Celebrity Apprentice has only just begun and there’s already a scandal.
Filmed months ago, the season premiere took place on Sunday night, but as we previously mentioned it was an awkward one to remember. Keshia Knight Pulliam, AKA Rudy Huxtable, was fired after she didn’t call Bill Cosby for a donation.
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To remind you of why this is awkward, over 28 women have accused Cosby of molesting, raping, and/or drugging them in recent months.
So, did this have anything to do with Keshia’s choice not to call him? Keshia opened up about the decision after the controversial episode.
“That’s a decision I made and I stand by it. I felt that it would be amazingly tacky to call someone [Cosby] after not having spoken to them, and I didn’t feel that I needed that contribution at that time. A couple of other donors didn’t come through├óΓé¼┬ª
Now, had I called him, it would have been a whole other issue, so you can’t worry about that stuff.”
Again, this was filmed before the new allegations came out, but it’s still pretty awkward that Keshia was fired for not making the call.
Because in retrospect that could have been way worse publicity for the show.
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