Bill Cosby gave his first radio interview after being released from prison, in which he spoke of his joy about his sentence being overturned.
“I have never changed my stance nor my story,” Cosby wrote, alongside a photo of himself holding up his fist, seemingly in a display of triumph. “I have always maintained my innocence.” “Thank you to all my fans, supporters and friends who stood by me through this ordeal,” his message continued. “Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for upholding the rule of law.
Cosby, 83, called his release a victory for people who are “imprisoned wrongfully” as he spoke to Detroit radio host Frankie Darcell on Mix 92.3. “This is for all the people who have been imprisoned wrongfully, regardless of race, color, or creed, because I met them in there — people who talked about what happened and what they did,” he said. “And I know there are many liars out there, but these people can’t get lawyers.”
Cosby was released from prison on Thursday because of a procedural issue dating back to a civil lawsuit in 2005. At the time, Cosby was promised by Bruce Castor, then the Montgomery County District Attorney, that he would not face charges if he testified in a civil lawsuit filed by Andrea Constand, a Temple University employee who accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2004. He was later charged and convicted in a case involving Constand by current Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele.
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