Recent rumors regarding Bill Cosby’s choice to stay indoors as his sexual assault trial approaches could be the most karmic hand Mother Nature has ever played on any of her subjects.
Sources connected to The Cosby Show creator’s camp tell Page Six that the 79-year-old actor now lives in constant fear of the thought that someone might drug his food or drink — just as more than 60 women have accused Cosby of doing since the mid-1970’s — if he’s caught off-guard outside of his home.
“He and his wife [Camille] are afraid that if he stayed at a hotel, someone will find a way to poison him [or] put something in his food,” a Cosby insider relayed to the gossip column.
Referring to Bill’s actions as bordering on “paranoia,” the source went on to reveal that Cosby is so scared of possibly being poisoned that he has flat-out refused to garner temporary accommodations in Pittsburgh, where the pre-trial hearings are based.
Instead, the star is said to fly out daily to the courthouse from his residence in Philadelphia in his private jet, and back home again once deliberations are done for the day.
According to a second insider, Cosby’s recent admission of his lack of eyesight, as Time reported, is directly attached to his supposed current frame of mind.
“He’s blind, so that makes him even more vulnerable to [the idea of being] poisoned or having someone sneak into his [hotel] room,” they remarked.
“[Bill’s] even refused to drink from the courthouse fountains. Instead, he totes water bottles, along with meals, from his home 300 miles away.”
In an ironic connection, the actor currently stands accused by more than 60 women of sexual assault, with each story involving a recurring aspect: The mention of “mickeys” or other mood-altering, inhibition-lowering substances somehow being slipped in a drink offered to them by Cosby, without them knowing of it.
The first woman to share such an experience with Bill Cosby publicly, Temple University alum Andrea Constand, is incidentally the prosecution’s star witness in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial, as explained by CNN.
“In 2004, [Constand] said Cosby drugged and fondled her, and digitally penetrated her, in his home,” the report states.
In a deposition related to a previous suit from Constand, who looked to collect on a settlement that 13 other “Jane Does” had purportedly obtained through Cosby on sexual assault claims, the actor would state that the adult-themed interaction with Andrea did occur, but the act was “consensual.”
Along with his alleged worries of tainted water and possibly-toxic beef, Cosby is also said to be extra mindful of supposed spyware being installed in the hotel rooms he could possibly inhabit for a long period of time.
“He’s thinking and his team is thinking, if he’s put in a hotel room, someone will find out which room he’s staying in and they’ll put a bug or a device in the room,” the source specified.
As for who could be that interested in what Cosby’s saying or doing at any given moment, Bill believes that “plenty of people would have a motive” in gathering information on him.
“Camille really worries about him and she calls throughout the day to check on him,” the insider added about Cosby’s wife.
It appears that she may be the only person who does, however; as most of the heavy hitters who used to associate with Cosby have now apparently cut all ties with the once-in-demand star.
“Guys like [Eddie] Murphy, [Martin] Lawrence Chris Rock, [and] Dave Chappelle; guys that he paved the way for,” the source says, “they won’t offer any support.”
“He can’t even pay people to come and support him. He’s been told that agents have informed their clients that their careers would be over if they got involved [with Bill Cosby].”
Even pro-black leaders like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, who both lobbied around the late Michael Jackson in the wake of his child molestation charges from 2004 (which the singer was acquitted of) are said to be pulling an “I don’t know her” when it comes to Cosby.
“Jesse [Jackson] claims to have forgotten Bill’s number and Al Sharpton won’t even return his phone calls. Any other time, they’d at least rally to say something about innocent until otherwise proven.”
Opening arguments in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial take place on June 5, as Complex states.
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