Bill Cosby already has his summer plans figured out. Veuer’s Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has that story.
Would you send your teenager to a public lecture by Bill Cosby about sexual assault and how to avoid being accused?
That, says his publicist Andrew Wyatt, could be on the horizon this summer when Cosby — still facing criminal counts of sexual assault himself — launches a series of town halls for young people, especially athletes, to warn them of the dangers of “hanging out and partying, when they’re doing certain things they shouldn’t be doing.”
Wyatt and his associate Ebonee Benson, both of whom were glued to Cosby’s side during his 11-day trial that ended in a mistrial in Pennsylvania on June 17, went on Good Day Alabama in Birmingham to declare that Cosby wants to “get back to work” with a motivational speaking tour.
“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, himself married for 53 years to wife Camille, knows this only too well. He was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent sexual assault stemming from a 2004 encounter with accuser Andrea Constand at his home outside Philadelphia. She said he drugged and molested her; he said the encounter was consensual.
After six days of testimony and five days of deliberations over 52 hours, the jury of seven men and five women failed to reach a verdict. According to an unnamed juror who spoke to ABC News late Wednesday, the jury…