It seems that Bill Cosby still views himself as a teacher and role model, based on a recent report that’s surfaced.
According to TMZ, the fallen comedian is giving his fellow inmates lectures on being good fathers, staying out of prison in the future and keeping off drugs.
Cosby was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault in April of last year after being accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a former Temple University worker. He was sentenced to 3 to 10 years behind bars.
His representative Andrew Wyatt revealed that he’s been giving up to four lectures a week in the Pennsylvania prison for the past three months, and as many as 100 inmates show up at a time.
Some of the other topics Cosby covers include inmates being better role models for their children and re-establishing relationships with them upon release. He also encourages them to keep out of prison once they’re out.
Most of the attendees are made up of an inmate group called “Man Up,” who are due for parole, which is why Cosby talks about recidivism.
There’s an employment component to his lectures as well, so he gives prisoners advice on how to properly interview and how to stay clean after they’re freed.
To get his message across, Cosby injects humor into his talks, which the inmates have reportedly taken to in a major way.
News of the 81-year-old’s lectures comes shortly after he sent a Father’s Day message that a lot of people found peculiar based on his conviction.
Plus, around 60 women have accused Cosby of either sexual impropriety, sexual assault or rape, which is another reason people found the message bizarre.
But on the other side, the veteran comic still has a lot of supporters who say he’s innocent and has been wronged by the legal system.
“Hey, Hey, Hey…It’s America’s Dad…I know it’s late, but to all of the Dads… It’s an honor to be called a Father, so let’s make today a renewed oath to fulfilling our purpose —strengthening our families and communities,” Cosby told Wyatt to tweet on Sunday.