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A judge denied Bill Cosby's parole petition after he refused to participate in sex offender therapy.

Cosby 83, was sentenced to 3-10 years in prison in 2018 following his conviction on sexual assault charges.

Cosby's parole petition was denied by the Pennsylvania Parole Board after he refused to participate in a therapy program for sexually violent predators.

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Cosby's spokesman Andrew Wyatt told NBC News that his client expected to be turned down.

Wyatt said the news that Cosby's parole was denied was "not a surprise to Mr. Cosby, his family, his friends and/or his legal team."

"Mr. Cosby has vehemently proclaimed his innocence and continues to deny all allegations made against him, as being false, without the sheer evidence of any proof," Wyatt said.

"Today, Mr. Cosby continues to remain hopeful that the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court will issue an opinion to vacate his conviction or warrant him a new trial."

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'90s sitcom star Jaleel White reflected on "cancel culture" and the impact Bill Cosby made on his career, despite Cosby's behavior that sent him to prison.

Jaleel, 44, described Mr. Cosby as a mentor to former child stars like himself whose lives were positively affected by the legendary actor.

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"I don't have a dog in the fight at all when it comes to Mr. Cosby," Jaleel told "Daily Blast Live" co-hosts Jeff Schroeder, Al Jackson and Sam Schacher.

The "Family Matters" star says he doesn't condone the actions that led Bill Cosby to prison, but he does acknowledge the impact Cosby made on his career when he was young.

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"I will say that when I was young, he was a mentor to me, and he had a very big impact on my representation at a particular point in my life. So, it's tough for people like myself, like Raven-Symoné, or the children who grew up on that show ['The Cosby Show'] who are now full grown adults, Keshia [Knight Pulliam], Malcolm [Malcolm-Jamal Warner], and even myself who, our childhoods were affected by this man."

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"Cancel culture says 'you will not talk about him, you will not address him, you will not even discuss the impact that he had on you,'" said Jaleel, pictured with his 12-year-old daughter, Samaya White.

"That's not fair to us at all. That's not fair to the legacies that we have. I always just like to put it in a proper context, when I talk about Mr. Cosby, I am not condoning his actions at all, but there are other stories to be told about how Mr. Cosby affected a lot of people's lives."

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Debbie Allen spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the roadblock to bringing back A Different World.

The 71-year-old actress, dancer and choreographer said Bill Cosby's attachment to the original sitcom series is the roadblock that prevents a reboot from happening any time soon.

"We've been wanting to do it forever. Honestly, it's strapped behind the whole situation with Mr. [Bill] Cosby — which is unfortunate," she said. "But the show was his idea. There's a studio and network situation where they can't allow any money to go into his company. I said, 'Can't we contribute it to schools or something?' But you can't take somebody's name off of a show. A Different World needs to have a second life, and we know how to do it. I was so close to doing it with Issa Rae."

She continued: "We were going to do it again, yeah. Then the question was posed, 'Will he take his name off of it?' And that's not going to happen. It's sad because we need it right now."

Cosby, 83, is currently serving 3–10 years in state prison in Pennsylvania on aggravated sex assault charges.

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Bill Cosby's wife Camille is looking forward to her husband coming home while getting a chance to appeal his sexual assault conviction.

The disgraced comedian was sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison in 2018 after he was found guilty of drugging and raping Temple University staff member Andrea Constand in 2004.

The star has repeatedly tried and failed to have the conviction overturned, arguing he did not receive a fair trial.

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to review two aspects of the case against Cosby.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will also examine whether a prosecutor told Cosby he will not face criminal charges in Constand's case after she accepted a financial settlement from the actor.

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Camille is feeling optimistic that he will be released home while his case is under appeal.

She told ABC News Prime: "There are possibilities now. Finally, there is a court ... that has said, 'Wait a minute. There are some problems here. They can be considered for appeal.'"

She added: "I am very, very pleased... but now I'm looking at something that is possible. Possible for vindication. That is the goal."

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The 82-year-old comedian has been incarcerated for almost two years, but producer Camille said she has not visited her husband in prison.

"I do not want to see my husband in that kind of environment, and he doesn't want me to see him in that kind of environment either."

Camille insisted she and her husband communicate every day by phone.

Cosby's representative revealed the actor was "extremely thankful" to the court judges for granting him an opportunity to fight the case, reported Variety magazine.

"As we have all stated, the false conviction of Bill Cosby is so much bigger than him - it's about the destruction of ALL Black people and people of color in America," the spokesperson added.

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Bill Cosby won the right to appeal his 2018 sexual assault conviction on the grounds that the comedian didn't receive a fair trial.

It isn't clear if Cosby will be freed on bond while his case is on appeal.

The 82-year-old is currently serving a 3 to 10-year sentence after a jury found him guilty of drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand during a second trial in 2004. The jury in the first case deadlocked.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will review whether prosecutors were allowed to call five additional female accusers to testify against Cosby. And whether evidence was introduced that Cosby gave women quaaludes in the past.

According to Page Six, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will also examine whether a prosecutor told Cosby he would never face criminal charges in Constand's case after she accepted a large settlement payment from him.

Cosby's previous request to be released from prison due to the coronavirus pandemic was denied.

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Eddie returned to Saturday Night Live for the first time in 35 years on Saturday, Dec. 21. But at least one comedian didn't think he was funny.

Bill Cosby's reps called Murphy a "Hollywood slave" after the comedian took a jab at his elderly colleague, who is currently behind bars.

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Murphy, 2nd from left, is pictured with Cosby, 2nd from right, in a photo taken at a charity softball game in 1989. Also pictured are Redd Foxx, left, Sidney Poitier, center, and Richard Pryor.

Murphy, 58, dissed Cosby in his opening monologue when he mentioned the 82-year-old comedian's conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

"My kids are actually pretty much my whole life now," Murphy said. "And you know what - if you told me thirty years ago that I would be this boring stay-at-home, you know, house dad, and Bill Cosby would be in jail? Even I would have taken that bet. Who is America's dad now?"

In response to Murphy's apparent jab, Cosby's publicist Andre Wyatt took to Instagram to demand respect:

"Mr. Cosby became the first Black to win an Emmy for his role in I Spy and Mr. Cosby broke color barriers in the Entertainment Industry, so that Blacks like Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappell, Kevin Hart and et al., could have an opportunity to showcase their talents for many generations to come."

He continued:

"It is sad that Mr. Murphy would take this glorious moment of returning to SNL and make disparaging remarks against Mr. Cosby. One would think that Mr. Murphy was given his freedom to leave the plantation, so that he could make his own decisions; but he decided to sell himself back to being a Hollywood Slave."

Comparing Murphy to Stepin Fetchit, a Vaudeville comedian who was famous for his condescending Negro act, Wyatt wrote:

"Stepin Fetchit plus cooning equals the destruction of Black Men in Hollywood. Remember, Mr. Murphy, that Bill Cosby became legendary because he used comedy to humanize all races, religions and genders; but your attacking Mr. Cosby helps you embark on just becoming click bait. Hopefully, you will be amenable to having a meeting of the minds conversation, in order to discuss how we can use our collective platforms to enhance Black people rather than bringing all of us down together."