Bill Cosby Is Reportedly Playing His TV Character Dr. Huxtable In Prison

A source alleges Bill Cosby is taking appointments and “diagnosing” inmates.

February 04, 2019
Bill Cosby [The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia/Wikimedia Commons]

Bill Cosby [The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia/Wikimedia Commons]

Bill Cosby [The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia/Wikimedia Commons]

By: Mike McPadden

COLLEGEVILLE, PA — According to reports, comedy icon turned convicted sex offender Bill Cosby is passing time in prison by pretending to be Dr. Cliff Huxtable, the physician role he played for eight seasons on the TV’s The Cosby Show.

As originally reported by Radar Online, an inside source claims that Cosby dresses up as Dr. Huxtable by wearing a bedsheet like an “apron,” whereupon he offers health-related advice to other inmates.

The source is quoted as saying: “[Cosby] believes he learned a lot about how to cure people and speak to patients after playing Dr. Huxtable…. He is accepting appointments from inmates to help diagnose anything from a cold to obesity. If he thinks they’re incurable, he refers them to the infirmary with a ‘preliminary diagnosis.’”

The same insider also claimed Cosby said “his medical skills are ‘a tad rusty’ since he played Dr. Huxtable, but he’s still ‘hip’ to the ‘role.'”

Cosby allegedly doesn’t think highly of the medical staff at the SCI Phoenix correctional facility, however, reportedly describing them as “overeducated, unintelligent children with a clipboard.”

Cosby’s publicist Andrew Wyatt confirmed that his client "has regular and in-depth discussions about getting better nutrition for the residents. Getting them on natural supplements because residents and officers have major health problems."

A relative of another inmate alleges that the SCI Phoenix authorities are allowing Cosby to role-play to avoid conflict. The relative was quoted as saying, "[An inmate] was told to follow along with whatever Cosby says. He's old, so the prison staff just wants no problems. He hopes to get a job in the infirmary, this way they keep him in there. The prison does not intend on moving him, so we just play along to make him feel better."

Bill Cosby is serving a minimum of three years and possibly up to 10 years for sexual assault.

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