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Cosby still 'America's Dad,' spokesman insists

Monday, September 24, 2018

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PENNSYLVANIA, United States (AP) — Bill Cosby's spokesman insists the 81-year-old comedian is "still America's Dad" despite his conviction on sexual assault charges.

Andrew Wyatt spoke to reporters as he walked into a suburban Philadelphia courthouse Monday afternoon. Cosby's in court to be sentenced for drugging and molesting a woman at his home in 2004. Wyatt says Cosby's team is telling him to "stay strong and stay focused." He said Cosby's in "great spirits."

Cosby became known as America's Dad for his role as Dr Cliff Huxtable on the top-rated "Cosby Show." Wyatt says "they won't ever take that away. You can't take away the legacy."

Some 60 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault, but only one case went to trial. Cosby was convicted in April and faces years in prison.

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