more women, Linda Joy Traitz and Therese Serignese, joined Tamara Green’s defamation lawsuit against the comedian. Cosby’s lawyers have continued to deny the claims against him.

Watch Pulliam’s interview on The Today Show below:

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