Bill Cosby, through his team, addressed the We Need to Talk About Cosby four-part documentary that examines his legacy and downfall.
This week, Showtime debuts We Need To Talk About Cosby, directed by comic and filmmaker W. Kamau Bell and focusing on Bill Cosby’s legacy through the prism of his rape allegations.
A Cosby’s spokesperson released a statement to People, and essentially labels the the documentary as a “PR Hack.”
“Let’s talk about Bill Cosby,” the statement reads.
“Mr. Cosby has spent more than 50 years standing with the excluded; made it possible for some to be included; standing with the disenfranchised; and standing with those women and men who were denied respectful work … because of race and gender … within the expanses of the entertainment industries.”
The claim that the accusations have never been proved was later confirmed by the statement.
“Mr. Cosby continues to be the target of numerous media that have, for too many years, distorted and omitted truths … intentionally. Despite media’s repetitive reports of allegations against Mr. Cosby, none have ever been proven in any court of law.”
In 2004, a jury found Bill Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in the case of Andrea Constand, who accused him of sexually assaulting her.
He was sentenced to three to ten years in prison, but he was released owing to a “due process violation” involving his confession. The Supreme Court ruled that he may not be tried again on those specific counts.
The statement continues:
“In June, 2021, the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court released Mr. Cosby; and the court’s Chief Justice defined the Pennsylvania Montgomery County District Attorney’s behavior as reprehensible.”
The Cosby spokesperson thinks the real documentary regarding all of it should look at the justice system and how it treated him.
“Mr. Cosby knows the realities of prosecutorial violations; and that those violations are threats to the integrity of our nation’s criminal justice systems. That is a subject matter for a professional documentary.”
Additionally, Cosby’s representative spoke more about the country than the 60 women who have accused him of sexual assault.
“Mr. Cosby vehemently denies all allegations waged against him. Let’s talk about Bill Cosby. He wants our nation to be what it proclaims itself to be: a democracy.”
The first episode of We Need To Talk About Cosby is scheduled to premiere on Jan. 30. The trailer is below:
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