Bill Cosby’s legal team is reportedly exploring a countersuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for what they believe was a “wrongful incarceration” after Cosby served two years of a three- to-10-year sentence for sexual assault.
“We are looking at all legal angles for those things right now,” Cosby’s spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt said Friday during an appearance on “The Domenick Nati Show” when the topic was raised of potential state compensation for the disgraced comic. Previously, Pennsylvania did not offer compensation to former inmates who were wrongfully convicted. Wyatt called the probe into Cosby “the greatest Ocean’s Eleven extortion scheme led by Gloria Allred and Lisa Bloom” and said he believes the case was “about money.”
“I think her and her daughter have an axe to grind against black men,” Wyatt added, going on to name several high profile sexual misconduct claims against black celebrities the two attorneys had participated in. Allred told Fox News that “any allegation of extortion is defamatory, and appears to be an attempt by Mr. Cosby’s representative to deflect attention away from the allegations by more than 60 women who have accused Mr. Cosby of victimizing them.” Instead, on the day of his release, Bill Cosby just wanted to be in his own home, on his own sofa and eating a slice of his favorite pizza.
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