Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played Cosby's youngest daughter Rudy Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," tells NBC's "Today" that ultimately the allegations that the comedy legend drugged and assault numerous women in past decades are just that - allegations. She says what she's heard about Cosby in recent months is just not the man she knows, choosing instead to emphasize the work he has done as a philanthropist and an entertainer.
Knight Pulliam is the first former "Cosby Show" cast member to speak out publicly on the allegations. She was on "Today" to talk about her experience on the new season of "The Celebrity Apprentice" from which she became the first contestant to be eliminated on Sunday night's premiere episode.
As project manager, the actress was criticized for not using her Cosby connection to raise money for her team, when the show taped earlier this year well before the allegations resurfaced. Knight Pulliam defended her decision saying she hadn't spoken to Cosby in several years at that time and didn't think it was appropriate to call him up out of the blue and ask him for money.
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