The PR team of the renown comedian has invalidated comments that the upcoming town hall tour scheduled for July will not entirely focus on teaching people about sexual assault accusations but ensuring Cosby’s legacy is restored.
Reports going around suggest that following the mistrial of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case, the entertainer has plans to embark on a summer tour to teach people how to avoid being accused of sexual assault.
Cosby’s publicists Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson have allegedly downplayed the rumors that the tour will not only focus on sexual assault awareness and prevention but confirmed that Cosby will advise “athletes” and “married men” on how to handle allegations of sexual assault.
“They need to know what they’re facing when they’re hanging out at parties and doing certain things they shouldn’t be doing,” Wyatt said. “The statutes of limitations for victims of sexual assault are being extended, so this is why people need to be educated [that] a brush against a shoulder — anything, at this point — can be considered sexual assault. It’s a good thing to be educated about the laws,” he continued.
Bill Cosby’s trial was called off after the jury consisting of seven men and five women were unable to render a unanimous verdict on any of the three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault charges on the entertainer. Cosby was accused by more than 50 women of assault but pleaded not guilty and denied any wrongdoing.
The district attorney Kevin R. Steele who brought the charges forward reiterated that he will retry the case. The two sides closed their respective cases citing inconsistencies and irregularities in their arguments.
The Attorney described Cosby as a “calculating sexual predator, who not only drugged and assaulted his client in 2004 but also recast the attack as consensual and romantic.” Cosby’s attorney highlighted in his closing statements the accuser’s inconsistencies.
The jury must decide whether or not they want to charge the comedian at a later date.