Bill Cosby has said that he believes he is entitled to ‘millions and millions of dollars’ for the more than two years he spent in jail.
A representative for Cosby did not state how much specifically the 84-year-old should receive nor where the funds should come from.
‘Mr. Cosby was given an unwanted two-year and ten-month vacation that he never asked for. His constitutional rights were abolished, his due process was stripped away from him,’ Andrew Wyatt, Cosby’s representative, told NewsNation Now,
‘He’s due millions and millions of dollars. As Mr. Cosby said to me today, “I feel that this district attorney and Judge Steven O’Neill and Kevin Steele (Montgomery County district attorney) should resign effective immediately.”‘
Bill Cosby’s publicist, pictured with his publicist, Andrew Wyatt, right has said he will seek compensation for his prison time
Bill Cosby is pictured in handcuffs at Montgomery County jail in Pennsylvania in September 2018 following his three-to-10-year sentencing
Cosby served more than two years of a three-to-10-year sentence at a Philadelphia-area state prison, but he had vowed to serve all ten years rather than acknowledge remorse over the 2004 encounter with him victim and his accuser Andrea Constand.
Cosby was convicted of drugging and molesting Constand at his home.
He was charged in late 2015 when a prosecutor unsealed new evidence.
‘We are looking at what recourse, what legal recourse we can take against the state of Pennsylvania,’ Wyatt told The Domenick Nati Show last week. ‘We are looking at all legal angles for those things right now.’
‘He’s owed money. It’s a lot of owed money. Our attorneys are filing the paperwork now. He is owed a lot of money,’ Wyatt added.
Bill Cosby stands next to his spokesman Andrew Wyatt and lawyer Jennifer Bonjean outside Cosby’s home after Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned his conviction on June 30
In February, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat, proposed paying anyone wrongly convicted $50,000 for every year spent in prison.
Previously, Pennsylvania did not offer compensation to former inmates who were wrongfully convicted.
Cosby’s release came because former prosecutor Bruce Castor had promised him that he wouldn’t be charged in 2005, which the court said led him to incriminate himself in a later civil trial.
However, the deal was only a verbal agreement, according to The Washington Post.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said that testimony tainted the trial, even though a lower appeals court had found it appropriate to show a signature pattern of drugging and molesting women.
Dozens more women have accused him of sexual assault and harassment but their claims were not criminally prosecuted because they fell outside of the statutes of limitations in the states where the offenses allegedly took place.
Prosecutors have not clarified if they will appeal or seek to try Cosby for a third time.
Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show the actor sitting on his bed in his prison uniform
Earlier this week, the lead prosecutor in Cosby’s sex assault case said he believed the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overstepped its power in reversing the comedian’s conviction.
Chief Justice Max Baer accused prosecutors of a ‘reprehensible bait and switch’ in arresting Cosby in 2015 despite what he called the certain existence of a 2005 non-prosecution agreement.
‘There was no controversy whatsoever that the deal was made. It was memorialized in emails, it was memorialized in news conferences,’ Baer told WHTM-TV in Harrisburg.
However, the existence of the agreement has been hotly debated, both before and after the two criminal trials that ended with Cosby’s conviction in 2018. And there was no mention of it in writing until 2015.
The ex-prosecutor who said he made the promise in 2005 waited until the case was reopened a decade later to tell the victim or anyone in his office about it, according to their testimony. By then, the defense lawyer to whom Castor said he made the promise had died.
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said earlier this week he is reviewing the Supreme Court decision to see if he might challenge it.
He believes the state’s high court revisited the facts of the case, which he called the job of the trial judge. The appellate courts are tasked with reviewing legal rulings.
Bill Cosby gestures outside his home in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania after being released from prison in June