The spokesman for disgraced comedian and actor Bill Cosby compared the convicted serial rapist to Jesus Christ moments after his client was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison Tuesday.
Standing outside the courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt declared, “Mr. Cosby knows that God is watching over him. He knows that these are lies.”
“They persecuted Jesus and look what happened,” Wyatt continued. “I’m not saying Mr. Cosby is Jesus, but we know what this country has done to black men for centuries. So Mr. Cosby is doing fine. He’s holding up well and everybody who wants to say anything negative, you’re a joke as well.”
A spokesman for convicted violent sexual predator @BillCosby compares the felon comedian to Jesus Christ. Andrew Wyatt says "He knows that they are lies. They persecuted Jesus and look what happened." #metoo pic.twitter.com/Y4qGJdf2he
— Neil Herland (@NEWSneil) September 25, 2018
Wyatt’s comments came shortly after the “Cosby Show” patriarch received his sentencing from Judge Steven O’Neill, who told the 81-year-old Hollywood icon, “It is time for justice.”
Cosby declined the opportunity to speak before O’Neill announced his sentence. After the judge spoke, the famed entertainer and convicted felon, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by some 60 women, sat in the courtroom smiling and laughing with his defense team.
Bill Cosby is led out of the courtroom in handcuffs after being sentenced to 3-10 years for the sexual assault of Andrea Constand. “It is time for justice,” Judge Steven O’Neill said. "You claimed her silence was consent. That is not the law." https://t.co/kWSV7yC2VP pic.twitter.com/IskTFNDxao
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 25, 2018
Lawyers representing Cosby requested that their client be allowed to remain free on bail while he appeals his conviction, but O’Neill insisted the comedian be taken straight to prison because “he could quite possibly be a danger to the community.”
Cosby’s wife of 54 years, Camille, was not present for her husband’s sentencing.