Donald Trump is standing behind is decision to can Rudy Huxtable for not calling The Cos.
Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam (famous only for playing Bill Cosby’s TV daughter for eight seasons) was the first contestant booted from CELEBRITY APPRENTICE last night — primarily for not asking the accused serial rapist for money.
Moments after the episode ended, The Donald headed over to Twitter to defend the firing.
“The show was taped just before the terrible Bill Cosby revelations came to light,” he wrote. “She still should have asked him for money — goes to charity.”
This show was taped just before the terrible Bill Cosby revelations came to light.She still should have asked him for money-goes to charity.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2015
This morning, Keshia stopped by the TODAY show to give her own version of how things went down in The Boardroom.
“I know THE COSBY SHOW is in reruns, and everyone thinks that we’re this family that has dinner every Friday night,” Pulliam said. “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 did her best to evade questions about the current slew of allegations against her former boss.
“What I can say is this: I wasn’t there,” she said. “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,” she said. “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 CELEBRITY APPRENTICE airs Mondays at 9:00 PM on NBC.
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