Bill Cosby and his team celebrated in front of reporters after the comedian arrived home following his overturned sexual assault conviction. While Cosby remained silent during the press conference, his spokesman and lawyers rejoiced in the actor's freedom.
Spokesman Andrew Wyatt thanked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for reviewing Cosby's appeal and "seeing the light, seeing the lies, seeing that Mr. Cosby had immunity."
Wyatt highlighted Cosby's accomplishments, including serving in the United States Navy and using his celebrity to shift the ways African Americans were characterized. He also noted that Cosby was placed on a Communist list in the 1960s resulting in his refusal to perform at the White House for Richard Nixon.
"How could a man who was being watched by the FBI every day be raping and drugging women in the 60s and 70s, especially a Black man?" Wyatt asked reporters. "Today, innocence came to Mr. Cosby with the help of these wonderful attorneys."
Wyatt spotlighted the various attorney who helped Cosby secure his release from prison. He also expressed gratitude to Cosby's wife for sticking with her husband throughout his incarceration. Wyatt added that Cosby, who is legally blind, was thrilled to be home and looked forward to reuniting with his wife and kids.
While Cosby was silent during most of the press conference, he released a statement on Twitter that read, "I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence. Thank you to all my fans, supporters and friends who stood by me through this ordeal. Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for upholding the rule of law."