Vivica A. Fox Defends Bill Cosby: ''The Man I Met Was Nothing Like the Man They Are Describing''

Actress added that she "was honored" to work on The Cosby Show

By Alyssa Toomey Jan 09, 2015 12:55 AMTags

Add Vivica A. Fox to the list of celebs who are speaking out in defense of Bill Cosby

The 50-year-old actress appeared on The Meredith Viera Show on Thursday where she recounted her experience working with the 77-year-old comedian, who has been accused of sexual assault by some 20 women, insisting to the talk show host that Cosby is "nothing like the man they are describing." 

Her remarks come just one day after the actor returned to the stage in Kitchener, Ontario—his first live performance since November—and two days after Phylicia Rashad, who played Cosby's onscreen wife for the series' eight-year run, also defended her former co-star (Cosby and his legal team have consistently denied all allegations of sexual abuse made against him in the past, and the Cosby Show patriarch has never been criminally charged in any case). 

"I worked on the Cosby show and was honored to do the show," Fox told Viera while applauding Keshia Knight Pulliam, aka Rudy Huxstable, for the way she has fielded the media questions. 

WATCH: Keshia Knight Pulliam gets candid about Bill Cosby

The Celebrity Apprentice star made headlines when she was fired from the NBC competition after refusing to call her TV dad and ask for money. She later defended her decision, despite Donald Trump's disapproval (the episode was taped months before the Cosby allegations resurfaced). 

Fox told Viera that Pulliam has acted "like a class act" in the wake of the media fire. "She did. It's part of it," she explained, "That they would attach her name to Mr. Cosby because they have history together." 

The Kill Bill star continued, stating that she agrees with Pulliam's previous remarks that Cosby was an "amazing, philanthropic, inspirational guy." 

"I have to agree with Keshia, the man I met was nothing like the man they are describing," she said. "He was nice, kind. There was no sexual overtones or anything, so I defend him and I stand by him as well, too." 

READ: A timeline of the resurfaced claims against Bill Cosby

Viera, who has spoken out about a past abusive relationship, then noted that it will be "all the more heartbreaking if these women are correct." 

"We shall see," Fox replied. "We all weren't there and as I said the man I met and worked with was nothing like that." 

Meanwhile, Piers Morgan was more than willing to take aim at Cosby when he stopped by to chat with Meredith Viera that same day. The 49-year-old British journalist slammed Rashad for her controversial comments (which the actress has later clarified) while insisting that Cosby should personally address the allegations. 

Watch the clip to hear what he has to say. 

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