Disgraced comedian and convicted rapist Bill Cosby will remain behind bars after having his parole attempt denied.
Cosby, 83, had his parole denied by a Pennsylvania parole panel earlier this month. It’s typical for the first parole request to be rejected. Cosby’s publicist posted on social media they expected the rejection because Cosby has not completed a therapy program for sexually violent predators.
Cosby also maintains his innocence in the case and has an appeal pending before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
“Mr. Cosby has vehemently proclaimed his innocence and continues to deny all allegations made against him, as being false, without the sheer evidence of proof,” the statement reads.
The denial means Cosby will continue to serve his 10-year prison sentence in a Pennsylvania penitentiary.
Cosby was convicted of aggravated indecent assault for the rape of Andrea Constand. More than 60 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault and sexual misconduct. In some cases, victims said the once-famed comedian drugged and raped them.
Cosby was known for his role starring in “The Cosby Show” and “Kids Say the Darndest Things.” He was also a stand-up comedian. His arrest and the allegations were a stunning fall from grace for the man once portrayed with the clean-cut image.
He is currently housed at a State Correction Institution in Phoenix, Pennsylvania.