Bill Cosby publicist Andrew Wyatt, comedian wants “millions and millions” in compensation
Bill Cosby said he believed he was entitled to “millions and millions of dollars” for the more than two years he spent in prison.
A representative for Cosby did not specify how much specifically the 84-year-old man is expected to receive or where the funds are expected to come from.
‘Mr. Cosby was given an unwanted two-year and ten-month vacation that he never requested. His constitutional rights were taken away, his due process was taken away, ” Cosby representative Andrew Wyatt told NewsNation Now,
“He owes millions and millions of dollars. As Mr. Cosby told me today, “I think this District Attorney and Judge Steven O’Neill and Kevin Steele (Montgomery County District Attorney) should resign with immediate effect.” ‘
Bill Cosby’s publicist, pictured with his publicist Andrew Wyatt, right, said he would seek compensation for his jail time
Bill Cosby is pictured handcuffed at Montgomery County Jail in Pennsylvania in September 2018 following his three to ten year sentence
Cosby served more than two years of a three- to ten-year sentence in a Philadelphia-area state prison, but he vowed to serve the ten years rather than acknowledge his remorse when he met in 2004 with his victim and his accuser Andrea Constand.
Cosby was convicted of drugging and assaulting Constand at his home.
He was charged in late 2015 when a prosecutor unveiled new evidence.
“We’re looking at what recourse, what legal recourse we can take against the state of Pennsylvania,” Wyatt told the Domenick Nati Show last week. “We’re looking at all legal angles for these things right now.”
‘He owes money. That’s a lot of money owed. Our lawyers are filling out the paperwork now. We owe him a lot of money, ”added Wyatt.
Bill Cosby stands next to spokesperson Andrew Wyatt and lawyer Jennifer Bonjean outside Cosby’s home after Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned his conviction on June 30
In February, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat, offered to pay anyone wrongly convicted $ 50,000 for each year spent in prison.
Previously, Pennsylvania did not provide compensation for former wrongfully convicted inmates.
Cosby’s release came after his team struck a deal with former prosecutor Bruce Castor not to pursue criminal charges.
However, the deal was only a verbal agreement, according to the Washington Post.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said the testimony marred the trial, even though a lower appeals court found it appropriate to show a characteristic pattern of drugs and assault on women.
Prosecutors have not said whether they will appeal or seek trial Cosby for the third time.
Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show the actor sitting on his bed in his prison uniform
Earlier this week, the The lead prosecutor in Cosby’s sexual assault case said he believed the Pennsylvania Supreme Court had overstepped its power in overturning the comedian’s conviction.
Chief Justice Max Baer accused prosecutors of “bait and a bad switch” by arresting Cosby in 2015 despite what he called the certain existence of a 2005 no-prosecution agreement.
“There was no controversy that the deal was done. He’s been commemorated in emails, he’s been commemorated in press conferences, ”Baer told WHTM-TV in Harrisburg.
However, the existence of the deal was hotly debated, both before and after the two criminal trials that ended in Cosby’s conviction in 2018. And it was only mentioned in writing in 2015.
The ex-prosecutor who said he made the pledge in 2005 waited until the case was reopened a decade later to speak to the victim or anyone in his office, according to their testimony. By that time, the defense attorney to whom Castor said he had made the promise was deceased.
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said earlier this week he was reviewing the Supreme Court ruling to see if he could challenge it.
He believes the state’s high court re-examined the facts of the case, which he called the job of the trial judge. Courts of appeal are responsible for reviewing court decisions.
Bill Cosby gestures outside his home in Elkins Park, Pa. After being released from jail in June