Unrepentant Bill Cosby Denied Parole For Refusing Therapy For Violent Sexual Predator
Written by laserteam on May 28, 2021
(HuffPost) – Comedian Bill Cosby’s petition for parole from his 3-to 10-year prison sentence for sexual assault has been denied because he’s refusing required therapy for violent sexual predators.
“We knew he was going to be rejected,” Cosby’s spokesperson Andrew Wyatt told Reuters. “He called me and told me that if he didn’t take the course, he would be denied. He has maintained his innocence from the beginning.”
Cosby, now 83, was sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison in 2018 after he was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004 at his suburban Philadelphia mansion. Constand, a basketball coach at Temple University at the time, considered the far older Cosby, an influential donor at the school, a professional mentor.
Cosby, once a towering entertainment industry figure known as “America’s dad” for his role as head of the Huxtable household on “The Cosby Show” sitcom, was to be eligible for release on parole as early as Sept. 25. He was interviewed for consideration early this month. He has been serving his sentence in the State Correctional Institution at Phoenix outside Philadelphia.
The parole denial was first reported on Facebook by journalist Nicole Weisensee Egan, author of the book “Chasing Cosby.”