Bill Cosby managed to celebrate his birthday outside the prison this year, and he celebrated it with his supporters.
On July 12, Bill Cosby shared a message to his supporters as he marked his 84th birthday.
As he continues to deny the allegations against him, Cosby penned a statement thanking everyone for defending him. He also expressed his gratitude to everyone who wished for his freedom.
“On my Birthday — I whole heartedly thank you for your support, thank you for fighting for my freedom and thank you for staying grounded and on the case. The Revolution Is In The Home,” he said, as quoted by Fox News.
He attached a picture of him while wearing a sweatshirt with a colorful “Hello Friend” on it.
His birthday celebration came after his accusers gathered at Independence Mall in Philadelphia for a vigil. They all united to protest his prison release despite multiple claims being thrown at him.
According to WCAU, three of the tens of women who accused Cosby of sexually abusing them joined the vigil. The group includes Victoria Valentino, Stacey Pinkerton, and Lili Bernard.
The signs showed during the vigil read “Bill Cosby: America’s Predator,” and, “Serial Rapist Cosby Freed = No Justice.”
They ultimately called out the decision by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court to overturn his assault conviction. It, reportedly, found out that a prosecutor charged him despite the previous agreement.
He spent more than two years of his three to 10 years sentence.
What Cosby’s accusers said
Following his release, his accusers expressed their disappointment over the decision.
During an interview with NBC Nightly News, Kate Snow checked on the accusers who previously sat for a talk with her in 2015. All of them expressed their shock and disgust with the recent disappointing development of the case.
Lili Bernard noted that seeing Cosby outside the prison is never an ideal outcome. The disgraced comedian’s wrongdoing also left a massive impact on their lives.
“Nothing can change the fact that a jury of his peers convicted him,” she explained. “Nothing can change the fact that his own words convicted him.”
Meanwhile, Cosby’s legal team, reportedly, wants to file a lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for alleged wrongful incarceration.
Cosby’s spokesperson Andrew Wyatt told The Domenick Nati Show about their plans.
“We are looking at all legal angles for those things right now. We are looking at what recourse, what legal recourse we can take against the state of Pennsylvania,” he said.
Featured image courtesy of Senator Chris Coons, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons