Newly Released Bill Cosby Fires Off Social Media Defence Against Sexual Assault Allegations

 A newly freed and defiant Bill Cosby fired off a volley of tweets on Thursday, denying ever drugging women or having non-consensual sex, and accusing the news media of taking his words out of context. 

The disgraced 83-year-old comedian made those remarks just one day after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unexpectedly overturned his sexual assault conviction, setting him free less than three years into his sentence and ruling that he could not be prosecuted for the same crime again. 

'In response to the rhetoric that the media keeps pushing, Bill Cosby never admitted in his deposition testimony, or anywhere else, to nonconsensual sexual contact with any woman and/or the drugging of anyone — he has never admitted to spiking drinks, as the media would like you to believe,' the statement sent out from Cosby's Twitter account read. 

'He has steadfastly maintained his innocence, before and after being falsely convicted of aggravated indecent assault.

The former Cosby Show star then proceeded to rail against the 'mainstream media,' alleging that news outlets have 'irresponsibly, egregiously and inexcusably misled the public with out of context coverage regarding Bill Cosby's deposition testimony. This shall serve as a grave reminder of the consequences that come with lying to the American people to satisfy an agenda.

The thread concluded with another barb directed at the media, this time through a  quote from civil rights icon Malcolm X, who once said: 'the media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.' 

On the day of his release from state prison, a victorious Cosby tweeted that he has always maintained his innocence, and thanked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for 'upholding the rule of law.' 

The comic once known as 'America's Dad' regained his freedom after the state's highest court concluded that the prosecutor who brought the sexual assault case against him was bound by his predecessor's agreement not to charge Cosby. 

Cosby was arrested in 2015 for allegedly drugging and violating Temple University sports administrator Andrea Constand in 2004.

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