A Page Six report came out on Sunday which sheds light on the goings-on of the two-week-long Bill Cosby rape trial, revealing that the once-beloved comic was confident throughout the court proceedings that he would be facing a mistrial and even planned for it.
“All I need is one,” Cosby, 79, reportedly chanted during courtroom breaks in the proceedings. “I only need one, man.”
Cosby and his defense team hung out in a small, third-floor conference room in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in Norristown, Pa. during the breaks.
“My dressing room,” Cosby claimed, adding that the courtroom was his “stage.”
“Steele wants me badly; he ran on getting me,” Cosby said of his prosecutor, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele. “But he doesn’t have a case.”
Cosby explained that this was the reason he declined the DA’s offer of a deal in which he would not spend time in prison for as long as he wear a monitoring bracelet and register as a sex offender.
“I’m innocent,” he stated, adding, “But most important, me and [wife] Camille went to South Africa to visit Nelson Mandela. Mandela was free, but we met him at Robben Island where he was held prisoner all of those years. I sat in that cell where he lived all those years. I saw those conditions. I heard what he ate and what he had to deal with. So, if they send me to that place, then that’s what they will do and I will have to go there.”
During the hours spent in the courthouse waiting room, Cosby seemed to enjoy the attention from visitors. Reportedly, Cosby regularly launched into his comedy shtick.
“I can’t wait to get back out there, because I have a lot to say. There’s still so much to be said,” said Cosby, expressing his optimism that the trial would put his nasty past behind him. He says he is eager to get back to his once-flourishing career. “It’s in the bones. In the blood.”
Throughout the day, he’d repeat that mantra: “Only need one. And if it’s just one, I hope that one holds on.”
Steele has already announced that he will bring Cosby back into court for round two.
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