“The Celebrity Apprentice” host and real estate mogul Donald Trump fired actress Keshia Knight Pulliam in the show’s season premiere over her decision to not call her former TV father.
As reported by WebProNews, Trump accused the actress of not making the right decision for her team as project lead.
Pulliam said in her reasoning for not making the call to Bill Cosby, “I have not talked to Bill Cosby on the phone in I don’t know how long…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 that’s not my place to do.”
Trump is quoted as stating in response to her explanation, “I really believe, if you’d called that gentleman, he would’ve helped you, even if you hadn’t spoken to him in years. Because you were an amazing team with one of the most successful shows ever, so I think it would have been a very quick call to make for charity…Keshia, you’re fired.”
As noted in the report, the episode was filmed prior to the barrage of allegations of sexual misconduct recently brought against Cosby.