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!
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.
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.
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.
Though she might show up last minute, insiders say it's unlikely.
"Nobody runs around like that while they're working," one source told the publication.
However, shortly after Cosby's reputation was dragged through the mud, Rashad publicly defended her former costar.
"Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV, and it's worked," Rashad told Showbiz 411 at the time.
As RadarOnline.com readers know, former Temple University employee Andrea Constand alleged that the comedian drugged and molested her in 2004 at her suburban Philadelphia home.
More than 40 women have accused the 79-year-old of sexual assault.
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