A Philadelphia law firm that represented Bill Cosby is suing the comedian for more than $282,000 in unpaid legal bills. Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis filed suit against Cosby in a Montomgery County state court while he was awaiting sentencing for sexual assault, CBS News reported Thursday (Sept. 26).
Samuel Silver, a partner in the firm, began working with Cosby in 2016, and continued representing him ahead of his conviction this past April. The lawsuit reportedly claims that Cosby paid his bills through June 30, 2017, but failed to cover additional invoices. Cosby’s team is accused of going silent following two emails where they allegedly requested payment extensions to raise money to cover the legal fees. The law firm filed a legal complaint against Cosby on September 21, according to CNN.
Earlier in the week, Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison stemming from a 2004 assault on former Temple University employee Andrea Constand. He is currently serving out his time in a Pennsylvania’s SCI Phoenix, a brand new maximum security facility. Cosby remained in “good spirits” during his first night behind bars, his spokesperson Andrew Wyatt, told CNN. Wyatt revealed that Cosby spoke to his wife Camille Cosby Wednesday (Sept. 26) morning. Camille was absent from her husband’s sentencing because he didn’t want her and other family members to be hounded by the press, Wyatt said.
Cosby’s lawyers plan to appeal the conviction.