As the Bill Cosby trial comes to a close, Keshia Knight Pulliam is speaking out about her much-talked-about court appearance at her former TV dad’s side.
On Wednesday, during an appearance on Today, Pulliam showed solidarity with Cosby and his family.
“It was important for me to be there because 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 said.
“I just thought about it like, how would I want to be treated if, God forbid, I was in that situation. And the true test of family, of friendship, of loyalty, comes—it’s easy to be there when things are good, when business is good, when money is good, when all of these things, but I wanted to do what I would have wanted to receive.”
So what will Pulliam do if the man she’s admired her whole life gets convicted? Well, she said she’s going to figure that out if it happens.
“I’m going to have to cross that bridge when I come to it,” she said. “I’ll be disappointed; however, it won’t change the love because when you have people falter, people make mistakes, but in no way does that condone sexual assault.”
Yes, Keshia. But you also take those loved ones to task. Sexual assault isn’t just something you pat a perpetrator on the head about and say, “Aww, I still love you. Everything will be all right.”