Disgraced comedian wants compensation for spending more than two years in Pennsylvania prison
Bill Cosby is a free man after two years in prison for sexual assault. Now, the comedian is seeking compensation for the time lost as a result of his incarceration, according to his spokesperson.
During an appearance on Domenick Nati’s show, spokesperson for Cosby Andrew Wyatt revealed the course of action Cosby plans to take against the state of Pennsylvania.
State Supreme Court last month overturned Cosby’s sexual assault conviction against Temple University employee Andrea Constand after serving two years of his sentence.
Cosby was released from State Correctional Facility – Phoenix in Collegeville, Pa. On June 30.
Wyatt told Nati that Cosby, 83, and his team were considering filing a lawsuit against the state for “wrongful imprisonment.”
“We’re looking at all legal angles for these things right now,” Wyatt said. “We are looking at what legal remedies we can take against the State of Pennsylvania.”
When asked if Cosby was due for each day he was locked up, Wyatt replied in the affirmative and said documents were being filed in this regard.
Wyatt said Cosby owed “a few hundred thousand dollars”.
The conviction was overturned when it was found that Cosby District Attorney, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin steele, violated an agreement Cosby made with the former district attorney Bruce Castor.
In that deal, Castor pledged that Cosby would not be prosecuted for the Constand civil case in 2005 in which Cosby revealed in a deposition that he had obtained medication to give to the women he intended to be with. have sex.
According to reports, the governor of Pennsylvania. Tom wolf proposed in the next state budget for 2021-2022, that wrongly convicted people be paid up to $ 50,000 for each year spent behind bars.
The plan would also potentially apply to those who have been exonerated after being found innocent of a crime, acquitted on a new trial, or whose convictions have been overturned.
Wyatt criticized the lawyer Gloria allred for his investigation into Cosby, calling him “the greatest Eleven from the ocean extortion plan led by Allred and [her daughter] Lisa Bloom.“
When Nati asked Wyatt if he thought Allred was racist, Wyatt replied, “100%. “
“I always said that. I am on this principle. I think she and her daughter have an ax to beat against black men, ”he said.
Wyatt has previously said Cosby intends to return to standing comedy as reported. the Grio.
“The world wants to see Mr. Cosby,” Wyatt said.
Wyatt also said Cosby will also be working on a book.
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