Bill Cosby is looking to revive his career after his conviction is overturned and his release from prison.
Pennsylvania’s highest court reached a deal with a former prosecutor that barred the disgraced artist from being charged in the case.
Cosby had served more than two years of his three to ten year sentence for being convicted of drugging and assaulting former basketball player Andrea Constand in his suburban estate in 2008.
Despite being 83 years old, it looks like Cosby won’t be living in the shadows now that he’s a free man.
The former TV star is said to have teamed up with Michelle Major to make a five-part documentary series about her case, according to the New York Times. Cosby said the doco is almost done and all he has to do is his interview, which he hopes to do in the next few weeks.
Major attended Cosby’s trial and was the executive producer of Vice Media’s Black Lives Matters: a global assessment.
In addition to the documentary, he said he would “probably” participate in a book on the trial, but it is not yet clear whether he will write it himself or whether he will simply offer insight and quotes. to a biographer.
Cosby said he was on a mission to “bring the truth to light and make people understand that this is serious, we need to reveal what happened,” according to the New York Post.
“We can’t give up. We have to mobilize. We have to involve the NAACP and it’s Crisis Magazine and black journalists, black writers, black writers, everyone has to put their pen to paper and get the truth, ”he said.
He wants to team up with people, organizations and networks that deal with people wrongly accused, tried and convicted.
But he also hopes to return to doing stand-up comedy shows in front of a live audience.
A “well-known celebrity crisis communications specialist” who wished to remain anonymous told the NYP he didn’t believe Cosby’s renewed career would land with people who had followed his case.
“For someone whose reputation is so damaged, this is potentially the best strategy among the limited options,” said the specialist.
“If he follows through by highlighting and potentially funding the successful appeals of other people alleging blatant prosecution, this approach could potentially save something positive for his legacy.
“But, with so many accusations and such damning testimonies against him, it will not rehabilitate his image.”