Keshia Knight Pulliam is defending her decision to accompany her television dad, Bill Cosby, to his court appearance on Monday,
Cosby, 79, has been charged with felony aggravated indecent assault stemming from a decade-old claim from hsi former mentee, Andrea Constand. He pled not guilty.
In an interview with ABC News, Knight Pulliam said she came to court with Cosby because “it’s what you do.”
“It was really important for me to show my support to Mr. Cosby,” the 38-year-old new mom said. “At the end of the day, it’s the jury’s job to discern the truth… The man that I’ve known as a child was funny and witty and smart and philanthropic and full of advice. I can only go based on who I’ve experienced, and at the end of the day, it’s the court’s job to find the truth of the matter.”
Cosby thanked Knight Pulliam on Twitter for her support, saying, “Thank you to Cliff and Claire’s 4 year old daughter (Rudy) and the Brilliant Spelman Alumnus.”
On Tuesday, Constand—who worked in the Temple basketball program at the time of the alleged assault—testified. “I thought I was having a bad reaction,” she said, reports USA Today. “My legs were getting rubbery… I don’t really remember passing out.”
The trial will continue this week with more cross examination.