Blind Bill Cosby Living In Fear Of Being Bugged Or Drugged
How’s this for irony? Bill Cosby has been avoiding staying in hotels in Pittsburgh during pre-trial hearings and jury selection as he prepares for his June 5 sex assault trial in Philly because he fears someone will take advantage of his blindness and either DRUG him or BUG his room… So this guy gets up at 2:30 am to fly his private jet from Philadelphia instead.
SMH. Hard to feel sorry for a guy with a private jet at his disposal. Riiight?
According to Page Six reports:
“He and his wife are afraid that if he stayed at a hotel, someone will find a way to poison him, put something in his food,” a source who works closely with the Cosby camp said.
“He’s blind … so that makes him even more vulnerable to [being] poisoned or to having someone sneak into his room,” said a second source close to the family.
Get this — Cosby won’t even drink from the water fountain at the courthouse. He brings his own food and water bottles from home. It’s not just being poisoned or drugged that he fears. The Cos is also concerned someone may be listening to his convos.
“He’s thinking and his team is thinking, if he’s put in a hotel room, someone will find out which room he’s staying in and they’ll put a bug or a device in the room,” the source said.
The comedian believes “plenty of people … would have a motive,” the family source said.
Cosby’s wife, Camille, “really worries about him and she calls throughout the day to check on him,” the source added.
Awwww poor Pill Cosby… The Page Six sources also claim he’s feeling pretty isolated and abandoned, especially by “friends” in Hollywood, the civil-rights community and the media.
He feels Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock and Sinbad – comedians he helped early in their careers — have not rallied around him.
“Guys like Murphy, Lawrence and Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, guys that he paved the way for … they won’t offer any support,” the family source believes.
“He can’t even pay people to come and support him,” the source continued. “He’s been told that agents have informed their clients that their careers would be over if they got involved.
“We’re not asking anyone to testify. We are asking those whom he’s helped, maybe they can call or come sit in the courtroom and see for themselves what’s happening … before turning your back.”
“Jesse [Jackson] claims to have forgotten Bill’s number and Al Sharpton won’t even return his phone calls,” the source inside the camp said.
“Both of them were vocal in their support of Michael Jackson and the charges against Mike involved kids,” the source added. “So, is this really that toxic when you compare the two? Any other time they’d at least rally to say something about innocent until otherwise proven.”
This is definitely a tricky situation considering Cosby definitely helped fund a lot of causes for some of these folks… It’s just hard to see showing support for something who is being accused of rape by 60 women!
“I know there were meetings scheduled between Cosby’s team and Lester Holt. Every time we scheduled, Holt kept canceling and this kept happening,” the family source said. “Finally, we were told NBC had forbidden Lester Holt to meet with or have dinner with Bill Cosby.”
It’s so bad out here for Bill he can’t even get a crisis manager to work with him.
“Everyone says any affiliation is too toxic,” the family source said of two crisis firms that jumped ship despite seven-figure agreements. “Money exchanged hands, then the excuses came.”
Can they really blame folks though? Out of 20 something people named on Cosby’s witness list, actress Diahann Carroll (who is 81) has been the only person to sho up for the comedian.
Cosby is currently facing up to 10 years in prison if he’s convicted of drugging and assaulting former Temple University athlete Andrea Constand in 2004. She was 31 at the time. Cosby claims he’s innocent.