Bill Cosby’s spokesman compared the disgraced comedian’s sexual assault conviction to the police killings of black people across America in a bizarre new video about his upcoming hearing.
Andrew Wyatt appears in a brief video posted on Cosby’s social media accounts Friday, in which he begins by saying “These aren’t normal times.”
“In this 21st century, we have witnessed the senseless murders of black men and women at the hands of a few bad law enforcement officers — but not all. We have witnessed the unjust conviction and incarceration of a true American treasure and citizen, actor-comedian Bill Cosby, and we are witnessing a pandemic unlike anything we have seen in our lifetime.”
Wyatt then goes on to ask followers to tune into a virtual hearing in Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday, when Cosby’s lawyers will make oral arguments in the appeal of his 2018 conviction.
“On behalf of myself, and Mr. and Mrs. Cosby, we thank you for your love and support and may the most high God continue to keep you and your family safe during these difficult times,” Wyatt said.
The fallen funnyman is serving a three- to 10-year sentence for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004.
Camille, Cosby’s wife of 56 years, has railed against her husband’s case, even accusing the judge of racism.
Cosby’s social media accounts have been regularly updated as he cools his heels behind bars and his team fights for his exoneration.
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