Report: Documentary about Bill Cosby scrapped

A documentary featuring actor-comedian Bill Cosby has been shelved, according to a report.

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Variety, quoting a source “familiar with the matter,” said the Lionsgate production, which has been in the works for several years, will not be made.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on June 30 overturned the sexual assault conviction of Cosby, 83, due to an agreement made with a previous prosecutor that prevented him from being charged in the case.

A spokesperson for Lionsgate did not respond to Variety’s request for comment, nor did he answer questions about the project itself, such as who its producers and director were.

Cosby was convicted in 2018 on three counts of aggravated indecent assault and sentenced to three to 10 years in prison. A jury decided that Cosby drugged and molested Andrea Constand, who then worked as the director of operations for Temple University’s women’s basketball team, at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

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Cosby denied the accusations, but settled a lawsuit with Constand in 2006 for a sum that was later revealed to be nearly $3.4 million, Variety reported.

The comedian contended that he and Constand shared a consensual sexual encounter.

Dozens of women have made accusations that Cosby had drugged and assaulted them, but Constand’s case was the only one to result in criminal charges.

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