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Bill Cosby is going from the big house to the big screen.
The disgraced comedian was sprung from State Correctional Institute-Phoenix, in Montgomery County, Penn., on Wednesday after his sexual assault conviction was dismissed because of a prosecutor’s decades-old agreement.
Now, Cosby said he is working with Michelle Major on a documentary, reportedly to be produced by Lionsgate Entertainment, about his case. According to the former sitcom star, it’s almost complete and Cosby only needs to sit for his interview, which should occur in the next few weeks.
Major — a former producer of “Good Morning America” and executive producer of Vice Media’s “Black Lives Matter: A Global Reckoning” — is said to have attended Cosby’s trial.
Neither Major nor a spokesperson for Lionsgate returned calls for comment.
Cosby, who met up with his wife, Camille, at their Upper East Side townhouse, also revealed that he is “probably” going to participate in a book about his story, though it is undecided if he will write it himself, and that he has already spoken with his tour manager and plans to return to the stage.
The comedian — who said he feasted on pizza, collard greens and chicken post-release — claimed he is on a mission to get “the truth out and get people to understand that this is serious it must be revealed what happened.”
He said he will work to support people who have been falsely accused in court and wrongly tried and convicted. “We can’t let up. We’ve got to mobilize,” Cosby said. “We’ve got to get the NAACP and it’s Crisis Magazine involved and black journalists, black men writers, black women writers, everyone must put their pen to paper and get the truth out.”
The editor of Crisis magazine referred The Post to a spokesperson for the NAACP who did not return a request for comment.
Cosby, who served more than two years of a three-to-10-year sentence for felony aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand, was not released because the court found him to have been falsely accused.
His release stems from a 2005 agreement made with Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor Jr. that promised to shield Cosby from criminal charges on the matter in exchange for the comedian giving a deposition in Constand’s civil case against him. In 2017, days before the statute of limitations was set to expire, Castor’s successor Kevin Steele filed charges against Cosby.
As for Cosby’s return plans, one well-known celebrity crisis communications specialist told The Post that there is a slim chance for success.
“For someone whose reputation is so damaged, this is potentially the best strategy among limited options. If he follows through by highlighting and potentially financing successful appeals of others claiming egregious prosecutorial misconduct, this approach could potentially salvage something positive for his legacy,” said the crisis specialist, who asked not to be named as Cosby is not a client. “But, with so many accusations and such damning testimony against him, it will not rehabilitate his image.”
Cosby was interviewed by Stacy Brown for The Post
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