A spokesman for embattled comedian Bill Cosby, who has been accused of rape and sexual misconduct by dozens of women, sent a stern message to the lawyers of Cosby’s accusers Saturday, including famed attorney Gloria Allred.
It was announced Saturday that the jury in the case against Cosby was deadlocked, so the judge declared a mistrial. But as Cosby exited the courtroom, spokesman Andrew Wyatt sent a powerful message to the gathered media.
Declaring several times that Cosby once again has “power,” Wyatt mocked the lawyers representing the alleged victims, saying that Allred and the other attorneys need to go back to law school.
“Mr. Cosby’s power is back — it’s back. It has been restored,” Wyatt said. “The jurors, they used their power to speak and Mrs. Cosby’s power is back.”
“So the legacy didn’t go anywhere. It has been restored,” he added. “So for all of those attorneys who conspired like Gloria Allred, tell them to go back to law school and take another class.”
Wyatt wasn’t the only person to bash the attorneys after the trial.
A second Cosby spokesperson read a statement written by Cosby’s wife, Camille, who slammed the prosecutors, attorneys and judge in the case.
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From the New York Daily News:
“How do I describe the district attorney? Heinously and exploitively ambitious,” she said in a written statement. “How do I describe the judge? Overtly arrogant in collaborating with the district attorney.”
Camille continued to describe Cosby’s accusers as “totally unethical” and the media “as blatanly vicious entities that continually disseminated intentional omissions of truth for the primary purpose of greedily selling sensationalism at the expense of human life.”
In Saturday’s case, Cosby was on trail for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in his Philadelphia home in 2004.
The jury was comprised of five women and seven men. Prosecutors have said they plan to re-try the case.