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Keshia Knight Pulliam Defends Bill Cosby: 'People Falter, People Make Mistakes'

Keshia Knight Pulliam Defends Bill Cosby: 'People Falter, People Make Mistakes'

Keshia Knight Pulliam is standing by her TV father, Bill Cosby, amid his trial for allegations that he sexually assaulted a former Temple University employee at his home in 2004

The 79-year-old former comedian has been accused of sexually assaulting more than 40 women over the years.

“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…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,” Keshia said on the Today show.

“I’ll be disappointed [if he's found guilty], however it won’t change the love because when you have family, people falter, people make mistakes. 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,” she continued.

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  • Noto

    Dumb, naive girl.

  • SquidBillie

    She’s disgusting. The whole point is to own up to your “mistakes”, not keep repeating them with countless women, then deny it and try to drag them through the mud.

  • Rosalie

    Rape is a mistake?
    Girl, take a thousand seats and shut the fuck up!

  • Shell

    Yes people make mistakes but sexual assault of any kind is not a mistake and the fact he did it over 40 times speaks volumes. I get that she doesn’t want to think he would do something so disgusting but considering all the evidence against him, it’s beyond a joke she thinks he isn’t capable of it.

  • suzybel

    A mistake? You’re kidding right?