"I can't speak to this exact moment, but my interactions with him, he's been in good spirits," Pulliam -- who portrayed Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1992 -- told the Today show on Tuesday. "He's been upbeat."
"Knowing Mr. Cosby is to know that he's a comedian and there's always that kind of sense of laughter," she added. "I was grateful to see that his spirit hadn't been broken as a result of this process, because it's arduous. There's nothing good about it for either side. It's just not a good situation."
Pulliam also explained why she felt it important to stand by Cosby on his first day of court. "At the end of the day, I truly believe you’re innocent until proven guilty," she said. "That's just not the man that I ever experienced."
When asked if her opinion will change of Cosby if he is found guilty, Pulliam replied, "I'm just going to have to cross that bridge when I come to it. I'll be disappointed, however, it won't change the love."
Referring to Cosby as "family," the 38-year-old actress added, "People falter, people make mistakes, things happen. But in no way is that condoning sexual assault."
"As a woman, mother, Spelman College Graduate and champion of empowering girls thru my non-profit Kamp Kizzy, I in no way condone or support sexual assault," she said in her statement. "At the same time, I believe you are innocent until proven guilty. This is one of our fundamental rights under our Constitution. There is a difference between opinions and facts."