Former ‘Cosby Show’ starlet Keshia Knight-Pulliam says despite the Bill Cosby scandal that continues to rock the entertainment industry, the legacy of the show that propelled them all to fame will continue to live on in the hearts of many.
Currently making her rounds to promote her latest movie project “Will To Love,” Keshia didn’t shy away from the topic of Bill Cosby’s rape allegations when it came up during a recent interview in the midst of her promo run. The 36-year-old beauty, who famously got her start on The Cosby Show as one of the most popular child actresses of this generation, spoke candidly with The Grio’s Chris Witherspoon about why she believes the scandal won’t have an effect on the show’s historic legacy and positive impact on generations of viewers.
“I can say that, based upon the people that continuously approach me and talk about how it’s profoundly impacted their lives, I don’t feel you can take that back. You can’t take back the impact that it’s had on generations of kids, and it’s continuing to have such a positive impact on them. So I feel like the place that it has in people’s hearts is such a nostalgic part of childhood and beyond, it’s going to be difficult to take back those memories.”
Reiterating her previous comments on the allegations, she also stood by her original stance that she can’t comment on the situation as she has never known Bill Cosby to be the man described in their stories of sexual assault in her own experiences.
“My comment doesn’t really change, because, still, regardless of how many… that’s just not the man I know. That’s not who I experienced. I never had that interaction with him, so I can’t speak to it.”
Keshia also opened up in detail about her new movie Will To Love, Viola Davis’ history-making Emmy win, Cosmo’s controversial ‘First Family’ magazine cover, The Cosby Show paving the way for other popular African-American television shows today and much more.
You can check out her full interview over at The Grio HERE.