Bill Cosby’s former friends, Rev. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young and others, took his money then abandoned him when he reached out to them for support.
Cosby, 83, was released from prison on Wednesday, June 30, after serving two years of a three-to-10-year prison sentence on sexual assault charges.
Andrew Wyatt. Cosby’s personal spokesman, shared the details in an exclusive interview with Shelley Wynter that aired on WSB Radio’s “Word On the Street” on Tuesday, July 13.
Wyatt said Cosby and his wife Camille gave Jesse Jackson $1 million when he ran for president of the United States in 1984.
Wyatt said the Cosbys paid all of Jackson’s bills, paid off his home in Chicago (that he still lives in), purchased another home for him and Mrs. Jackson in Washington, D.C. (that they still own), loaned Jackson his private jet, and other perks.
Yet, when Cosby turned to Jackson for help during his time of need, Jackson turned his back on him.
Cosby was also generous to Ambassador Andrew Young when the Atlanta politician ran for Congress as a Democrat in 1970.
And Cosby gave $50,000 to the family of Tawana Brawley when Rev. Al Sharpton called Cosby for help.
Wyatt said when Cosby reached out to Sharpton during his trial, Sharpton told him he would call him right back and then never called.
Listen to the audio of the interview here.