COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Bill Cosby says he’s prepared to serve his 10-year maximum sentence for sexual assault rather than show remorse for a crime the comedian says he didn’t commit.
Cosby is serving three to 10 years in a state prison near Philadelphia after a jury last year convicted him of sexually assaulting a Temple University employee in 2004. The 82-year-old says the Pennsylvania parole board is “not going to hear me say that I have remorse.” He thinks it’s therefore unlikely he’ll be released early.
He made the comments in a phone interview on Sunday with BlackPressUSA as he appeals his felony conviction and sex offender status.
Legal experts say sex offenders typically must show remorse to be considered for parole.
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A Pittsburgh woman is also among the many who came forward and accused the comedian of being a sexual predator.
Renita Chaney Hill said she was a teen model and aspiring actress when she first met Cosby back in the 1980s.
Hill said Cosby allegedly drugged her, kissed, and touched her during their four-year working relationship.
Cosby is best known for his 1980s-era sitcom, “The Cosby Show.”
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