Where will Bill Cosby live? Comedian released after 3 years in prison
Bill Cosby has returned home after spending three out of 10 years in state prison for allegedly sexually assaulting former employee, Andrea Constand
Bill Cosby was declared a free man on June 30 after Pennsylvania's highest court overturned his conviction on aggravated indecent assault, not rape or sexual assault as it has been reported widely. "I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence. Thank you to all my fans, supporters, and friends who stood by me through this ordeal. Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for upholding the rule of law. #BillCosby," tweeted the comedian after his release.
Bill Cosby's smiling mugshot from September 2020 went viral after being released on October 20. He was held at the State Correction Institute in Phoenix, Pennsylvania, in September 2018 after a jury declared he was guilty of assaulting and drugging Andrea Constand in 2004. Cosby had argued he and Constand were in a consensual relationship and the drugs he was accused of administering her was an over-the-counter antihistamine for stress relief. After his arrest, the mugshot of the comedian/actor was made public; some sympathized with him while others said they couldn't feel sorry for a "rapist". A couple of his fans noted they loved him in the past but he didn't deserve the adulation anymore for the "awful crimes" he allegedly committed in the past and accountability was the need of the hour.
I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence.— Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) June 30, 2021
Thank you to all my fans, supporters and friends who stood by me through this ordeal. Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for upholding the rule of law. #BillCosby pic.twitter.com/bxELvJWDe5
Where is Bill Cosby staying after prison release?
According to a report, Cosby arrived at his 1800 era stone colonial estate in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania which he bought with his wife Camille in June 1983. The purchase was made a year before 'The Cosby Show' started airing on NBC beginning 1984. The couple bought the property for $225,000 according to another report. The couple's 5,835 sq ft abode has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a half bath. It also features three fireplaces and the home has central air conditioning. Spread across 3-acres, Cosby's house has a wooden fence and mature trees circling it. The driveway is blocked by a gate and the rear end of the property warns people to "NOT Stand Around in This Area!"
A couple of fans, reporters, and protesters were gathered around his not-so-private-anymore home and one of them was heard chanting "we believe the women" as he made his way home. The actor has yet to make a statement to the media, and he chose not to do so while making a brief appearance with reporters outside his home on June 30. However, his attorney spoke to the gathered media saying Cosby "is extremely happy to be home. He looks forward to reuniting with his wife and children." As for if the 83-year-old will be tried again, the jury is out on that one. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele in a written statement said that the case has been closed "on a procedural issue that is irrelevant to the facts of the crime."