Regardless of rumors suggesting Bill Cosby is struggling in jail, in keeping with a new report, he’s is definitely making the perfect of his time behind bars.
Since Cosby was sentenced to jail virtually a month in the past, tabloid tales have been operating rampant on-line, however in keeping with his publicists and jail officers, not one of the experiences are true.
No, he wasn’t attacked with a hen patty or a stale scorching canine bun. And no, he didn’t get pushed down or fall down a flight of stairs. In actual fact, there aren’t any stairs for him to fall down, as a result of the place the place he’s being held is stair-less.
The Washington Informer experiences that Cosby’s spouse organized for his longtime publicists Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson to shock him with a go to on Monday.
“You already know, a individual says that they’re OK, however you really want to put eyes on them. No less than that’s how I really feel,” mentioned Benson, who together with Wyatt spoke of their go to completely with NNPA Newswire and radio host Frankie Darcell of WDAS and iHeart Radio in Philadelphia.
The pair mentioned they needed to share their go to with African Individuals and on platforms that will enable their feedback to air unfettered. They mentioned Cosby’s predicament is greater than the comic and will depend a cautionary story to all Black Individuals in regards to the perils of the prison justice system.
Wyatt mentioned Cosby acquired a kick out of listening to about printed experiences that he was attacked by different inmates with a hen patty and a scorching canine and that he’s mistreated. “He laughed,” Wyatt mentioned. “The employees has been nothing however skilled and none of that stuff has occurred.
“He mentioned it’s simply that the mainstream media is continuous its efforts to attempt to cease him from getting the information out,” Wyatt mentioned. “He mentioned to have a look at the information, ‘I shouldn’t be right here, however I’m right here. However, I will write about it, write music about it. They’ll put you away, however they will’t take away your reminiscence, your life expertise.’”
Cosby’s publicists mentioned the actor is sporting a full beard and appears to be in nice well being, and he additionally has a new job whereas behind bars as an unofficial life coach.
“He has been in a position to converse with different inmates about their scenario and impart recommendation,” Wyatt mentioned. “Mr. Cosby loves listening to different tales of the inmates whom he calls residents. It’s that psychology a part of him that takes them into his laboratory. He tells them, ‘You don’t must swear or curse, that is what you do.’ He’s doing what he all the time have on the lecture circuit.
“Mr. Cosby mentioned Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela helped him put together for this chapter of his life,” Wyatt continued. “He mentioned they informed him that if he was going to proceed to struggle for civil rights, one thing like this was certain to occur and he’s been ready for it and he is aware of he’s in jail not for rape, however for infidelity. He is aware of he’s harmless and he’s stored his head up.”
Bill’s publicists additionally denied experiences that his spouse of greater than 50 years, Camille Cosby, plans to file for divorce and take their $400 million fortune along with her. In actual fact, she’s been the one behind the scenes directing her husband’s authorized workforce on his behalf, and it was her who in the end made the decision to switch Cosby’s former attorneys.
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Cosby, who grew up in the Philadelphia tasks, additionally described his residing circumstances.
“He mentioned the mattress lies on thick metal or concrete and he’s allowed to make cellphone calls, however he’s nonetheless being assessed proper now so he’s not in common inhabitants,” Wyatt mentioned. “He follows the foundations and respects the guards. They’ve given him a cane and, as a result of he’s blind, they’ve a trustee to assist him.”
Like nearly all most safety prisons, the power is surrounded by razor-blade gates and concrete partitions. Nevertheless, as a result of it’s new, there may be a refreshingly good look to it. Cosby has scorching water and the flexibility to bathe.
And he continues to struggle for his freedom.
“He says we, his workforce, is a part of what he calls this revolution,” Wyatt mentioned. “If you have a look at his case, they convicted him with no proof, no DNA proof, no forensic proof and on the phrase of a lady who isn’t even American.”
Each Wyatt and Benson mentioned Cosby stays assured in his pending attraction.
“He has by no means been in any authorized bother earlier than so that is model new for him,” Benson mentioned. “At 81 years outdated, he’s by no means had any issues with the legislation, by no means any authorized points till this case however he’s optimistic and speaking to folks and he’s involved not about himself however about others who may discover themselves in his place.”
Wyatt mentioned his boss has grown a full beard. Requested whether or not he and Benson felt compelled to wish to groom him or encourage him to shave, each Wyatt and Benson mentioned no.
“He’s good. He appears to be like actually good,” Benson mentioned.
“He’s sharp and he talked about what his workforce is doing on the skin and his spouse, who has been so supportive,” Wyatt added. “He’s doing nice, disregard what you’re studying. We wish folks to essentially know that this man is an American citizen and he hasn’t been handled like an American citizen.
“He’s behind bars for infidelity,” Wyatt mentioned. “The rationale he says and we are saying that that is greater than Bill Cosby is, for different Black folks, this could possibly be your son, your father, your member of the family. They’re attempting to vary the legal guidelines. Sexual assault is the one crime you could be convicted of with no proof and no proof and we’ve seen the justice system and the way it works with current main issues occurring with [Supreme Court Justice] Brett Kavanaugh, or Harvey Weinstein.
“The judicial system just isn’t the identical for folks of coloration,” he mentioned. “That is about civil rights. If folks don’t begin paying consideration, a lot extra freedoms are going to be taken away. Keep in mind, simply final week a white lady accused a little black boy of sexual assault. Listen. Keep woke.”
So Bill Cosby is out right here giving out life recommendation to his fellow inmates? Fascinating.