Bill Cosby went from "America’s dad" to “sexually violent predator," and now, sources believe he won’t make it out of prison alive!
Now that he’s been yanked away from his life of luxury, Cosby, 81, is having to deal with life as a prisoner, and he’s not taking it well.
RadarOnline.com’s national correspondent, Nik Hatziefstathiou, went on Dylan Howard’s podcast, “All Rise” to talk about the funnyman’s reaction to his Tuesday sentencing.
As soon as the judge told Cosby he would be in total confinement with no possibility of parole, his mood changed.
“He had an odd facial expression,” said Hatziefstathiou, adding that he looked “visibly upset.”
Since the disgraced comedian had spent months making a joke out of his sexual assault case, it’s no wonder his final sentencing came as a somewhat unexpected turn of events.
Hatziefstathiou said that the star’s first phone call from prison was to wife Camille — who did not attend his sentencing. During their talk, he apologized for everything, and assured her he’d be out soon.
“He’s very confident that he’s gonna get out,” said Hatziefstathiou.
Cosby also told his wife of 54 years that he was already being abused by inmates, as one of them took his cane, prompting him to fall, while another threw a hot dog bun at him.
This, however, is just child’s play, according to ex jailbird, Larry Lawton. The former jewelry thief and now author of “Gangster Redemption” told Howard that no matter how much money Cosby has or how old and “feeble” he is, inmates will abuse him.
“Bill Cosby, because of the nature of his crime, is gonna have a very rough ride,” said Lawton.
The convict turned reality star, who spent years behind bars, said that when he was an inmate, he witnessed many violent fights and even murders.
He said that even though Cosby was put into a “beautiful” maximum security prison, abuse happens everywhere.
“I was stripped down naked, beaten and urinated on by guards…So it doesn’t matter how nice the prison is,” he said.
“He’s gonna be extorted. It started already. He’s gonna have people who don’t like him. He’s gonna have people… who are mad that he’s a celebrity and he has money and they think he’s gonna get away with stuff and he’s not,” added Lawton.
Howard noted that some fans believe Cosby’s age and celebrity status could keep him out of trouble in prison, but Lawton said it’s just the opposite.
“Sometimes celebrity inmates get treated worse,” he said. “If he thinks he’s gonna talk like a privileged person and treat people like they’re below him, he’s got another thing coming.”
Lawton added that on the up-side, there may be some less-violent inmates who offer to do things for Cosby in exchange for money.
Regardless, his time at SCI Phoenix will be pure hell, and he is very unlikely to survive.
“Abuse is sick. There are sick people in prison,” said Lawton, adding that if the inmates don’t kill Cosby, his declining health probably will.
“There’s no such thing as healthcare in prison,” he said, explaining that the only way Cosby can survive is if he’s transferred to a “medical prison,” for the remainder of his long sentence.
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