Bill Cosby‘s lawyer is bent on getting his client an early release as he has continued advocating that he be let out on health grounds.
Andrew V. Wyatt, Cosby’s spokesperson, released a statement to NBC News recently, saying that it could be fatal for the aged comedian to get the coronavirus infection as he wasn’t likely to survive it.
The 82-year-old Bill Cosby has several health issues which increases his susceptibility to the dreaded disease.
Cosby was imprisoned for sexually assaulting a woman named Andrea Constand is currently taking drugs for high blood pressure. He also suffers from glaucoma and quasi-blocked arteries.
The actor had to undergo two surgeries so that his heart can continue functioning.
Wyatt in his statement asked Governor Wolf if Cosby could be let out of jail due to his health status, saying that since the comic icon wasn’t given a life or death sentence, he shouldn’t have to die behind bars.
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For Immediate Release: Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:30pm/CDT EXCLUSIVE — ACTOR & COMEDIAN BILL COSBY WILL NOT SURVIVE COVID-19 WITH HIS UNDERLYING MEDICAL ISSUES…. Philadelphia, PA — Around the Fall of 2019, Actor & Comedian Bill Cosby was forced to have two major surgeries in-order to sustain his life (prevent him from having a stroke and/or heart attack). During a visit to the infirmary at SCI-Phoenix for high blood pressure issues, Mr. Cosby was informed that the carotid arteries on the right and left side of his neck had 90% blockage due to plaque build-up (the carotid arteries are the major blood vessels in the neck that supply blood to the brain, neck and face). Those surgeries were done separately and they were successful. Mr. Cosby now takes medication for high blood pressure and he is 100% blind from glaucoma. We are asking Governor Wolf to amend his executive order and grant Mr. Cosby Compassionate Relief based on his current medical status. President Donald Trump, Governor Andrew Cuomo and his Gubernatorial Peers, along with Medical Expert Dr. Anthony Fauci have all stated, “Covid-19 is deadly to the elderly; Covid-19 is deadly to those that suffer from underlying medical issues; Covid-19 has been deadly to more Blacks and people of color than any other race; and Covid-19 is deadly to those individuals that are in an environment which prevents any form of Social Distancing (Prisons, Schools, Nursing Homes, etc…). Mr. Cosby was not given a life sentence nor a death sentence, so we are requesting that Gov. Wolf use his gubernatorial powers to show compassion to another human being, Bill Cosby. It has been well documented in the media and by the Secretary of Prisons, John Wetzel, that SCI-Phoenix has been badly infected with the Covid-19 virus. #FreeBillCosby #ReleaseVulnerableInmates #CoronaVirus #Covid19
Governor Wolf had allowed some inmates to be taken home for confinement or to different facilities, but had denied Cosby when his lawyer had asked for the same privilege.
Embattled singer R.Kelly had also asked to be let out of jail earlier but had also been denied as he was said to be a flight risk.
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