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Bill Cosby Gives Statement After Harvey Weinstein’s Verdict

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Bill Wyatt, who is the publicist for fallen comedian Bill Cosby, has issued a statement on behalf of his client. He supports Harvey Weinstein after being found guilty of rape. Wyatt was dismissive of the system and the #MeToo movement. He believes Weinstein received an unfair trial or is innocent of the crime.

“This is not shocking because these jurors were not sequestered, which gave them access to media coverage and the sentiments of public opinion,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “There’s no way you would have anyone believe that Mr. Weinstein was going to receive a fair and impartial trial. Also, this judge showed that he wanted a conviction by sending the jurors back to deliberate, after they were hung on many of the counts.”

He added, “Here’s the question that should haunt all Americans, especially wealthy and famous men…Where do we go in this country to find fairness and impartiality in the judicial system; and where do we go in this country to find Due Process?”

Finally, Cosby’s rep made sure to fire aim at “Becky” as well as the rest of the #MeToo movement.

“Lastly, if the #metoo movement isn’t just about Becky [White women], I would challenge #metoo and ask them to go back 400+ years and tarnish the names of those oppressors that raped slaves. This is a very sad day in the American Judicial System,” Wyatt said before signing off with #FreeCosby and calling for criminal justice reform.

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Official Statement From Andrew Wyatt Regarding The Verdict Of Harvey Weinstein: This is not shocking because these jurors were not sequestered, which gave them access to media coverage and the sentiments of public opinion. There’s no way you would have anyone believe that Mr. Weinstein was going to receive a fair and impartial trial. Also, this judge showed that he wanted a conviction by sending the jurors back to deliberate, after they were hung on many of the counts. Here’s the question that should haunt all Americans, especially wealthy and famous men…Where do we go in this country to find fairness and impartiality in the judicial system; and where do we go in this country to find Due Process? Lastly, if the #metoo movement isn’t just about Becky [White women], I would challenge #metoo and ask them to go back 400+ years and tarnish the names of those oppressors that raped slaves. This is a very sad day in the American Judicial System. #FreeBillCosby #FarFromFinished #DueProcess #JusticeReform

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