Bill Cosby’s “television daughter,” Atlanta actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, walked in with him into a Pennsylvania courthouse this morning.
Cosby is accused of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, then a Temple University employee, in 2004 at his home, the Associated Press reported. He has pleaded not guilty and has been free on $1 million bail. He settled Constand’s civil suit in 2006 for an undisclosed sum after giving deposition testimony that became public in 2015, the AP reported.
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During an expansive, often rambling interview with Sirius XM radio host Michael Smerconish on the eve of jury selection, Cosby said he did not plan to testify.
Throughout the interview he alluded to proscriptions his lawyers have imposed on what he could say, but when Smerconish asked if he wants to tell his side of things, Cosby said, simply, “No.”
“Once again I go back to lawyers,” he said. “When you have to deal with examination, cross examination, (there’s) more than two sides to every story. Sometimes it’s four or five. I just don’t want to sit there and have to figure out what I believe is a truthful answer.”
Pulliam, fighting her own legal battle – divorce proceedings – attended the recent red-carpet screening of Atlanta-filmed “Fate of the Furious.”
She and Ed Hartwell tied the knot a little over a year ago but wedded bliss didn’t last long.
Within months he had filed for divorce, by which time Keshia was expecting. Ed publicly said he’d seek a paternity test. The test proved little Ella Grace is indeed Ed’s, and now he’s seeking joint custody.
Keshia hasn’t let the drama keep her down.
“That’s just who I am as a person. All I’ve got to do is look at that perfect little face and nothing else matters,” Keshia said. “It’s all such a new journey for me.”