After a mistrial was called in his sexual assault case, Bill Cosby announced that he plans to travel the country teaching young people how to avoid getting accused of sexual assault.
His spokesman Andrew Wyatt said:
Mr. Cosby wants to get back to work. We’re now planning town halls and we’re going to be coming […] to talk to young people, because this is bigger than Bill Cosby. His 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.
Cosby’s spokeswoman Ebonee Benson added that the town halls will also inform people, including “married men,” about the changing sexual assault laws.
“The statute of limitations for victims sexual assault are being extended,” she said. “So this is why people need to be educated on, a brush against a shoulder, you know, anything at this point can be considered sexual assault, and it’s a good thing to be educated about the laws.”
Cosby avoided a conviction last week after jurors were unable to come to a decision on whether or not he had drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand. More than 60 other women have accused him of doing the same to them.