Bill Cosby has accused the judge in his case of being part of a racist plot against him.
Cosby’s lawyers filed an application Wednesday for the star to be released on bail during the appeals process, according to Page Six. In a statement from Cosby’s lawyers, they claim that Judge Steven O’Neil found the actor guilty because of his skin color.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Official Statement Outlining Why Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby Filed An Application For Bail Pending Appeal. Judge Steven T. O’Neill continues to show his disgust and prejudice towards Mr. Cosby. Judge O’Neill is purposely denying Mr. Cosby the right to file his Appeal, because he has refused to issue his 1925(a) Opinion, which outlines why he felt strongly in sentencing Mr. Cosby to 3 to 10 years and felt obligated to place this 81 years old blind United States Citizen (who served his country in the United States Navy), in a level (5) maximum security prison (SCI Phoenix). The Application For Bail Pending Appeal was filed this morning in the Superior Court (First Appellate Court), which illuminates the egregious behavior of Judge Steven T. O’Neill. We’re asking that this scandalous judge be removed immediately, and Mr. Cosby be granted bail throughout the appeals process, because the judge’s racial hatred towards Mr. Cosby, clouds his better judgement to be a good steward of the bench. “This judge took an oath. I Believe. To be fair and impartial, which grants him the authority to perform all of the duties detailed in the Constitution,” states Bill Cosby. “I don’t know what Constitutional rock this judge resides, because his refusal to write an opinion, reveals that he’s complicit in the corruption against me, and that he’s an accessory to the incestuous behavior that resides in Montgomery County. His dishonorable conduct makes me smile, because this judge is being exposed, and it shows that this is bigger than me, [Bill Cosby]. O’Neill now has his formula: tried, true and tested to destroy Any Black Man and/or Colored Man In America. I’m just so happy, because this guy is proving my innocence. And guess what else. America is finally getting to witness the truth” states Mr. Cosby. #FreeBillCosby #FarFromFinished
The statement quotes Cosby saying, “[Judge Steven O’Neil’s] dishonorable conduct makes me smile, because this judge is being exposed, and it shows that this is bigger than me. O’Neill now has his formula: tried, true and tested to destroy any black man and/or colored man In America.” (RELATED: Bill Cosby’s Life In Prison Sounds Like A Breeze)
“We’re asking that this scandalous judge be removed immediately, and Mr. Cosby be granted bail throughout the appeals process, because the judge’s racial hatred towards Mr. Cosby, clouds his better judgment to be a good steward of the bench,” Cosby’s lawyers added.
Cosby is currently serving out his three to 10-year sentence in a Philadelphia prison. The 81-year-old comedian was convicted in 2017 of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand.
During the highly-publicized trial, more than 60 women came forward to accuse Cosby of sexually assaulting them. Cosby denies any wrongdoing.