After challenging it, Bill Cosby is now stuck with a $2.75 million legal bill. The charge is from a law firm that represented him during his initial sexual assault trial in 2017.
A judge made the decision on Friday, which was in favor of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, based in Los Angeles. Cosby said the bill amount was “egregious,” which is something the judge obviously disagreed with. The decision came after Cosby challenged a California arbitration award that upheld nearly $7 million in legal fees from the firm.
Tuesday marked exactly one year that Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison after he was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
It was said the fallen comedian drugged and sexually assaulted former Temple University worker Andrea Constand in January of 2004. Before Cosby was convicted, 60 other women said he drugged and sexually assaulted them as well.
From behind bars, the 82-year-old has been slamming the prosecution as well the judge that sentenced him and said he’s been treated unfairly because of his beliefs.
Cosby also stated that his efforts to unite different types of people have landed him in prison, and he called himself a political prisoner back in February.
“My political beliefs, my actions of trying to humanize all races, genders, and religions landed me in this place surrounded by barb wire fencing, a room made of steel and iron,” he said in a statement.
“So, I now have a temporary residence that resembles the quarters of some of the Greatest Political Prisoners: Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Randal Robinson and Dr. Benjamin Chavis,” added Cosby. “I stand upright as a Political Prisoner and I Smile. The Truth is Strong!”