Bill Cosby is ‘talking to producers about new TV show’ as sex offender plots comeback following early prison release
BILL Cosby is reportedly speaking to producers about a new TV present as the alleged sex offender plots a comeback following his early prison release.
The 84-year-old actor has been “spending time on the phone working on a number of projects” at his Massachusetts dwelling and has provide you with “a number of ideas” for a TV present.
The comic’s spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt, advised Fox News: “Things are occurring.
“He’s engaged on numerous initiatives proper now, numerous concepts for a TV present that has him on the telephone with producers, working with guys daily.
“He’s giving his creative ideas and input.”
Details of Cosby’s potential return to present enterprise are being stored underneath wraps for now, however Wyatt mentioned the discussions with producers began when he was nonetheless behind bars at SCI Phoenix in Collegeville.
“He’s been working on this particular project now for a year and a half. When he was a resident of SCI Phoenix he would have phone calls with producers,” Wyatt mentioned.
Wyatt, who beforehand mentioned Cosby had deliberate a docu-series about his experiences behind bars, mentioned the actor was additionally engaged on a ebook.
“He’s on the phone almost every day for the book as well. He’s working. That’s why people don’t see him as much,” Wyatt mentioned.
“When he was at SCI Phoenix it wasn’t our time so phone calls would be probably two, three times a week for that kind of stuff.
“Now he has the time. He can converse freely when he needs to.
“That’s his primary focus since he’s gotten out – to come out and be able to have projects and to work with people who want to work with him.”
Cosby served greater than two years of a three-to-10-year sentence earlier than his sexual assault conviction was overturned by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court in a surprising ruling in June.
He’s engaged on numerous initiatives proper now, numerous concepts for a TV present that has him on the telephone with producers, working with guys daily.
His release from prison on a authorized technicality sparked shock and outrage, and was described as a slap within the face of his alleged victims after dozens of girls got here ahead.
The actor was the primary movie star tried and convicted within the #MeToo period, so the reversal might make prosecutors cautious of calling different accusers in related circumstances.
Judges mentioned there had been a “process violation” by the prosecution as they overturned the conviction – after a earlier settlement which attorneys described as “unusual”.
Cosby is nonetheless concerned in a lawsuit in LA involving allegations of sexual assault from accuser Judy Huth, who is represented by Gloria Allred.
Huth’s civil courtroom matter in opposition to Cosby was filed in 2014 when she alleged she was sexually abused by the actor on the Playboy mansion in 1974. He has denied all claims of misconduct.
The subsequent listening to within the case is scheduled for September 30.