Bill Cosby aiming to claw back 'hundreds of thousands' of taxpayer dollars in 'compensation' after prison release

BILL Cosby plans to claw back ''hundreds of thousands'' of taxpayer dollars in ''compensation'' for his time behind bars.

The 83-year-old disgraced comedian was released from prison on June 30 after Pennsylvania's highest court overturned his sexual assault conviction.

And now his publicist Andrew Wyatt says that he hopes to win ''a couple hundred grand'' in compensation.

During an interview on  The Domenick Nati Show he said: ''We are looking at what recourse, what legal recourse we can take against the state of Pennsylvania.

''We are looking at all legal angles for those things right now.''

When asked if Cosby is owed money for every day he spent in prison he responded: ''He's owed money. It's a lot of owed money.

''Our attorneys are filing the paperwork now. He is owed a lot of money.''

Last week it was reported that Cosby and his wife Camille considered taking a lawsuit against Montgomery County angered by the three years he spent incarcerated.

According to TMZ, the legal team was thinking of suing for abuse of process over the aggravated indecent assault conviction. 

It was revealed on Thursday that Cosby was asleep in his cell at SCI Phoenix in Collegeville when a guard came to tell him he would be released. 

“What are you talking about?” he reportedly asked.

The TV star was released on Wednesday afternoon after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court found he should never have been prosecuted due to the agreement with  Montgomery County DA Bruce Castor. 

Castor had opted not to file charges against Cosby in 2005, "thereby allowing Cosby to be forced to testify in a subsequent civil action."

The comedian had been convicted of drugging and molesting the Temple University employee at his suburban estate.

He had vowed to serve all 10 years rather than acknowledge any remorse over the 2004 encounter with accuser Andrea Constand.

More than 50 women across the US have accused Cosby of sexual assault and misconduct, but statutes of limitations in their cases make further prosecution unlikely.

Following his shock prison release, he was pictured returning home to visit his wife of 50-years Camille.

Meanwhile, Wyatt claimed that Cosby is in contracts with "documentary people" and may not be speaking to the press himself as a result, reported.

He also said that Cosby wants to hit the road and go on a comedy tour.

He said several comedy clubs say they are open to the idea.

Wyatt added: "The world wants to see Mr Cosby."

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