Comedian Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille, are reportedly grappling with severe financial challenges, attributed to the multitude of lawsuits the 86-year-old actor is facing over sexual misconduct allegations. An insider revealed to RadarOnline.com that the couple is in the midst of “liquidating” assets, resorting to “second mortgages,” and selling off artwork in an attempt to navigate their dire financial situation.
The source disclosed that Bill Cosby’s ongoing legal troubles have created significant financial strain, describing the couple as being “in financial turmoil.” The insider emphasized that the lawsuits seem unending, adding to the financial woes of the once-prominent figure known as “America’s Dad.” Recent reports suggest that Cosby, whose net worth was once estimated at $400 million, is dealing with substantial tax liabilities. Allegedly owing almost $650,000 for the tax years 2019 and 2020, the actor has been hit with two tax liens—one amounting to $88,566.88 and the other to $559,573.77.
Last year, Cosby faced a substantial legal setback when he was ordered to pay $500,000 in damages to Judy Huth. The civil jury in California found that Huth had been assaulted by Cosby at the Playboy Mansion in 1975 when she was just 16 years old. The financial strain appears to be causing tension between Bill Cosby and his wife of nearly 60 years. The insider claimed that Camille is resistant to making lifestyle changes to address their financial challenges. Despite the severity of their situation, she allegedly remains in denial.
Furthermore, the source asserted that the financial troubles extend to the couple’s household staff, claiming that they haven’t been paid in some time. Bill Cosby is purportedly urging a reduction in staff, citing an inability to maintain their current lifestyle. However, Camille is reportedly unwilling to part with essential staff, expressing an attachment to their chef and other employees.
The insider characterized the financial disagreement as a “major issue” in the Cosby household, with Bill allegedly growing frustrated over the matter. Despite multiple attempts to reach out for comments, Bill Cosby’s representative, Andrew Wyatt, provided a “no comment” response. As Bill Cosby continues to grapple with legal and financial challenges, the impact on his personal life and legacy remains significant. The once-revered comedian, who served three years in prison for sexual assault, now faces a complex web of legal and financial issues that continue to unfold in the public eye.
Derek Chan – Editor