Bill and Camille Cosby arrived arm-in-arm to the courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on Monday morning.
Camille, 73, was all smiles as she escorted her husband into the government building. This is the first time Cosby’s wife has been seen at the courthouse since the 79-year-old comedian‘s criminal trial began last week. “The Cosby Show” star is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and molesting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand in January 2004 at his mansion in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. If convicted, Cosby could face up to 10 years in prison. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges, and has repeatedly denied similar claims from numerous other women.
Meanwhile in court, the defense will begin to present their case after the prosecution presented 12 witnesses — including Constand who took the stand two days in a row — before resting its case on Friday.
Cosby said last month that he would not be taking the stand during the trial, though his publicist, Andrew Wyatt, implied while speaking to the press during a court break last week that it is a possibility. “Nothing’s ever off the table,” Wyatt said when asked if Cosby could testify. “We are weighing all our options.”
However, before heading into court on Monday morning, Cosby was asked if his defense team would still not be calling any character witnesses. “Correct,” he reiterated.
In addition to his wife, Cosby has been escorted by several of his co-stars and famous friends during the course of the trial. On Thursday, he arrived with comedian Joe Torry and actor Lewis Dix Jr., after showing up a day prior with actress Sheila Frazier. On the first day of court, he stepped out with his “Cosby Show” co-star and onscreen daughter, Keshia Knight Pulliam, on his arm.
In an exclusive statement to ET, Pulliam defended her support of Cosby.
“The man that the world is painting Mr. Cosby to be is simply not the man I know or have ever experienced,” she said. “I am showing up in the manner I would hope my loved ones would show up for me, if the shoe was on the other foot. Mr. Cosby is still a person, father, son & husband. This is a horrible situation for all parties. Now it is up to the jury to decide. I trust that the jury will make the right decision after hearing, reviewing and deliberating the evidence.”