The famous-turned-infamous Bill Cosby has officially jumped on the Black Lives Matter bandwagon!
Cosby, who’s been convicted of sexual assault, says it’s not his fault he’s in prison.
He’s a black man!
And this country according to Cosby has it out to destroy black men.
Let’s completely ignore the fact that he was convicted of drugging and raping women. Should he not have to answer to these crimes simply because he’s black?
Here’s the latest reporting on the matter from Fox News:
Bill Cosby is invoking the recent unrest and move for racial inequality in the appeal of his sexual assault conviction.
The disgraced actor and comedian gave a testimony in 2005, in which he admitted that he gave Quaaludes to young women he wanted to have sex with, an admission that ultimately spurred the release of case files in 2015 to The Associated Press and aided in giving credibility to the #MeToo movement.
For his conduct, which was described by U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno in June 2015 as “perhaps criminal,” Cosby was later convicted in 2018 of drugging, sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, and was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison.
However, Cosby, now 82, was granted an appeal of his assault conviction last month and in recent comments from his representatives, Cosby is citing the often-argued history of an unjust criminal justice system and the treatment of African-Americans and other people of color by police in his new criminal defense.
“The false conviction of Bill Cosby is so much bigger than him — it’s about the destruction of ALL Black people and people of color in America,” Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt said when the court accepted the appeal late last month, per The Associated Press.
The Associated Press also reports that Cosby’s appellate attorney, Jennifer Bonjean, said last week that the celebrity for Cosby “does not change his status as a Black man.”
“It would be naïve to assume that his prosecution was not tainted by the same racial bias that pervades the criminal justice process in both explicit and insidious ways,” she added.
Meanwhile, Cosby’s wife of 56 years, Camille Cosby, said in an interview on ABC-TV last week that the #MeToo movement ignores “the history of particular white women” who have “accused Black males of sexual assault without any proof.”
“We know how women can lie,” said Camille Cosby, who made only brief appearances at her husband’s trials for defense closing arguments and reportedly has not visited him in prison.
According to The Associated Press, Camille declined to speak to the outlet last week.
Check out the latest on Twitter over Cosby’s new approach to get free:
What's truly sad is that because of the media's fondness for BLM, Cosby may be successful in his "argument."
And those poor women he assaulted would see no justice.
CNN previously reported on Cosby receiving the right to appeal his sexual assault conviction:
Pennsylvania's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Bill Cosby is allowed to appeal two key issues in his 2018 conviction on sexual assault charges.
Cosby, the 82-year-old actor and comedian, is less than two years into a 3-to-10-year sentence at a prison outside Philadelphia for drugging and sexually assaulting a former Temple University employee at his home in 2004.
Tuesday's ruling grants Cosby the ability to appeal two issues in the case. One issue focuses on the "prior bad act" witnesses who testified about alleged assaults that were not part of the charges, and the second focuses on the prior district attorney's decision not to charge Cosby a decade ago.
At his criminal trial, Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill allowed five other women, including supermodel Janice Dickinson, to testify that Cosby had incapacitated and assaulted them in other incidents. Prosecutors said these "prior bad act" witnesses showed Cosby had a pattern in his assaults.
Cosby's legal team has argued that their testimony was dated and dissimilar from the criminal accusations and should not have been allowed in court.
In addition, the trial featured Cosby's deposition in his civil case in which he admitted that he procured Quaaludes for women he wanted to have sex with.
Cosby's attorneys have argued that he only answered deposition questions because Bruce Castor, the district attorney at the time, promised to never bring a criminal case based on the allegations.