Disgraced former TV dad Bill Cosby has been under house arrest after a jury found him guilty of three counts of indecent aggravated assault back in April, and now it looks like the 81-year-old’s health is starting to fail. Radar Online is reporting that doctors have given Cosby a “chilling death diagnosis,” and he is preparing for the end by rewriting his will and planning a grand funeral. Insiders say that Cosby is cutting “traitors” out of his will, selling off family heirlooms, and inviting various celebrities to a $250,000 farewell party. “Doctors are telling the family now is a good time for him to ‘get his affairs in order,’ which is code for ‘prepare to die!’ claims a source. As soon as the four zeros went up – my memory went to a black and white photo of Steve Van Buren running with the football in the snow. Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles for winning SuperBowl LII #EaglesSuperBowlChamps #PhiladelphiaEagles #RIPSteveVanBurenpic. twitter.com/OCIzIk5kcW— Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) February 5, 2018 The insider adds that Cosby’s health has deteriorated since over 60 women accused him of drugging and sexually attacking them over multiple decades. They say that he is suffering from hemiplegic migraines, which is a rare condition that causes confusion, speech difficulties, vision problems, and temporary paralysis. Cosby’s wife of 64 years, Camille, went to the couple’s Massachusetts farm after her husband’s conviction, and the source says that since she “ditched him,” Cosby is getting revenge by selling family heirlooms. Ahead of his September 25th sentencing, the comic has fired his legal team, including Tom Mesereau, the attorney who got Michael Jackson cleared of child molestation charges. Insiders say that Cosby believes they let him down and he is angry. He has recently hired a new attorney – Joseph P. Green Jr. A jury found Cosby guilty of drugging and molesting Temple University employee Andrea Constand back in 2004, and his conviction and impending sentencing have reportedly sent him into a tailspin. Famous women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred says that Cosby’s change in lawyers looks to be an “act of desperation. ”The Cosby Show star is also planning to spend $250,000 for his July 12th birthday party, which will also be a final farewell. According to sources, he has invited Christopher Darden, the prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder case, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Phylicia Rashad, Whoopi Goldberg, Waka Flocka, and CeeLo Green. However, none of them have RSVP’d. Bill Cosby hangs out at DeMarco’s Hair Artistry (Barbershop) on yesterday with friends, fans and supporters. #DeMarcosHairArtistry #RisingSunAvenue #BugsyBlades #Philadelphia #GoEaglespic. twitter.com/1FPUWcDWpS— Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) January 21, 2018 Mesereau says that Cosby’s conviction was a “travesty of justice,” and it is the result of the #MeToo movement. His former client is facing up to ten years in jail on each count at his September sentencing, but he is currently out on bail. The lawyer also says that he believes Cosby’s trial was biased, and he has never seen anything like it in his career. He explained that the #MeToo movement started as something desirable – to stop sexual harassment, discrimination, and abuse against women. But while he commends those principles, Mesereau says that the movement has “gotten so powerful that judges are running scared. ”Mesereau hopes that the court will reverse Bill Cosby’s convictions on appeal, and he also hopes that the comic “doesn’t spend one minute in jail because he doesn’t deserve to.”
The Cosby Show star, 80, was found guilty on three charges of aggravated indecent assault
Vicki NewmanSenior Celebrity Reporter
Bill Cosby’s wife Camille breaks silence after he’s guilty of sexual assault (Image: Getty)
Bill Cosby ‘s wife has broken her silence with a lengthy statement following his conviction for sexual assault.
Camille Cosby criticised the media for “demonising” her husband throughout his trial and claimed her husband is innocent.
Cosby, 80, was found guilty of sexual assault in a retrial and could face up to 30 years in prison after the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.
A jury outside Philadelphia convicted the Cosby Show star of three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
Camille released an official statement, saying: ““We the people” are the first three words of our nation’s Constitution, but who were those people in 1787? Dr. Howard Zinn, the renowned, honest historian, states in his best-selling book, A People’s History of the United States: “The majority of the 55 men who framed the Constitution were men of wealth in land, slaves, manufacturing or shipping.” Clearly, most people were not included in that original draft of the Constitution; no women, Native Americans, poor white men; and, absolutely, no enslaved Africans.
“What have the masses of people done who are treated as outcasts by “we the people”? They, through the purity of the unceasing human spirit, forced 27 amendments to the Constitution that have guaranteed fundamental rights to all people…finally doing what the framers should have done in 1787.
“Now enters an American citizen, Bill Cosby. The overall media, with their frenzied, relentless demonization of him and unquestioning acceptance of accusers’ allegations without any attendant proof, have superseded the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, which guarantee due process and equal protection, and thereby eliminated the possibility of a fair trial and unbiased jury. Bill Cosby was labelled as guilty because the media and accusers said so… period. And the media ensured the dissemination of that propaganda by establishing barricades preventing the dissemination of the truth in violation of the protections of the First Amendment. Are the media now the people’s judges and juries?
“Since when are all accusers truthful? History disproves that…for example, Emmett Till’s accuser immediately comes to mind. In 1955, she testified before a jury of white men in a Mississippi courtroom that a 14-year-old African American boy had sexually assaulted her, only to later admit several decades later in 2008 that her testimony was false. A more recent example
is the case of Darryl Hunt, an African American who in 1984 was wrongfully convicted for the rape and murder of a white woman, only to have DNA evidence establish in 1994 that he did not commit the crime. Nonetheless he was held in prison until 2004, serving almost twenty years behind bars, until the true rapist confessed to the crimes. These are just two of many tragic instances of our justice system utterly and routinely failing to protect African Americans falsely accused in so-called courts of law and the entirely unfair court of public opinion.
“In the case of Bill Cosby, unproven accusations evolved into lynch mobs, who publicly and privately coerced cancellations of Bill Cosby’s scheduled performances; syndications of “The Cosby Show”; rescissions of honorary degrees and a vindictive attempt to close an exhibition of our collection of African American art in the Smithsonian Museum of African Art. Although the Smithsonian’s hierarchy did not capitulate, a disclaimer was posted on the exterior of that Museum. And all of that occurred before the trial even started.
“The worst injustices, however, have been carried out in the Pennsylvania Montgomery County Courthouse. Three criminal charges, promised during an unethical campaign for the district attorney’s office, were filed against my husband…all based on what I believe to be a falsified account by the newly elected district attorney’s key witness. I firmly believe her recent testimony during trial was perjured; as was shown at trial, it was unsupported by any evidence and riddled with innumerable, dishonest contradictions. Moreover, Bill Cosby’s defense team introduced the testimony of a witness who confirmed that the district attorney’s witness admitted that she had not been sexually assaulted, but that she could say she was and get money … which is exactly what she did.
“I am publicly asking for a criminal investigation of that district attorney and his cohorts. This is a homogeneous group of exploitive and corrupt people, whose primary purpose is to advance themselves professionally and economically at the expense of Mr. Cosby’s life. If they can do this to Mr. Cosby, they can do so to anyone.
“How much longer will we, the majority of the people, tolerate judicial, executive, legislative, media and corporate abuses of power? We, the majority of the people, must make America what it has declared itself to be….a democracy…not to be destroyed by vicious, lying, self-absorbed paradigms of evilness.
“Once again, an innocent person has been found guilty based on an unthinking, unquestioning, unconstitutional frenzy propagated by the media and allowed to play out in a supposed court of law. This is mob justice, not real justice. This tragedy must be undone not just for Bill Cosby, but for the country.
“I wish to thank the witnesses who courageously came forward at trial to testify as to the truth, as well as those witnesses who would have done so but for the judge preventing them from testifying. Someday the truth will prevail, it always does.”
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His attorneys might still be squawking about innocence and appeals, but Bill Cosby is mentally preparing himself for prison.
“This is what they wanted,” the comedian once revered as “America’s Dad” told Page Six after a Pennsylvania jury found him guilty Thursday of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand.
When he arrived at his suburban Philadelphia home after court, he was greeted at the door by another “victim” — his wife and most loyal supporter, Camille. She gave him a hug and a kiss, said a source who was present.
Throughout the trial, the 80-year-old Cosby repeatedly talked to Page Six about “that place.” He meant a prison cell, which might become his home for the rest of his life beginning this summer, when a judge could sentence him to a maximum of 30 years.
“When they send me to that place, I want you to be there to tell my story because it seems no one is listening, no one wants the real story,” Cosby said.
During his first trial a year ago, he also spoke to Page Six, with the agreement that nothing could be shared publicly during the legal proceeding. But at the recently concluded retrial, his public demeanor turned bitter and coarse. He could be heard using hard language: “Damn you! F–k this! Bulls–t.”
He often ground his teeth, bit his lip and clenched his fist, as the parade of female accusers told their stories of being drugged and sexually assaulted.
After the verdict was read Thursday and Judge Steven O’Neill chastised District Attorney Kevin Steele for his continued objection to allowing Cosby to remain free on bail, Cosby erupted.
“He doesn’t have a plane, you a- -hole. I’m sick of this,” Cosby screamed at Steele.
The prosecutor had said Cosby had a private plane and could escape custody.
“When there was talk of a plea bargain, I said no,” Cosby told Page Six last year. “I just refused to plead guilty to something that just didn’t happen. It didn’t happen, and Andrea knows that, and I think [prosecutors] know that.”
The deal offered in 2017 would have required Cosby to serve under house arrest, register as a sex offender and be on probation for an undisclosed period.
“Why take a deal?” he said. “Not when they want me to say that I’m a sex offender. I didn’t do what they said I did.
“But, you know, I think back to the time when Camille and I went to visit Nelson Mandela in South Africa. He was a free man, but I remember when we met him at Robben Island where he had been in a prison for all of those years. I sat in that cell where he lived, and I saw how he lived . . . what he had to eat to live and what he went through.
“So, if they send me to that place, then that’s what they will do, and I will have to go there.”
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