Bill Cosby rep floats return to comedy clubs
Bill Cosby’s spokesperson says the disgraced comedian is considering returning to stand-up after being released from prison on Wednesday.
Cosby has been “been talking to a number of promoters and comedy club owners” and is “just excited the way the world is welcoming him back,” Andrew Wyatt told reporters on Thursday, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Wyatt told Inside Edition that “a number of promoters have called. Comedy club owners have called. People want to see him.”
Cosby, 83, was two years into his sentence for sexual assault when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court released him this week, ruling that his due process rights were violated based on a deal with a former prosecutor in 2005 not to charge him if he testified in a civil suit one of his accusers brought forth.
The next district attorney did not abide by the former agreement and even used some of Cosby’s testimony from the civil suit to get him convicted on criminal charges.
It would be “an affront to fundamental fairness” to not uphold the first district attorney’s deal, the court ruled.
“I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence,” Cosby posted on Twitter after his release.
“He is not released because he is innocent,” tweeted Lisa Bloom, an attorney representing three of Cosby’s accusers. “He is released because a prosecutor promised him years ago that he would not be brought to justice, without even making a deal for him to do time.”
More than 60 women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct, usually involving drugs.
Bloom has reportedly warned that he could face defamation claims if he goes on tour claiming vindication or casting aspersions on his accusers.
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