Bill Cosby was denied parole this month in his sex assault case partly due to his failure to complete a prison program for sex offenders.
The 83-year-old comedian and actor was eligible for release on September 25, but after the Pennsylvania Parole Board spoke to him in May 7 via video conference they denied his parole.
A letter that detailed their decision cited Bill Cosby’s failure to develop a parole release plan, failure to complete the therapy, and a “negative recommendation” from the corrections officials.
Officials will be looking to see whether or not Bill has “successfully participated in/successfully completed a treatment program for sex offenders and violence prevention.”
Andrew Wyatt, Cosby’s longtime spokesman said they were not “surprised” the decision after he refused to participate in what he called a “sexually violent predator” course.
Mr. Cosby has vehemently proclaimed his innocence and continues to deny all allegations made against him. Today, Mr. Cosby continues to remain hopeful that the Pennslyvania State Supreme Court will issue an opinion to vacate his conviction or warrant him a new trial.
Andrea Constand, the woman Bill Cosby is convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting, took to Twitter and tweeted: “DENIED.”
DENIED. https://t.co/qu3RopAHuf— Andrea C. she/her/they/them (@ConstandAndrea) May 27, 2021
Source: NY Daily News