Days after a judge declared a mistrial in one of Bill Cosby's sexual assault cases, his publicist, Andrew Wyatt, said the comedian may launch a series of town halls for young people, particularly athletes, to caution them of the dangers of "hanging out and partying, when they're doing certain things they shouldn't be doing," according to USA Today. Wyatt and associate, Ebonee Benson, whom both expressed resounding loyalty to Cosby as he continued to face allegations of sexual assault, announced their client's desire to "get back to work" with a motivational speaking tour.
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“We’re now planning town halls and we’re going to be coming to this city (Birmingham) sometime in July to talk to young people because this is bigger than Bill Cosby," Wyatt said.
“This issue can affect any young person, especially young athletes of today, and they need to know what they’re facing when they’re hanging out and partying when they’re doing certain things that they shouldn’t be doing. And it also affects married men.”
Cosby's future plans particularly strike a chord considering dozens of women stretching all the way back to 1969 claim that America's once-revered TV dad of sexual misconduct. The June 2017 verdict, in which Cosby pleaded not guilty to three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault, was the first trial to result from the allegations. The judge declared a mistrial after six days of testimony and five days of deliberations.
In a statement to USA Today, Wyatt said that he and his associate have received "hundreds of calls from civic organizations and churches requesting for Mr. Cosby to speak to young men and women about the judicial system."
He also underscored the importance of understanding that Cosby was initially promised he would not be criminally charged by a former district attorney.
"And then 12 years later, Kevin Steele runs a Willie Horton-style campaign ad saying, 'If you elect me I will bring Bill Cosby to justice,'" Wyatt said. "These groups would like for Mr. Cosby to share that people in the judicial system can use their powers to annul deals for personal agenda and political ambitions."