Bill Cosby, whose sexual assault conviction was tossed out in June by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, feels like R. Kelly “got railroaded” and “wasn’t going to catch a break” during his federal sex-trafficking trial which led to his conviction.
The 84-year-old’s insights stem from a new interview by his representative, Andrew Wyatt, with The New York Post — blaming the now-infamous “Surviving R. Kelly” docuseries for his criminal charges.
“The deck was stacked against Robert,” said Wyatt. “His constitutional rights were grossly abused. I don’t know anywhere but in this country in the United States that a documentary can bring criminal charges against someone.”
Cosby’s representative continued to defend the 54-year-old R&B singer, arguing his legal defense team who didn’t “humanize him” and fight “hard for him” also led to his ultimate downfall.
Cosby was released from prison on June 30 after serving only more than two years of three to 10-year sentence.
“He also didn’t have the resources and means, he should have asked for support from the court. He would have gotten better representation,” he added.
R. Kelly was convicted in a Brooklyn federal court Monday on nine counts, including for racketeering, after a months-long trial.
He faces decades in prison and is expected to be sentenced on May 4.