Bill Cosby is reportedly seeking early release from prison due to the coronavirus pandemic, despite him ‘feeling fine’.
He was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison back in 2018, after being found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
His lawyers are considering filing a motion asking for him to be placed under house arrest for the remainder of his sentence.
His publicist Andrew Wyatt told Deadline that nothing has yet been filed but they are ‘exploring all legal actions’.
He added: ‘For the record, Mr. Cosby has not been tested for the virus — but is feeling fine — other than being blind and his blood pressure spiking at times. ‘Mr. Cosby’s lawyers are now considering filing a motion asking the court to release Mr. Cosby from prison and place him under house arrest for the duration of his sentence.
‘Specifically, the lawyers are focusing on whether states are granting early release to elderly inmates from prisons due to the Coronavirus — which could be a valid legal argument for Mr. Cosby.’
Cosby is currently serving his sentence at SCI Phoenix in Pennsylvania.