Bill Cosby’s prison release a ‘beautiful day’ for women, rep says
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Bill Cosby defiantly proclaims innocence after being sprung from prison
Bill Cosby celebrated his newfound freedom Wednesday with a massive feast — and now looks forward to “telling his story” on stages across the country, his publicist told The Post.
The 83-year-old disgraced comedian learned about the stunning Pennsylvania high-court ruling overturning his sexual assault conviction from other inmates in his prison, Andrew Wyatt, one of his reps, said in an interview.
“He’s excited… He told me, ‘Andrew, my heart is racing,’ ” Wyatt said.
“He said, ‘I just heard the inmates knocking on the walls and the cell and said ‘Bill, you’re free Bill! You’re free, Bill!’ He said, ‘I didn’t know what was going on.’ ”
Speaking outside of Cosby’s suburban Philadelphia mansion, Wyatt claimed his client had been fielding congratulatory calls from the likes of actors Terrence Howard and Faizon Love.
After serving nearly three years of a three- to 10-year sentence for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, Cosby planned to dine on salmon, collard greens and a pizza with fresh basil and mozzarella, his spokesman said.
“He wants to have a crunchy pizza and just the taste of it,” Wyatt said.
The former “Cosby Show” star — who once admitted that he used to offer quaaludes, a powerful sedative, to women he wanted to have sex with — also wants to “enjoy this taste of freedom.”
Wyatt said that Cosby planned to “immediately” go back to performing on the road.
“He will get back on the stage, on many stages across this country, and he will be telling his story,” his rep said.
“You will see a documentary coming out soon. You will see a book coming out soon. There’s a lot of great projects that’s gonna be coming out soon.”
Cosby was sprung from state prison in suburban Montgomery County earlier on Wednesday, and was uncharacteristically mum during a short press conference outside his home.
He later defiantly proclaimed his “innocence” in a tweet, with a photo of himself raising his right hand in a fist.
“I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence,” the tweet read. “Thank you to all my fans, supporters and friends who stood by me through this ordeal. Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for upholding the rules of law.”
Pennsylvania’s high court found that Cosby should never have been prosecuted in the Constand case because he was promised by a former Montgomery County district attorney that he wouldn’t be charged, despite there being no evidence that the deal was put in writing.
In a statement, Constand and her lawyers called the ruling “disappointing” and expressed fear that it could discourage victims of sexual assault from coming forward.
At trial, five women were allowed to testify that Cosby had drugged and molested them, though he was not charged in their accusations.
Dozens more women also have stepped forward over the years alleging sexual misconduct, including rape, at the hands of the former beloved TV star.
Still, Cosby’s rep claimed the comic had obtained “vindication” with the court’s decision.
“It’s a beautiful day, not just for Bill Cosby, because this is about all Americans, making sure that they get justice,” Wyatt said.
“This is all God’s work.”
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