Bill Cosby's PR Team Says Tour Is Not About Sexual Assault
UPDATE: Bill Cosby's PR team has rescinded initial comments made about his forthcoming "town hall" tour, now saying that it will not focus on teaching people about sexual assault accusations.
Speaking with CNN, Cosby's publicist Ebonee Benson said that the town halls are focused on restoring Cosby's legacy.
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Following the mistrial of Bill Cosby's sexual assault case, the entertainer has plans to embark on a summer tour to teach people how to avoid being accused of sexual assault.
Cosby's publicists Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson announced the news in an interview with Good Day Alabama (which was picked up by TMZ) and it seems that the tour will not actually focus on sexual assault awareness and prevention but Cosby, who will primarily advise "athletes" and "married men" on how to handle allegations of sexual assault.
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"They need to know what they're facing when they're hanging out at parties and doing certain things they shouldn't be doing," Wyatt said. "The statute of limitations for victims of sexual assault are being extended, so this is why people need to be educated [that] a brush against a shoulder — anything, at this point — can be considered sexual assault. It's a good thing to be educated about the laws."
After six days of deliberation, discussion and debate, seven men and five women were unable to render a unanimous verdict on any of the three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault charges on Bill Cosby, who has been accused by more than 50 women of assault.
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Cosby's tour is expected to begin sometime in July.