Bill Cosby Responds To Divorce Claims About Wife & Fires Entire Legal Team
Bill Cosby apparently has it on his mind these days. The 80 year old disgraced comedy icon, is clearing house as far as his legal team is concerned…and clearing up rumors in regards to his marriage.
As we all could imagine, after Cosby was convicted on three counts of sexual aggravated assault weeks ago, his camp is probably under a lotta stress at this time. So much so, that news previously surfaced that his wife, Camille, was about to divorce him and his legal team has been kicked to the curb. Here’s what Cosby’s rep had to say about these allegations though.
Cosby’s Rep Addresses Divorce Claim
When it comes to Cosby’s wife of 54 years, Camille Cosby (74), ain’t nobody signing on that divorce decree’s dotted line, according to Cosby’s publicist, Andrew Wyatt. Here’s what People Magazine reported:
Andrew Wyatt tells PEOPLE that the Radar Online report that the two are headed for a split — and that Camille has moved out of the Philadelphia home where the convicted comedian remains on house arrest — is a “ridiculous story from an egregious publication.”
“The accusations they have made in their tabloid are absolutely false,” says Wyatt. “Mrs. and Mr. Cosby are not getting divorced and she’s with him in the Philadelphia home as we speak. No issues in the marriage, no issues with the children,” continues Wyatt. “These children are grown women in their 40s and 50s. These are not kids. These are not little kids running away from their father. It’s amazing how people can make things up,” adds Wyatt, who says Radar Online never reached out to him for comment ahead of publishing its story Wednesday.
Fires His Legal Team & Michael Jackson’s Attorney
When it comes to Cosby’s legal team that was lead by Michael Jackson’s former trial attorney, Tom Mesereau, the “Fat Albert” creator was a little less tolerant than his wife has been with him. After losing his retrial to sex assault accuser, Andrea Constand, Cosby has now fired his entire legal team. According to NYTimes, Cosby’s publicist, Wyatt, has confirmed this via email:
“The entire defense team has been replaced,” [Andrew Wyatt] wrote without elaborating. Mr. Wyatt said Mr. Cosby’s new lawyer is Joseph P. Green, who is based in West Chester, Pa., and whose practice includes criminal defense and personal injury cases.
Mr. Mesereau declined to explain why he is no longer representing Mr. Cosby, saying only: “I wish Mr. Cosby, his family and his new legal team all the best.”
Cosby is out on bail, currently awaiting sentencing, which could result in up to 30 years in prison. His sentencing hearing will take place in September 2018. Word on the Old School curb is that Cosby’s new attorney will reportedly appeal the conviction, which can only take place after an official sentence has been handed down.
Cosby was convicted, in a retrial, for reportedly sexually assaulting former Temple University coach Andrea Constand. Their 2017 trial resulted in a hung jury, with several jurors later speaking out, stating there were too many inconsistencies in Constand’s testimony. However, during the 2018 retrial, the new jurors found enough reasons to convict Cosby, whom Constandt claims drugged and sexually assaulted her back in the day.