Despite the public's general outrage over his overturned sexual assault conviction based on a legal technicality, Bill Cosby is thoroughly enjoying himself.
Following his release from SCI Phoenix in Collegeville – a state prison near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – on Wednesday afternoon, the 83-year-old once-television icon made his way to his Elkins Park home, where he ate pizza, cracked jokes and hung out with loved ones.
Cosby and those closest to him indulged in around $70 worth of pies from Zio's Brick Oven Pizza in Downtown Philly, as his rep Andrew Wyatt added that his client enjoyed his slices "almost burnt, fresh basil, mozzarella and sauce. It's his favorite."
According to Wyatt, the comedian chose Zio's because he wanted to "highlight those restaurants hurting from the pandemic."
He went on to describe the actor's first night back home as "amazing," saying he "stayed up ... 'til 2 in the morning just laughing and joking and him doing comedy routines."
"He was just telling jokes and having fun, enjoying life," added the rep, noting that Cosby "wants to get back on stage sooner or later."
The embattled star has been nothing but unbothered and borderline jovial since Pennsylvania Supreme Court declared that he "must be discharged, and any future prosecution on these particular charges must be barred."
The state's highest court overturned Cosby's sexual assault conviction, citing a deal he had made with a previous district attorney that in theory should have prevented him from being tried in the first place, as well as an apparent violation of his due process rights during the trial.
"America's Dad" was arrested and charged in late 2015 – days before the 12-year statute of limitations was set to expire – with drugging and raping Andrea Constand, a then-Temple University employee, at his Elkins Park estate in 2004.
He was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault in 2018 and had served more than two years of the three- to 10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia.
The comedian had previously committed to serving the full decade behind bars rather than acknowledge any remorse for his encounter with Constand.
Following his release from prison, he was transported home, where he flashed a peace sign over his head before walking into his house to greet his wife, Camille Cosby.
He then called in to chat with Detroit radio host Frankie Darcell, though it was more of a monologue than a conversation. Among other things, the actor said he felt "powerless" and that he had been "imprisoned wrongfully."