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Cosby Team Blaming 'Falsified Evidence' and Race in Conviction

September 25, 2018 - 3:29 pm
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(AP) -- Bill Cosby's wife is claiming a prosecutor used "falsified evidence" to win a conviction against him.

Camille Cosby released a statement after her husband was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. She claims District Attorney Kevin Steele, at trial, presented doctored audio of a recorded phone conversation between Cosby and the accuser's mother. She says the defense team plans to raise the issue on appeal.

Steele rejected the allegation, saying: "It that's what they've got, it's beyond a hail Mary."

Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt, meanwhile, says the 81-year-old comedian is "doing great" after learning his sentence.

Wyatt says Cosby "knows that these are lies," adding: "You know what this country has done to black men for centuries."

A prosecutor says Bill Cosby has been "unmasked" as a predator now that he's been convicted and sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said the 81-year-old used his fame and fortune to "hide his true self and hide his crimes," intimidating his victims into keeping them silent for decades.

But the prosecutor said "justice was served" after a judge sentenced Cosby on Tuesday to three to 10 years in state prison.

Chief accuser Andrea Constand stood next to Steele at a news conference but did not address the media.

Cosby was convicted in April of knocking Constand out with pills and molesting her at his suburban Philadelphia home. She's among about 60 women who came forward to accuse Cosby of sexual misconduct.