Bill Cosby denied parole after failing to participate in sexual predator therapy
Bill Cosby won’t be getting paroled this year, after the Pennsylvania Parole Board denied his petition for release citing his refusal to participate in court-mandated therapy for sexually violent predators.
The 83-year-old comedian was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison in 2018, after his conviction for the sexual assault of Andrea Constand. Housed at a state prison in Montgomery County since, he could have been eligible for parole as early as Sept. 25.
But, since his conviction, Cosby has maintained his innocence, continued to fight his case on appeal, and vowed he would never express remorse for a crime he insists he did not commit.
The parole board — in a letter dated May 11 that was first reported Thursday by Nicole Weisensee Egan, a former Daily News reporter and author of the book Chasing Cosby, — cited his failure to complete the therapy program and a negative recommendation from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections as factors in denying his release.