Bill Cosby hopes to return to the comedy industry after being released from prison on Wednesday after serving two years of a three to 10-year sentence.
The 83-year-old “Cosby Show” actor, formerly known as “America’s Dad,” spent his first night out of jail doing “comedy routines,” his spokesperson Andrew Wyatt has exclusively revealed at Fox News.
Wyatt also told Fox News that Cosby hopes to revitalize his stand-up career.
“He wants to get back on stage sooner or later,” Wyatt said.
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Pennsylvania’s highest court on Wednesday overturned Cosby’s sexual assault conviction, to the surprise of many. He was then released from SCI Phoenix in Collegeville, Pa., Outside of Philadelphia, just before 2:30 p.m., state corrections officials told Fox News.
Wyatt also told Inside Edition that “a number of promoters” and owners of comedy clubs have already contacted his team.
“People want to see it,” Wyatt said.
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In his first few hours of freedom, Cosby indulged in a pizza at a restaurant in downtown Philadelphia. He also stayed awake until the wee hours of the morning sharing laughs, Wyatt said.
“He was just telling jokes and having fun, enjoying life,” the spokesperson said.
Reversing Cosby’s conviction prompted a swift reaction from his accusers and celebrities around the world. However, Wyatt tells Fox News Cosby and his team “aren’t even paying attention to that. It’s not even on our radar screen.”
Hollywood’s biggest supporters of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements – among other celebrities – immediately took to social media to share their reactions to the verdict.
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Actress Amber Tamblyn, founding member of Time’s Up wrote: “I am furious to hear this news. I personally know women this man drugged and raped while they were unconscious. Shame on the court and on this decision … I don’t want to hear anything about how the cancellation culture has ruined the lives of men in the MeToo era count for women and survivors. How we have come too far. Today’s news that Cosby’s conviction is overturned is proof that we are not not gone far enough Our justice system MUST change.
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Meanwhile, #MeToo and Time’s Up supporter Rose McGowan said: “I support all of Bill Cosby’s accusers on this dark day.” McGowan declined to comment further when contacted by Fox News at the time as she felt the day was devoted to Cosby’s accusers.
“Certainly the optics are terrible. But the message has to be very clear and simple – that this was a prosecutors mistake, a very unusual mistake and a technical detail that is unlikely to happen again. “said #MeToo lawyer Lisa Banks. , in an interview.
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“Today’s devastating decision to overturn the conviction of a man who has caused so much harm, pain and emotional trauma to so many women is a travesty and injustice. It reminds us once again of the struggle that survivors of her predatory behavior and actions have led endured to make their voices heard. The appearance of justice these women had in knowing that Cosby had been convicted has been completely erased with her release today, ” Time’s Up Foundation CEO and President Tina Tchen said in a statement.
Julius Young of Fox News contributed to this report.