Earlier this week, America's favorite TV dad Bill Cosby was sentenced to 3-10 years in prison for sexual assault, and now, O.J. Simpson is offering up some celebrity advice about how to handle being locked up. Simpson spent nine years behind bars for kidnapping and armed robbery, so he definitely knows a thing or two about going from the limelight and into the slammer, where everyone is treated the same. However, Simpson says that Cosby might have a harder time because "rapists are frowned upon in prison."
To date, 60 women have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them, but he was convicted for what he did to Andrea Constand 14 years ago. Cosby is already having some difficulty after a fellow inmate threw a stale hot dog bun at him, which caused the legally blind comedian to fall down a few steps. He is currently being evaluated to see which portion of the general population he will be integrated into, but O.J. Simpson says that he knows where he should be already. He goes onto say this.
"I'm sure there will be guys protecting him but they're gonna have to put him in protective custody... because it takes one nut, ya know?"
O.J. Simpson's warnings come from experience, but also from the reputation of the new facility that Bill Cosby was placed. Cosby was placed in single cell inside the brand-new SCI Phoenix correctional facility, while he is going through their evaluations. One inmate has died while in custody and the prison staff has already been accused of hate crimes and abuse since the facility opened in July of this year.
Overall, the SCI Phoenix correctional facility staff say that Bill Cosby was in good spirits when he arrived, but it is unclear how he's doing in there right now. The facility has said they plan on putting Cosby in the general population and don't think that he'll be in any real danger with the other inmates. It's unclear if the prison staff has heard the warnings of O.J. Simpson, but they probably know more about what goes on at the new facility than anyone, which is either bad or good, depending on how you look at it.
O.J. Simpson was accused of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman back in 1994. However, he was acquitted of both murder charges, despite inconsistent reports and substantial amounts of evidence that said otherwise. He was found liable for their deaths and had to pay $33.5 million to the families. Since his release from prison for unrelated charges, Simpson has been trying to get back to a normal life, though the murder charges still haunt him to this day. Sacha Baron Cohen's Who is America? series recently reminded the world of Simpson's alleged crimes in a very uncomfortable segment. This report originated from The Jasmine Report.