Bill Cosby ‘Freedom came sooner than he expected.
According to ABC News On Wednesday, June 30, the veteran actor and comedian left Phoenix State Correctional Facility in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. this afternoon just hours after the state Supreme Court’s overturned his conviction for sexual assault in 2018.
The 83-year-old artist was released after serving nearly three years of a three to 10-year sentence after being convicted of drugs and sexual assault Temple University athletic administrator Andrea Constand at his home in suburban Philadelphia in 2004.
In the ruling, the state Supreme Court said the prosecution against Cosby should never have taken place since the comedian struck a deal with former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor, who agreed not to not to prosecute. Bill Cosby if the actor has given a deposition in a civil case filed against him by Constand. During this deposition, Cosby made incriminating statements that Castor’s successor Kevin R. Steele used to indict Cosby in 2015.
The state Supreme Court has said Cosby cannot be retried on the same charges.
Upon hearing the news that Cosby would be released from prison, several rappers took to social media to express their thoughts on the comedian’s newfound freedom.
50 cents shared on her Instagram page a vintage print ad of Cosby holding a pop Jello pudding. In the caption of the now-deleted IG post, Fif wrote: “My son Bill beat this case, these hoes are stumbling. LOL, watch FOR LIFE on IMDb Tv now!”
On Twitter, Freddie gibbs was surprised to read Cosby’s release. “D’Fuck,” he tweeted with a link to a report regarding Cosby’s overturned conviction. He then added: “R. Kelly is definitely calling Bill Cosby’s attorneys right now.”
“YALL DON’T JOIN THE BILL COSBY TEAM NOW, YALL WOULD KNOW ME AT THE FIRST #fakeassworld #billfree THEM HOES LYIN #facts,” he tweeted.
Then, on Instagram today, Boosie said: “[I] I just heard the news, Bill Cosby is free. Welcome home, Bill boy, of Boosie BadAzz. What the fuck do you mean, man? God don’t sleep. Yes. Corona here, you still don’t want to let the man out of jail. God don’t sleep, man. Free Bill Cosby, man. I bet, man. Free bill, man. I told you.”
Shortly after Bill Cosby’s release, his lawyer, Jennifer Bonjean, told reporters: “He served three years of an unfair sentence. He did it with dignity, director and he was a mentor to the other inmates. time. The weather did not.
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