Bill Cosby, who was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004, is facing more legal trouble.
Cosby, known as “inmate NN7687” by the Pennsylvania State Department of Corrections, supposedly still owes his former law firm, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, a whopping $282,948 for services, according to published reports.
The lawsuit, initially filed Sept. 21, alleges that the 81-year-old actor hasn’t paid one of the firm’s lawyers, Samuel Silver, a dime since June 2017.
Silver, who stepped down as Cosby’s legal representative in January 2018, also wants the Hollywood icon to pay a 1.5 percent late fee in addition to the unpaid balance.
Cosby’s wife, Camille Cosby, had been in ongoing payment negotiations with the lawyer prior to the filing.
In December 2017, Camille promised to satisfy Silver’s bill by the second week of January. Silver never saw the money, and he reportedly continued to make attempts to collect the cash throughout spring and summer.
Then in July, Silver received a message from The Cosby Show alum’s assistant, Debbie Meister, promising that funds would reach him by Aug. 15. Once again, the payment was never received.
Andrew Wyatt, the lawyer who is currently representing the man once known as “America’s Dad,” has yet to issue a statement regarding the lawsuit.