Keshia Knight Pulliam Defends Bill Cosby & Talks Getting Fired
Keshia Knight Pulliam made a s swift exit from “Celebrity Apprentice” but she did so with her dignity.
Keshia was kicked off of the Donald Trump show after she refused to call her former TV dad, Bill Cosby, for a contribution that would have assisted her team in winning their first challenge. During an interview on The Today Show, she responded to the public firing, saying:
“I know ‘The Cosby Show’ is in reruns, and everyone thinks that we’re this family that has dinner every Friday night, 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.'”
She also took the time to defend 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.”
“Ultimately, they’re just that, allegations. 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.”
“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.”
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