Bill Cosby on R. Kelly Trial: ‘The Deck Was Stacked Against Robert’

Bill Cosby Arrives at Court (Credit: YouTube)

Bill Cosby is coming to R. Kelly’s defense, saying the convicted R&B singer had the deck stacked against him in his sex-trafficking trial.

Cosby’s spokesman Andrew Wyatt shared the 84-year-old comedian’s thoughts in an interview Tuesday with the New York Post.

“The deck was stacked against Robert,” said Wyatt. “His constitutional rights were grossly abused. I don’t know anywhere but in this country in the United States that a documentary can bring criminal charges against someone.”

Wyatt was referring to Lifetime’s bombshell documentary series Surviving R. Kelly and Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning, which premiered in 2019. The series brought renewed attention to the decades-long sexual abuse allegations against the “Ignition” artist.

Related Story: Rap Legend Chuck D Under Fire for R. Kelly Comments: ‘Not You Being an Apologist’

“He also didn’t have the resources and means, he should have asked for support from the court. He would have gotten better representation,” Wyatt insisted.

Wyatt expressed other thoughts Cosby had such as, “This is a guy who made the song ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ when there were rumors about young girls. The song played at every wedding and in every church. He was doing music with Lady Gaga!”

On Monday afternoon, a federal jury in Brooklyn, New York handed down its verdict — R. Kelly was found guilty of racketeering and eight violations of an anti-sex-trafficking law. The jury’s decision asserts Kelly was the ringleader of a scheme that recruited women and underage girls for sex.

While Kelly faces anywhere from 10 years to life in prison, Cosby was able to walk away a free man after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his sexual assault conviction in June.