Bill Cosby could get some special treatment while in prison.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few years, you'll know that Bill Cosby is one among many previously loved stars that spectacularly fell from grace. The 80-year-old TV star was tried and convicted of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004 at his home.
According to TMZ, the star now faces up to 10 years in prison for each of the three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Now, the gossip website claims that the aging actor will get special treatment behind bars.
Law enforcement sources supposedly told TMZ that the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections could provide a wide range of services for inmates with special needs, or those that are in wheelchairs or blind, like Cosby. He could be entitled to a fellow inmate escorting him around the prison or even room service, with his daily needs brought to his own cell if he isn't well enough. Because of his age and the fact that he's never been behind bars before, Cosby could also get a specially trained peer support specialist to help him acclimatize to prison life.
The trail was highly publicized, with Cosby's team painting Constand out to be a liar who wanted to extort the comedian for money. Constand's team, on the other hand, said that it's cases like this that make victims of sexual attacks scared to come forward and face their abusers. This is the second time that the case has gone to court after a 2017 mistrial because two members of the jury maintained not guilty handouts. Five other women besides Constand have also come forward to say that they are victims of abuse at the hands of The Cosby Show star, with the earliest incidents going back to the mid-1960's and going up to 2008.
Cosby was one of the biggest stars of his day, known as the quintessential TV family man. The accusations came as a shock to the public, but according to some industry insiders, his deviant behavior was well-known in Hollywood.