Bill Cosby’s spokespeople say the disgraced comedian is planning to hold a series of sexual assault seminars this summer, according to TMZ.
According to The Daily Beast, the town halls will “educate young people on how to avoid being accused of sexual assault.”
“The class will apparently inform attendees about warning signs from potential victims,” reported Daily Beast.
TMZ attributed the bizarre account to Cosby’s spokespeople, Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson, who told “Good Day Alabama” on June 22 that “the comedian is planning a series of town halls this summer to educate young people about sexual assault.”
TMZ ran a video with its story to prove it. You can watch the video below.
“Mr. Cosby wants to get back to work. We are now planning town halls,” Wyatt said in the video, saying that one is planned for July. “We are going to talk to young people. Because this is bigger than Bill Cosby. This issue can affect any young person, especially young athletes of today. They need to know what they are facing when they are hanging out and partying. When they’re doing certain things they shouldn’t be doing. It also affects married men.”
Benson said the statute of limitations for victims of sexual assault are “being extended…this is why people need to be educated on a brush the shoulder, anything at this point can be considered sexual assault, and it’s a good thing to be educated about the law.”
You can watch the video here:
Cosby was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, the only of about 40 such allegations against him to go to trial. The jury deadlocked, resulting in a mistrial, but prosecutors have vowed to retry the comedian.
In a deposition in Constand’s civil case, Cosby admitted giving Constand pills and then having sexual contact with her that he says was consensual.
ABC News has reported that, according to a juror, the jury deadlocked 10-2, with the two holdouts refusing to convict Cosby, and was 11-1 for convicting him on a second count. However, another juror has disputed that account, saying the jury was more evenly divided, with it deadlocking 5-7 and 7-5 on different counts. That juror said it bothered him that Constand waited a year to report the accusations.
You can read more about the Cosby mistrial here: