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Bill Abandoned By TV Wife! Phylicia Rashad NOT Attending Cosby's Trial

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Jun. 5 2017, Published 1:55 p.m. ET

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Bill Cosby arrived at the Montgomery County Courthouse Monday morning ahead of the opening of his sexual assault trial — and while some of the famed entertainer's former costars were ready to support him, others steered clear of the courtroom altogether!

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Cosby arrived with former costar Keshia Knight Pulliam — known for her role as Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show — for the first day of his trial.

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Meanwhile, Phylicia Rashad, who played the comedian's wife on The Cosby Show from 1984-1992, does not plan to attend the court proceedings, according to reports.

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According to The New York Daily News, the actress will be busy rehearsing for the Public Theater's presentation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which opens July 11 in Central Park.

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Though she might show up last minute, insiders say it's unlikely.

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"Nobody runs around like that while they're working," one source told the publication.

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However, shortly after Cosby's reputation was dragged through the mud, Rashad publicly defended her former costar.

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"Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV, and it's worked," Rashad told Showbiz 411 at the time.

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As Radar readers know, former Temple University employee Andrea Constand alleged that the comedian drugged and molested her in 2004 at her suburban Philadelphia home.

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More than 40 women have accused the 79-year-old of sexual assault.

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Do you think Bill will see success in the courtroom? Sound off in the comments below!

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