Bill Cosby is no longer in prison but he’s still in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The disgraced TV host is the subject of a docuseries that examines his rise and fall from the limelight.

The “Cosby Show” star’s rep issued a hard-hitting statement to People ahead of the much anticipated premier of the four-part docuseries, referring to it as a publicity stunt.

“Let’s talk about Bill Cosby,” the statement said. It continued, “Mr. Cosby has spent more than 50 years standing with the excluded; made it possible for some to be included; standing with the disenfranchised; and standing with those women and men who were denied respectful work … because of race and gender … within the expanses of the entertainment industries.”

“Let’s talk about Bill Cosby. Mr. Cosby continues to be the target of numerous media that have, for too many years, distorted and omitted truths … intentionally. Despite media’s repetitive reports of allegations against Mr. Cosby, none have ever been proven in any court of law.”

“We Need to Talk About Cosby” will air on Showtime this Sunday (Jan. 30). The W. Kamau Bell-helmed project documents the scathing sexual assault allegations and the subsequent conviction of the 84-year-old.

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