Sex predator Bill Cosby will remain in jail for now because his parole has been denied.
While the 83-year-old is still waiting for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to make its decision, the Keystone State’s Parole Board made their opinion crystal clear.
“Following an interview with you and a review of your file, and having considered all matters required pursuant to the parole board, in the exercise of its discretion, has determined at this time that: you are denied parole/reparole,” a letter to Cosby from the parole board states.
The letter gives a long list of reasons why the man once coined "America’s Dad" has been denied parole.
Perhaps the most shocking though is the fact the convicted rapist won't participate in the required treatment program for "sex offenders and violence prevention.”
In 2018, The Cosby Show star was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison after being found guilty in the rape of former Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004.
He has been serving his time at Pennsylvania’s State Correctional Institution at Phoenix and has found like tooth and nail to get out.
Cosby scored a small victory in June 2020 when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to hear his conviction appeal.
He appeared before the court in a virtually hearing back in December.
The court has yet to reveal its decision on Cosby's appeal.
The legally blind prisoner's legal team says they aren't surprised by the parole board's decision; in fact, unlike their client, they saw this coming.
“The news that Actor and Comedian Bill Cosby’s parole has been ‘denied’ by the Pennsylvania State Parole Board is not a surprise to Mr. Cosby, his family, his friends and/or his legal team,” spokesperson Andrew Wyatt said on Thursday.
“It was brought to our attention by Mr. Cosby that over the past months, members of the PA State Parole Board had met with him and empathically stated, ‘if he did not participate in SVP [Sexually Violent Predator] courses that his parole would be denied,’” he continued before advocating Cosby's innocence.
"Mr. Cosby has vehemently proclaimed his innocence and continues to deny all allegations made against him, as being false, without the sheer evidence of any proof. Today, Mr. Cosby continues to remain hopeful that the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court will issue an opinion to vacate his conviction or warrant him a new trial.”