Bill Cosby will be back in court for a new trial on a sex abuse charge, but that doesn’t mean he’s not still a big deal.
In a video posted on Twitter by comedian and author Bill Cosby, the “America’s Got Talent” actor talked about how he has been dealing with “mental issues” since the sexual assault charges were announced in December of last year.
Cosby was charged in September after a Los Angeles court found him guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004.
The actor said in the video that he was “deeply affected” by the verdict.
“You don’t get to make this decision about how you want to live your life and then just leave it at that,” he said.
“It wasn’t like, ‘Oh, I’m gonna live my life and be the clown that I always wanted to be.'”
Cosby’s lawyers said in a statement they plan to appeal the conviction.
The comedian’s attorney, Marty Singer, said Cosby is “not in a position to comment” on the trial and would be “more than happy to be out of it.”
“Bill Cosby is not the clown he once was and he never will be,” Singer said.