Incarcerated American comedian and actor Bill Cosby was hoping to get early release due to the COVID-19 pandemic but was denied.
The new development comes after Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf released various inmates. This will however not be the case for Bill Cosby.
Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office spokesperson, Kate Delano, said:
“Mr. Cosby is not eligible for release under Governor Wolf’s order since he was convicted of a violent offense (aggravated indecent assault) and was deemed a sexually violent predator.
So, for both of those reasons, he would not be eligible to be released.”
It was also revealed that Cosby’s publicist said that the news came as a shock to their team because according to leaked information, the actor was going to be let out due to his age and blindness.
Cosby’s publicist, Andrew Wyatt, said:
“For them to say Mr. Cosby doesn’t meet the criteria is ludicrous, ridiculous and absurd.
Criteria across this country was thrown out of the window, especially when COVID-19 was labelled a pandemic.”
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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh ___ #TSRExclusiveDetails: Although #BillCosby’s team had held out hope for an early release following Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s order to release some convicts, officials made it clear that it wasn’t going to happen for Bill. ___ “Mr. Cosby is not eligible for release under Gov. Wolf’s order since he was convicted of a violent offense (aggravated indecent assault) and was deemed a Sexually Violent Predator,” Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office spokesperson, Kate Delano said Thursday as some inmates began being released, according to @Deadline. “So for both of those reasons, he would not be eligible to be released.” ___ Well, Bill Cosby’s publicist tells The Shade Room the news came as a shock to Bill’s team because sources very close to Governor Wolf gave them solid information that the governor felt Bill should be released and remanded to house arrest due to his age (82) and his underlying medical condition (blindness). ___ “For them to say, ‘Mr. Cosby doesn’t meet the criteria’ is ludicrous, ridiculous and absurd — (criteria) across this country was thrown out of the window, especially when Covid-19 was labeled a pandemic,” said Andrew Wyatt, Bill Cosby’s publicist. “The overall actions of the State of Pennsylvania down to the Montgomery County District Attorneys Office, show that their actions are merely political, personal and racist. Mr. Cosby wasn’t given-read more at TheShadeRoom.com. (?: @gettyimages)
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