As Gossip Cop reported, Pulliam joined Cosby in court last week on the first day of his trial for allegedly drugging and molesting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004. The actress, who played the comedian’s youngest daughter Rudy Huxtable on “The Cosby Show,” continued to voice her support for comic on “Today.”
“At the end of the day, I truly believe you’re innocent until proven guilty, and that’s just not the man that I ever experienced,” Pulliam told the anchors of the morning news show. As for her decision to join Cosby in court, the actress explained, “I just thought about it, how would I want to be treated if God forbid I was in that situation? It’s easy to be there for someone when things are good… I just felt like I wanted to do what I would have wanted to receive.”
Pulliam went on to reveal that Cosby has remained “in good spirits” throughout the trial, adding, “He’s been upbeat. I was grateful to see his spirit hadn’t been broken as a result of this process because it’s arduous. There’s nothing happy, there’s nothing good about it for either side.” When asked how she’d feel about her former TV dad if he’s found guilty of the sexual assault allegations, the actress acknowledged, “I’ll be disappointed, however it won’t change the love because when you have family, people falter, people make mistakes.”
She went on to clarify, “Things happen, but in no way is that condoning sexual assault. It’s nothing that I take lightly or that I condone in any way shape or form, but he’s still a person, he’s still a husband, a parent, someone’s son.” Watch clips of Pulliam’s “Today” interview below.
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