Bill Cosby is hitting the road this summer to lead a series of town hall meetings on how to avoid being accused of sexual assault, his spokespeople said Thursday.
Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt and Camille Cosby representative Ebonee Benson announced the tour while appearing on WBRC’s “Good Day Alabama” in Birmingham.
“Mr. Cosby wants to get back to work,” Wyatt said. “We’re now planning town halls and we’re going to be coming to this city sometime in July ... to talk to young people because this is bigger than Bill Cosby.
“This issue can affect any young person, especially young athletes of today, and they need to know what they’re facing when they’re hanging out and partying, when they’re doing certain things that they shouldn’t be doing. And it also affects married men.”
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Benson pointed out how statute of limitations for victims of sexual assault are longer now.
“Laws are changing. The statute of limitations for victims of sexual assault are being extended,” Benson said. “So this is why people need to be educated. A brush against the shoulder, anything at this point, can be considered sexual assault and it’s a good thing to be educated about the laws.”
On Saturday, a jury hit on impasse on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault stemming from Andrea Constand’s accusation that Cosby drugged and molested her at his Philadelphia area home in 2004.
At the time Constand was the operations manager of the women’s basketball program at Temple University, whose most famous alumnus, Cosby, served on the board of trustees.
Prosecutors said they would retry the case as soon as they can.
Constand is one of dozens of women who have accused Cosby of giving them pills and then sexually assaulting them.
At one point during the interview with the Cosby spokespeople Thursday, “Good Day Alabama” anchor Janice Rogers, asked of the town halls: “Is it kind of a do as I say not as I do situation?”