Bill Cosby is currently behind bars for sexual assault, but it sounds like he’s using his time in the slammer wisely. The 81-year-old is reportedly helping other inmates, or “residents” as he likes to call them, and even prison employees on matters like food, health, and staying out of trouble.
New York Amsterdam News reports that his longtime publicist, Andrew Wyatt — who visited with the comedian over Thanksgiving — said, “Mr. Cosby has regular and in-depth discussions about getting better nutrition for the residents and getting them on natural supplements because the residents and officers have major health problems.” He continued, “Every morning a message comes over telling residents to line up for their insulin shots. These are young — 20, 30, and 40-year-old — men.”
Wyatt added that Cosby is “so concerned with the high obesity rate, not just with the residents, but the officers because they’re having to survive off of the prison food, too.”
Last month, it was revealed that Cosby’s lawyers are hoping to overturn his conviction and sentence — which currently stands at three to 10 years in prison. According to a report by the Associated Press, his lawyers are citing a “string of trial errors” for the reason why they think his punishment is unjust.
In a motion, Cosby’s defense team claimed that Judge Steven O’Neil, who presided over the case, should not have declared him a “sexually violent predator,” and they felt that Cosby’s sentence was too harsh considering the fact that two to three years is standard, and he is currently 81 years old and blind.
But don’t think that the former Cosby Show star is sulking while he awaits his appeal. Wyatt reportedly shut that notion down. That said, his publicist does believe his client is part of the alleged 39 percent of US prisoners who shouldn’t be incarcerated.
“He’s doing great. He knows he shouldn’t be there, but he’s focused,” Wyatt said.
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