In news that virtually no one wanted to wrap up 2022 with a disgraced comedian Bill Cosby announced his intention to tour again next year.
The 85-year-old, who was released from federal prison in June 2021 when his sexual assault conviction was overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for violating his due process rights, made his remarks on the radio program from Marion, Ohio WGH talk on Wednesday, December 28th
“Coming out of here, I have a feeling that I’ll be able to perform and be the Bill Cosby that my audience knows me to be,” Cosby told host Scott Spears, according to Variety, who went on to report:
When asked by Spears if 2023 could be a touring year, Cosby replied, “Yes. Yes, because it’s so much fun telling stories that I make. Years ago, maybe 10 years ago, I felt better saying it after I wrote it.”
Cosby’s rep, Andrew Wyatt, confirmed to Variety that the comedian is “considering spring/summer to start touring.”
Coincidentally, Cosby’s announcement that he plans to get back on the road comes just weeks after five women filed a sexual assault lawsuit earlier this month, using a New York state statute that extends the statute of limitations to allow adult accusers civil penalties can assert claims. Of the five, three were through with Cosby The Cosby Show from the late ’80s to the ’90s, and everyone said he offered to “mentorship” them to help them break into the entertainment industry.
Instead, the women say Cosby drugged and assaulted them.
Earlier this year, Cosby was found liable in a civil lawsuit in Santa Monica, California, in which a woman named Judy Huth said he sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975 when she was just 16 years old. As a result, Cosby was ordered to pay Huth $500,000 in damages.
A spokesperson for Cosby has called the new lawsuit “frivolous” and that the five women were part of a “parade of accusers” who had come forward since 2014. The team isn’t quite as confident they can win the suit.
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