Bill Cosby Hit With $2.75 Million Legal Bill

A judge ruled on Friday that Cosby must pay his remaining legal fees

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Bill Cosby walks after it was announced a verdict is in at the Montgomery County Courthouse for day fourteen of his sexual assault retrial on April 26, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. (Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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By Bonnie Stiernberg / September 25, 2019 12:57 pm

As his first year in prison comes to an end, Bill Cosby has been slapped with a $2.75 million legal bill after a judge rejected his claim that the bill was “egregious” on Friday (Sept. 20th).

Cosby, who is currently serving a three-to-10-year sentence in a suburban Philadelphia prison for drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004, was initially billed $9 million by legal firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. He challenged it, and it was brought down to $6.7 million in arbitration. He previously paid $2 million, and his insurer AIG paid $2.3 million, but he has now been ordered to pay the remainder.

Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt declined to comment on the bill — which includes legal fees, arbitration fees and interest — but he did provide details about how the 82-year-old is holding up behind bars, saying that the disgraced comedian is mentoring other inmates and that he “looks amazing.”

Back in February, Wyatt said that Cosby has had no family visitors during his stay in prison. “He doesn’t want to have them in that environment,” he said. “Why put them in that position, to make it turn into some form of a circus?”

The Pennsylvania Superior Court is weighing Cosby’s appeal of his 2018 conviction. Cosby reportedly has a net worth of $400 million.

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