The Pennsylvania Parole Board has denied parole to 83-year-old actor and comedian Bill Cosby, citing his refusal to participate in the state’s Sexually Violent Predator courses designed to rehabilitate the participants.
The Board wrote that their decision was based on his “need to participate in and complete additional institutional programs, the negative recommendation made by the department of corrections, [his] failure to develop a parole release plan.”
Cosby has publicly stated that to join the program would be tantamount to an admission of guilt. He has already served three years of his three to ten-year sentence in 2018 after being convicted on charges of aggravated indecent assault involving the drugging and molestation of Andrea Constand in 2004.
Cosby’s spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, stated, “It was brought to our attention by Mr. Cosby that over the past months, members of the PA State Parole Board had met with him and emphatically stated, ‘If he did not participate in SVP (Sexually Violent Predator) courses that