Keshia Knight Pulliam was the first star fired from Celebrity Apprentice last night, Jan. 4, after she refused to call Bill Cosby to ask for money.
During the premiere episode, the ‘Cosby Show’ alum was the project manager for a battle of the sexes challenge to see which team, the men or the women, could earn the most dough for a fundraiser. Understandably, the fellow ladies on the show pressured the 35-year-old actress to reach out to her former on-screen dad — but she refused.
Keshia and Bill, as Rudy and Cliff Huxtable, on ‘The Cosby Show’ in 1986. Photo courtesy of Getty.
In the boardroom, she pleaded with the show’s host, Donald Trump, telling him, “I have not talked to Bill Cosby on the phone in I don’t know how long. So, for me to pick up the phone, having not talked to you for five years, except for when we run into each other for a ‘Cosby’ event — I feel like that’s not my place to do.”
The men ended up winning the challenge and, even though Kate Gosselin earned literally nothing for her team, it was still Keshia who heard those dreaded words: “You’re fired!”
Keshia was the first to hear those awful boardroom words. Photo courtesy of Getty.
This show was taped just before the terrible Bill Cosby revelations came to light.She still should have asked him for money-goes to charity.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2015
This show was taped just before the terrible Bill Cosby revelations came to light.She still should have asked him for money-goes to charity.