Keshia Knight Pulliam Breaks Her Silence on Why She's Supporting Bill Cosby in Court

NORRISTOWN, PA - JUNE 5:  Bill Cosby arrives with actress Keshia Knight Pulliam (R) at the Montgomery County Courthouse before the opening of the sexual assault trial June 5, 2017 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.  A former Temple University employee alleges that the entertainer drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home in suburban Philadelphia.  More than 40 women have accused the 79 year old entertainer of sexual assault.  (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Keshia Knight Pulliam Breaks Her Silence on Why She's Supporting Bill Cosby in Court

The former Cosby Show star is standing by her TV dad.

Published June 6, 2017

Bill Cosby is facing one of his many accusers in court over allegations that he sexually assaulted over 50 women during his career. While it seems like the fallen icon doesn't have any friends in the world, he does have his TV family by his side.

Both Keshia Knight Pulliam and Phylicia Rashad showed up to Cosby's trial in Philadelphia as a show of solidarity with the actor, a move that has caused a lot of controversy on social media. Now, Keshia is speaking out about why she decided to publicly support Cosby.

Speaking to reporters after the first day of court was adjourned, Keshia (sort of) defended Cosby, saying, "Ultimately, it’s about standing by your truth.” 

She added, "I want to be the person that I would like to have if the tables were turned... Right now it’s the jury’s job and the jury’s decision to determine guilt or innocence. It’s not mine or anyone else’s.”

Keshia also clarified that she will trust the court's ruling: “I don’t condone sexual assault in any way, shape or form, but, at the end of the day, our court system is set up … you’re innocent until proven guilty,” she said. “The job now is for the two sides to prove their cases and I accept whatever verdict is handed down.”

Her support was not lost on Cosby, who tweeted a photo of the two of them on Monday.

See who else has voiced support for Cosby on The Wendy Williams Show, above.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images)


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