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Bill Cosby’s Legal Team Aims To Get Prison Release, Judge Tossed

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Source: Montgomery County Correctional Facility / Montgomery County Correctional Facility

Bill Cosby is currently behind bars to serve 10 years in for aggravated indecent assault, but his legal team is reportedly scrambling to change his fortune. According to reports, Cosby’s team wants the entertainer freed from prison, have the judge who oversaw the case removed, and a new trial for the 2004 case.

Deadline reports:

“The defendant, William H. Cosby, Jr., moves this Court for a new trial in the interest of justice, or at least for reconsideration and modification of the sentence imposed on September 25, 2018,” a defense motion filed in Pennsylvania state court on Oct. 5 and made public this weekend declares.

Found guilty in an April retrial of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, and facing up to 30 years, the much accused Cosby saw the charges collapsed into one with a maximum of a decade in state prison. Formally labeled a sexually violent predator as well by Judge Steven O’Neil at the Sept. 24-25 sentencing hearing in Norristown, PA. the man once known as “America’s Dad” was taken away in cuffs and chains to begin to serve his time.

Denied home arrest or bail Cosby already had an appeal attorney in the courtroom with him and promises of filing a motion on the matter — as he now has.

The outlet adds in its reporting that the legal team has pointed to what they say are errors made by Judge O’Neil in the first mistrial in 2017 and the most recent matter. The team is also questioning the validity of taped evidence by saying it was not authentic. Cosby’s wife, Camille, is also asking for the removal of O’Neil from the case for what they’re citing as misconduct.

Prosecutors in the case will be responding with a filing at an unspecified later date.

Photo: Montgomery County Correctional Facility

Remy Ma On Bill Cosby’s Downfall: “Out Of 60 Women – I Felt Some Of Them Were Lying”

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New York rapper Remy Ma isn’t convinced Bill Cosby is as guilty as the world sees him. The hip-hop veteran recently weighed-in on the fallen TV icon’s prison sentence on a sexual assault crime.

In a new “State of the Culture” broadcast, Remy said she believes some of Cosby’s alleged victims lied about his crimes.

“I’m defending people that have been done wrong, not only by the system and by people that lie, people that go on bandwagons, I’m not saying that every one of them is lying but out of 60 women, when I sat down and listened to them, I felt that some of them were lying. I feel like some of them are not telling the truth.” (State of the Culture)

Recently, vixen Amber Rose explained her decision to remove a Cosby-bashing Instagram post following his prison sentence going public.

Over the past few days, various hip-hop artists have shared different reactions to Cosby’s sentencing.

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So I guess Bill Cosby, isn’t America’s number 1 dad anymore. Is this y’all epitome of a man? How about we haul him away in cuffs! Tarnish that legacy, concept, & positive image. Of a strong family man! In which he projected on television. Out of 60 accusers, they were able to find one case. That wasn’t past the statute of limitations. Just in time, because this case was reopened In 2015. And the alleged incident, happened in 2004. The statute in Pennsylvania is 12 years. 🤔 Take him to PRISON today!!! Never-mind the fact that he was a very productive member of society. Who cares if it’s his first offense. So what this man donated, to numerous charities. Including 20 million to spelman.( The Elite black woman’s college) Forget the fact that he’s a 81 year old, legally blind man. Coincidentally these accusations were made. Right around the time “Cosby” was said to be in the process… of purchasing NBC. #metoomovement Personally I’m not buying this bs. I DO NOT condone rape in any shape, form, or fashion. But I believe he’s not guilty!

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According to reports, a judge handed Cosby his sentence this week for the drugging and sexual assault of Canadian woman Andrea Constand in 2004.

Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill also declared Cosby, 81, a “sexually violent predator” early Tuesday, ensuring that the former Cosby Show star must undergo monthly counselling for the rest of his life and report four times a year to authorities. As a result of the classification, he’ll also have to appear on a sex-offender registry sent to schools, neighbours and victims. The judge denied Cosby’s legal team’s request for bail pending appeal. (ET Canada)

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Amber Rose Reveals Why She Deleted Bill Cosby Post: “I’ll Be Damned If I Let 2 Sexual Predators F**k W/ My Money”

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Vixen Amber Rose is standing behind her recent Bill Cosby-bashing remarks. The hip-hop model has come forward to explain why she deleted her social media post going at the jailed TV icon.

According to Muva Rose, she still has no love for Cosby and said the controversial post went too far by referencing President Donald Trump.

A few days ago, Amber ripped people trying to show sympathy for Cosby.

Over the past few days, various hip-hop artists have shared different reactions to Cosby’s sentencing.

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So I guess Bill Cosby, isn’t America’s number 1 dad anymore. Is this y’all epitome of a man? How about we haul him away in cuffs! Tarnish that legacy, concept, & positive image. Of a strong family man! In which he projected on television. Out of 60 accusers, they were able to find one case. That wasn’t past the statute of limitations. Just in time, because this case was reopened In 2015. And the alleged incident, happened in 2004. The statute in Pennsylvania is 12 years. 🤔 Take him to PRISON today!!! Never-mind the fact that he was a very productive member of society. Who cares if it’s his first offense. So what this man donated, to numerous charities. Including 20 million to spelman.( The Elite black woman’s college) Forget the fact that he’s a 81 year old, legally blind man. Coincidentally these accusations were made. Right around the time “Cosby” was said to be in the process… of purchasing NBC. #metoomovement Personally I’m not buying this bs. I DO NOT condone rape in any shape, form, or fashion. But I believe he’s not guilty!

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According to reports, a judge handed Cosby his sentence this week for the drugging and sexual assault of Canadian woman Andrea Constand in 2004.

Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill also declared Cosby, 81, a “sexually violent predator” early Tuesday, ensuring that the former Cosby Show star must undergo monthly counselling for the rest of his life and report four times a year to authorities. As a result of the classification, he’ll also have to appear on a sex-offender registry sent to schools, neighbours and victims. The judge denied Cosby’s legal team’s request for bail pending appeal. (ET Canada)

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Nick Cannon Asks “Why Bill” In New Video Highlighting Cosby’s Rise & Fall

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Hollywood actor Nick Cannon has some strong words for jailed TV icon Bill Cosby. The hip-hop artist delivered an emotionally-driven new video message to the fallen celebrity days after his prison sentence getting handed out.

Cannon went to Instagram Sunday (September 30) with a must-hear and see clip reflecting on Cosby’s rise and fall.

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Why Bill? Why do we have to question if this is actually real? Why? because Bill was the father figure to niggas who didn’t have values instilled? Why Bill didn’t hold up the bargain of the flawless patriarch that we all loved and revered, weekly we smiled as you kept our souls, households and dreams fullfilled. Warmed our hearts from poverty’s chill Why Bill? Why Bill didn’t just deal with his Queen at home? Why Bill let lust enforce us to distrust and allow him to be dethroned? Why Bill wasn’t a better example for me? Why Bill got me thinking I’m better off not being on TV. Maybe I should just focus on my degree Even though my academic quest to profess and teach could still be breached with a reach of accusations against me? Why Bill couldn’t see, that if he really wanted to lead, it wasn’t about preaching and reprimanding this generation But warning us that regardless of our income and occupation the system will still forsake us Take us, for a joke Make us go broke, Stay in your place nigga And when you brag about the black man being hung. Our arrogance is just a different kind of rope. Because fuck racism, Sexism is the biggest issue known to man kind And Why a kind man like Bill Could find the time to combine pills and lies as an evil cocktail is what my Grandmother asked? She was a fan. Now she’s afraid Afraid of you Afraid for you Afraid what you couldn’t afford to do Defend yourself Why Bill? Why am I so perplexed and confused Why is it so difficult for men to comprehend the differences between abuse her right chose Why Bill? Why Bill Want us to be said for him Like he didn’t have the right to lose. #spokensundays [Link in Bio]

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This week, vixen Amber Rose ripped people trying to show sympathy for Cosby.

Over the past few days, various hip-hop artists have shared different reactions to Cosby’s sentencing.

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So I guess Bill Cosby, isn’t America’s number 1 dad anymore. Is this y’all epitome of a man? How about we haul him away in cuffs! Tarnish that legacy, concept, & positive image. Of a strong family man! In which he projected on television. Out of 60 accusers, they were able to find one case. That wasn’t past the statute of limitations. Just in time, because this case was reopened In 2015. And the alleged incident, happened in 2004. The statute in Pennsylvania is 12 years. 🤔 Take him to PRISON today!!! Never-mind the fact that he was a very productive member of society. Who cares if it’s his first offense. So what this man donated, to numerous charities. Including 20 million to spelman.( The Elite black woman’s college) Forget the fact that he’s a 81 year old, legally blind man. Coincidentally these accusations were made. Right around the time “Cosby” was said to be in the process… of purchasing NBC. #metoomovement Personally I’m not buying this bs. I DO NOT condone rape in any shape, form, or fashion. But I believe he’s not guilty!

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According to reports, a judge handed Cosby his sentence this week for the drugging and sexual assault of Canadian woman Andrea Constand in 2004.

Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill also declared Cosby, 81, a “sexually violent predator” early Tuesday, ensuring that the former Cosby Show star must undergo monthly counselling for the rest of his life and report four times a year to authorities. As a result of the classification, he’ll also have to appear on a sex-offender registry sent to schools, neighbours and victims. The judge denied Cosby’s legal team’s request for bail pending appeal. (ET Canada)

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Bill Cosby’s First Days In Prison Will Basically Be In Solitary Confinement

Bill Cosby is used to people being around him.

For most of his life, he has been a mega star. Because of the incomprehensible strides he made for Black people in entertainment during the 60’s and 70’s, he has meant a lot to folk. We loved him. We still love him (even as we deplore his actions). He was America’s dad. And Bill Cosby was not America’s dad because white people said he was, he earned that spot in our cultural hearts by representing an ideal of prosperity, accountability and family life that we have always wanted to be associated with this country. Great job. Great wife. Great education. Great kids. His TV life seemed to be a projection of his personal life. That is what he wanted us to see and that is want we saw.

However, over the last few years, we have been privy to see this dirty and ugly side of Dr. Cosby. Bill was not Cliff. Bill (we have come to know) is… still can’t seem to bring myself to say it… a predator. A sinister abuser that used his celebrity and access to drug and rape women. And it was just that that he was convicted for.

Earlier this week, Dr. Cosby was sentenced to three to five years in prison for drugging and molesting a woman. Almost 14 years after he gave Andrea Constand pills, the 81-year-old was found guilty by a jury of his peers last April for sexually violating the former Temple University employee, in his Philadelphia home in 2004. He was also convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

Immediately after being convicted, he was whisked off to the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution Phoenix. He has a mug shot. He has a prison uniform and boots, and his inmate number NN7687. The fallen hero, who used to have words about the Hip-Hop community looking and acting like criminals, will have a hard time adjusting to the stripped down cageyness of prison. Most of all, he will struggle with the next couple of weeks of solitude.

Cosby has to complete the standard battery of psychological and medical exams for new inmates and sex offenders.  For up to at max 10 days, he will be engaged in a process called “classification.”  According to officials, Inmate Cosby’s celebrity and his various health challenges may extend this process longer than the average inmate. Until he is “classified,” he will not be able to have visitation from his family members, take classes or get a job or enjoy some of the other things that will make the life there bearable. As of right now, during this time, he has no roommate.

According to MSN, administrators decided out of caution to isolate him from general population for the time being. Inmate Cosby eats all his meals by himself (though they offered him some, he did not eat the jello that they had on the menu), spends his yard time by himself and even comes out the door of his cell for count, by himself. What a mighty fall for someone that has been in the limelight for over half a century!

His family is understandably upset. Not only are they dealing with their patriarch’s incarceration, no one knew that they would be locking him up so swiftly.

Cosby’s publicist told the New York Times that “no one disclosed to us that they were taking him to that facility.”  In an act to preserve some of his dignity and for the safety of the old and almost blind man, his lawyers worked to convince a judge that keeping him on house arrest instead of jail while he appeals his sentence is the best option. But that request was rejected. Though the team wants to also get him in a “Florida” jail (a slang name made popular in the current season of Orange Is The New Black for jail for seniors), there are no plans for his transfer.

 

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Bill Cosby Sued by Ex Attorneys Over Legal Fees

Bill Cosby Mugshot

Source: Montgomery County Correctional Facility / Montgomery County Correctional Facility

Bill Cosby is steady racking up the L’s. The currently imprisoned sexual offender is also getting sued by his former attorneys over legal fees. 

Page Six reports that Schnader Harrison Segal and Lewis, a Philadelphia-based law firm, claims that Cosby owes them more than $280,000.

Although one of the firm’s partners, Sam Silver, worked for Cosby for a year in his civil and criminal cases, the 81-year-old has refused to cough up the dough. Reportedly, the firm first served the fallen comedian earlier this month seeking $50,000.

Schnader Harrison Segal and Lewis is seeking $282,948 plus interest and late fees per its filing in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.

As for Cosby, he’s currently living in a cell in Pennsylvania’s State Correctional Institution at Phoenix in Collegeville, PA, which is about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

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Mama Jones Says Amber Rose is Wrong for Comments About Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby’s sentencing has the public divided. Many people are feeling remorseful for the disgraced comedian mainly because of his health and old age. Meanwhile, others like Amber Rose feels like Justice was served.

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Mannn fuck the fact that he’s old and fuck the fact that he was on TV 😒 He is a sexual predator! ( I hope they get their day as well) So y’all are going to sit here and tell me that all of these women are lying? 🙄 FOH!!! If Bill Cosby raped and drugged any of you Women/ Men that I’ve been seeing on the Internet standing up for this RAPIST or your mamas you would be scared to say something too Because you would assume that no one would believe you. Shit, I would actually be scared to say something because his entire life he has been put in such a positive light. That’s why he got away with it for so long! We should be praising these women for showing us exactly who he is. Justice is finally served! Shame the rapist not the Survivors. Byeeee 💀

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Mama Jones, Jim Jones’ mother, went on Instagram live to weigh in on the controversial topic.

While she agrees that Cosby deserves the be punished for his wrongdoing, she disagrees with Amber’s harsh stance. “What about all the other ones that’s wrong?” Mama Jones rhetorically asked. She began naming other public figures who have been accused of sexual misconduct like Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein, and Bill O’Reily, who are all white men that haven’t dealt with the same repruccusions Cosby faced.

“When you mention him, mention everybody else. Don’t just put everything on Bill like he’s the only one in the world.”

Watch the full video below:

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‘FREE BILL COSBY’: Battle Rapper Loaded Lux Fires off On ‘Racist’ Justice System

Legendary Battle Rapper Loaded Lux took to Instagram Wednesday morning to take shots at the justice system that incarcerated “America’s Dad” Bill Cosby after a second trial found the actor/comedian guilty of the 2004 sexual assault of Andrea Constand.

“Yo FREE BILL COSBY!! Yea I said it! Foh, racist ass justice system , Country etc.” Lux said on the social media site. “These are their New Age lynchings! Character assassinations in the public.. Gon release the young Man Mugshot like that.. Punk ass moves don’t make us discouraged, We inspired!! You know We [see] you right⁉dumbasses , When suckas show you who they are.. BELIEVE them..”

The 81-year-old Cosby was sentenced on Tuesday to serve 3 to 10 years in prison for the sexual assault although prosecutors pushed for a longer sentence while the defense sought house arrest due to Cosby’s legal blindness and failing health.

Cosby is expected to appeal the conviction, but his appeal will come while he sits in jail as the judge denied the Fat Albert creator bail.

Cosby’s spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt, seems to be in line with Loaded Lux. Wyatt claims that the trial was the “most racist and sexist” trial in the country’s history. Cosby’s team also defended the convicted public figure using biblical references.

“They persecuted Jesus, and look what happened,” Wyatt told reporters. “Not saying Mr. Cosby is Jesus, but we know what this country has done to black men for centuries.”

Should Cosby not win his appeal, the actor will serve a minimum of 3 years in prison before he is eligible for parole. Cosby will also be a registered sexually violent offender upon being released.

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Funk Flex, TDE’s Punch, Papoose, Snoop Dogg & JR Smith Have Very Different Bill Cosby Prison Sentence Reactions

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The hip-hop community has come forward with vast reactions to TV icon Bill Cosby heading to prison. Over the last 24 hours celebs have shared their opinions on the Hollywood mogul receiving a three to ten-year sentence for sexual assault.

Since last night, everyone from Hot 97’s Funk Flex and Snoop Dogg to Top Dawg Entertainment boss Punch and NBA star JR Smith have weighed-in on Cosby.

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So I guess Bill Cosby, isn’t America’s number 1 dad anymore. Is this y’all epitome of a man? How about we haul him away in cuffs! Tarnish that legacy, concept, & positive image. Of a strong family man! In which he projected on television. Out of 60 accusers, they were able to find one case. That wasn’t past the statute of limitations. Just in time, because this case was reopened In 2015. And the alleged incident, happened in 2004. The statute in Pennsylvania is 12 years. 🤔 Take him to PRISON today!!! Never-mind the fact that he was a very productive member of society. Who cares if it’s his first offense. So what this man donated, to numerous charities. Including 20 million to spelman.( The Elite black woman’s college) Forget the fact that he’s a 81 year old, legally blind man. Coincidentally these accusations were made. Right around the time “Cosby” was said to be in the process… of purchasing NBC. #metoomovement Personally I’m not buying this bs. I DO NOT condone rape in any shape, form, or fashion. But I believe he’s not guilty!

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Yesterday, Def Jam’s 2 Chainz reacted to Cosby receiving hard time.

According to reports, a judge handed Cosby his sentence this afternoon for the drugging and sexual assault of Canadian woman Andrea Constand in 2004.

Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill also declared Cosby, 81, a “sexually violent predator” early Tuesday, ensuring that the former Cosby Show star must undergo monthly counselling for the rest of his life and report four times a year to authorities. As a result of the classification, he’ll also have to appear on a sex-offender registry sent to schools, neighbours and victims. The judge denied Cosby’s legal team’s request for bail pending appeal. (ET Canada)

Cosby is expected to be immediately placed in a cell following his court appearance.

The sentence means that Cosby, once known as “America’s Dad,” will spend at least three years behind bars and then will become eligible for supervised release, although that’s not guaranteed. According to journalist Bobby Allyn who was in the courtroom, the judge will not grant bail and the comedian is expected to be taken away to a cell shortly. (Yahoo! Entertainment)

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Bill Cosby’s Mugshot Is Pure Struggle, 1st Meal Behind Bars Allegedly Was Pudding

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Source: Montgomery County Correctional Facility / Montgomery County Correctional Facility

Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars on Tuesday (Sept. 25) after his aggravated indecent assault case in Pennsylvania didn’t go his way. Along with a struggle mugshot showing the entertainer looking lost in the sauce, allegedly a Petty Paul made sure his first meal behind bars was pudding.

The Blast reports:

Officials at Montgomery County Jail in Pennsylvania tell The Blast Cosby will be well fed for his first night in the slammer, including a chicken patty with gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and an iced tea juice packet. On top of all that, we’re told he will be getting VANILLA PUDDING!

It’s unclear if the pudding will actually be Jell-O, but convicted sex offenders can’t be choosers.

As for what Cosby will be facing over the next few days until he’s transferred to a permanent facility to serve out his sentence, we’re told he will be first searched and offered a shower before changing into prison attire and issued his jail swag.

Like other prisoners, Cosby will get the standard issue prison housekeeping items such as a blanket, sheets, washcloth, towel, and a hygiene kit.

Photo: Montgomery County Correctional Facility