Bill Cosby currently working ‘every day’ on planned book and TV show

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Bill Cosby currently working 'every day' on planned book and TV show

Newly freed comedian Bill Cosby is a recluse because he’s obsessively working on a book and TV show — one he started discussing with producers while still behind bars for sexual assault, his rep has revealed.

“Things are happening. He’s working on a number of projects right now, a number of ideas for a TV show,” Cosby’s spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, told Fox News on Thursday.

Wyatt refused to dish on details about the show, but he confirmed that the one-time “America’s Dad” had started chatting to producers about it while he was still an inmate at State Correctional Institute-Phoenix, in Montgomery County, Penn.

“He’s been working on this particular project now for a year and a half,” he said of the 84-year-old “The Cosby Show” star, who was freed in July on a legal technicality. 

“When he was a resident of SCI Phoenix he would have phone calls with producers,” said Wyatt, who has previously said the star planned a docu-series about his experiences behind bars.

Because Cosby was limited to how many calls he was made from inside — where he was serving three to 10 years on three counts of aggravated indecent assault — he could only chat to the producers “probably two, three times a week,” Wyatt told Fox News.

Newly freed comedian Bill Cosby is a recluse because he's obsessively working on a book and TV show -- one he started discussing with producers.
Newly freed comedian Bill Cosby is a recluse because he’s obsessively working on a book and TV show — one he started discussing with producers.
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Now he’s back home, the planned TV show “has him on the phone with producers, working with guys every day,” Wyatt added, saying the one-time beloved star is “giving his creative ideas and input.”

“He’s on the phone almost every day for the book as well,” said Wyatt, who previously revealed that Cosby was working with author Frederick Williams to relive his experiences on trial and in prison.

“He’s working. That’s why people don’t see him as much,” the rep said.

“That’s his primary focus since he’s gotten out — to come out and be able to have projects and to work with people who want to work with him,” Wyatt told Fox. 

Still, Cosby has ditched one planned project — putting on hold his plan to go on a US stage tour, Wyatt separately told TMZ this week.

One of Bill Cosby's accusers was Andrea Constand.
One of Bill Cosby’s accusers was Andrea Constand.
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The rep blamed the ongoing civil lawsuit brought by another accuser, Judy Huth, who accuses him of molesting her at the Playboy Mansion more than 40 years ago when she was aged just 15.

A hearing in the case is scheduled for Sept. 30, and Cosby fears headlines about the ongoing lawsuit would overshadow his tour, which had interest from dozens of potential producers, Wyatt said.

Cosby was unexpectedly released in July after Pennsylvania’s highest court ruled that a prosecutor’s decades-old immunity agreement should have shielded him from the criminal charges he was convicted over.

Accuser Andrea Constand released her own book about the case this week, and told NBC News that it felt “disgusting” to watch his “arrogance” as he celebrated his freedom.

“He’s a sexually violent predator, who basically was let out of jail,” she insisted of the comedian who has faced accusations by dozens of women.

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