Bill Cosby could allegedly still bring in thousands and thousands of dollars via public appearances after his prison release reported TMZ. The outlet shared that even despite his convictions, the disgraced entertainer could still secure the bag if he plays his cards right.
Even though the playing field will be more limited than before, a source that has been described as a "major player" in the booking business can confirm that he will "eventually be able to bank $10-15K per public appearance - and possibly up to $20k for speaking engagements."
Apparently, this is an all too familiar scenario and has worked for other criminals before. Take OJ Simpson for example. The source stated that he still made some big bucks even after he was found guilty of killing 2 people and it's always thanks to fans who are willing to forgive and forget. He'd just have to spend time cleaning up his image a bit first and he'll be ready to go.
The news comes after Cosby was released from prison on Wednesday after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his 2018 conviction for sexual assault against former Temple University employee Andrea Constand.
He was originally found guilty of the allegations that were first made against him in 2004 and in the years following. The disgraced comedian was supposed to serve between 3 to ten years in state prison before being released. However, the court recognized a "non-prosecution agreement" with a previous prosecutor which meant that Cosby should not have been charged in the case in the first place, hence his early release.
Cosby returned back to his home in suburban Philadelphia in the afternoon, aided by his lawyer and spokesman. He held up a "V" sign as he entered his place.
In a statement issued alongside her lawyers, one of the earlier victims, Andrea Constand said that the court's ruling was "not only disappointing but of concern in that it may discourage those who seek justice for sexual assault in the criminal justice system from reporting or participating in the prosecution of the assailant or may force a victim to choose between filing either a criminal or civil action."
Other victims have also come out and described the overturning of the verdict as "shocking."