Fallen TV icon Bill Cosby, who was convicted last week of indecent aggravated assault, told The New York Post, “This is what they wanted,” after a jury found him guilty Thursday on all three counts stemming from a 2004 incident in Pennsylvania.
The paper quotes Cosby saying: “When they send me to that place, I want you to be there to tell my story because it seems no one is listening, no one wants the real story.”
“During his first trial a year ago, he also spoke to The Post, with the agreement that nothing could be shared publicly during the legal proceeding,” the paper reports. “But at the recently concluded retrial, his public demeanor turned bitter and coarse. He could be heard using hard language: ‘Damn you! F–k this! Bulls–t.’”
The report notes that as a series of accusers took the witness stand to tell their stories of being drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby, he would often grind his teeth, bite his lip and clench his fist.
“After the verdict was read Thursday and Judge Steven O’Neill chastised District Attorney Kevin Steele for his continued objection to allowing Cosby to remain free on bail, Cosby erupted,” the story reports, quoting Cosby “screaming” at Steele: “He doesn’t have a plane, you a–hole. I’m sick of this.”
“The prosecutor had said Cosby had a private plane and could escape custody,” The Post reports.
The report adds: “His attorneys might still be squawking about innocence and appeals, but Bill Cosby is mentally preparing himself for prison.”