Bill Cosby’s Grinning Mugshot is trending on social media Has he appears to be smiling
Bill Cosby’s Grinning Mugshot Has Gone Viral
Billy Cosby’s latest mugshot is going viral. The photo, which was taken to track the disgraced entertainer’s appearance change, shows Cosby grinning as he looks away from the camera. A white face mask can be seen hanging around his neck. The 83-year-old is currently incarcerated at the SCI Phoenix state prison in Pennsylvania.
In September 2018, Cosby was sentenced to three to ten years in state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home 14 years earlier, according to CNN. The former actor was also ordered to pay a fine of $25,000 plus the costs of prosecution.
Cosby, who is best known for playing the title role in The Cosby Show, has been at the center of a number of accusations of rape, sexual assault, abuse, and sexual misconduct over the past six years.
After the mug shot became a trending topic, with a mixture of reactions from slamming him to expressing sympathy, another new image of the incarcerated star, taken by his publicist, was posted on Cosby’s Twitter. It was noted that the photo was taken during a virtual video conference, and it was shared “to reassure his family and supporters that he is doing ok during this pandemic.”
This photo was taken by his publicist, Andrew Wyatt, during his first virtual video conference call with Mr. Cosby last week. We are posting this to reassure his family and supporters that he is doing ok during this pandemic. pic.twitter.com/mISjVmly2b
— Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) October 21, 2020
Cosby also smiled in that photo and wore his mask around his neck. His hair was less wild.
In September 2018, Cosby was convicted of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, his one-time friend and a former Temple University administrator, at his Philadelphia home in 2004. She testified that he drugged her as well — part of a pattern many more women, approximately 60 in total, have publicly accused him of.
During his trial, at which several other accusers testified, Cosby — once beloved and known as “America’s Dad” —was also deemed a “sexually violent predator.” The classification means he must undergo counseling for the rest of his life and his name will appear on the sex-offender registry.