Stevie Wonder Sends Message To Cosby & O.J. Offers Warning After Cosby’s Sentencing
Ever since Bill Cosby was sentenced to a Pennsylvania prison, where he will spend the next three to 10 years of his life, many people have been weighing in on the matter. Included in that discussion, are O.J. Simpson and Stevie Wonder, who both had messages for Bill Cosby. The most interesting thing about their words for Cosby, is that their points of view came from two totally different sides of the spectrum.
Stevie’s Praying For Cosby
Stevie Wonder was in the midst of loading his vehicle at LAX airport in Los Angeles, when he was stopped by a cameraman and asked his views on Bill Cosby’s sentence. Like many, Stevie seems conflicted about Cosby. On one hand, the dude is a comedy icon, who was the father figure to America for years; on the other hand, he now has the rep’ of being a convicted sexual predator.
Stevie’s response was a simple one though- he’ll pray for Cosby and also the nation, here’s why:
“I just pray for everybody…but even more, I pray for this nation and it’s leader, just to work it out.”
When asked if he felt that three-10 years in prison was a fair sentence for Cosby (as opposed to the house arrest conviction his legal team was pushing for), Stevie replied:
“I don’t like prisons. I respect the work that he’s done in his career as an artist. He’s inspired a lot of people and I just pray God will give him mercy,” before adding, “Every woman should be protected.”
O.J. Warns Cosby
In another part of town, O.J. Simpson had some sound advice for Cosby and his stay inside of the Pennsylvania prison. Better yet, he actually had a stern warning that Cosby may wanna take heed to, given the actual crime he was convicted of:
O.J.- “Rapists are frowned upon in prison. … I’m sure there will be guys protecting him but they’re gonna have to put him in protective custody… because it takes one nut, ya know?”
“The problem is the nature of the crime… With his health and his age and the nature of the crime, there’s not a warden in this country who wants the responsibility of a Bill Cosby.”
Ultimately, O.J. expressed that he thinks the house arrest option would have been a suffice punishment for the 81-year-old comic legend – based on his age and deteriorating health.
Besides, as a 71-year-old man, who spent 9 years behind bars himself, O.J. is speaking from experience of what life for a senior citizen celebrity is REALLY like. Maybe his words will reach Cosby, who at the moment is being held in an isolated cell at State Correctional Institution Phoenix for his own safety.
In case anyone out there has been sleep for the past few days, on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Cosby was officially sentenced to three 3 to 10 years in the pen’. This came after he was previously found guilty of three counts aggravated indecent assault against accuser, Andrea Constand, stemming from her 2004 accusations.