Embattled American comedian, Bill Cosby has reportedly been denied parole after serving three years in jail for sexual crime.
This because he refused an order to take sex offender classes.
The Reuters newspaper reports the Pennsylvania Parole Board rejected the request for parole after the now blind icon of the Cosby Show declined to participate in a therapy program for sexually violent predators.
“We knew he was going to be rejected. He called me and told me that if he didn’t take the course, he would be denied. He has maintained his innocence from the beginning,” is a quote attributed to Andrew Wyatt, a spokesperson for the 83-year-old.
Laura Treaster, a spokeswoman for the state parole board, is also reported as saying the board would not reconsider Cosby for parole unless the sexual violent predator therapy is completed.
In 2018, a jury convicted Cosby of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia home in 2004.
Several other women, including former supermodel Beverly Johnson, also accused the comedian of similar assaults.