Bill Cosby’s trial date is quickly approaching! Pre-trial hearings and jury selection have already begun in Pittsburgh, where we hear he refused to stay in local hotels for fear of his well-being.
“He and his wife are afraid that if he stayed at a hotel, someone will find a way to poison him, put something in his food,” a source close to the family told Page Six.
He’s so cautious that he’s reportedly been waking up daily at 2:30 AM just to fly his private jet from his Philly home to the courthouse in Pittsburgh.
The actual trial is what has Cosby and his supporters worried about because out of a 200 person pool, only four of the 18 selected jurors are black.
“There has been a systematic exclusion of African-Americans,” his lawyer argued.
The family is also concerned about the support Bill has been receiving from other public figures–namely comedians who have come up under him, like Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock.
“We’re not asking anyone to testify,” the source told Page Six. “We are asking those whom he’s helped, maybe they can call or come sit in the courtroom and see for themselves what’s happening…before turning your back.”
Source: Page Six, http://pagesix.com/2017/05/27/bill-cosby-thinks-hes-the-victim/?_ga=2.60801837.1026609407.1495912690-725541463.1495912690
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