TMZ is reporting that police swarmed Bill Cosby’s Pennsylvania mansion as he hosted a party for his 81st birthday, but the disgraced comedian’s reps say it simply isn’t true.
According to TMZ, police sources said authorities in Cheltenham received a call complaining of loud music on Cosby’s street, adding that “about four units responded…a couple in front of Cosby’s home and some went around back.”
A witness said that “loud jazz music” was coming from the convicted criminal’s property. Citing dispatch audio, TMZ reports a caller made claims that the music had been playing since 7 a.m., leading authorities to flock to the area surrounding his home.
However, Cosby’s reps, Andrew V. Wyatt and Ebonee M. Benson, told TMZ, “No police officers entered the property nor did any officer from Montgomery County make a request that the ‘live’ 5-piece band for Mr. Cosby’s birthday celebration, halt their music.”
The reps said it is commonplace for police to patrol outside of Cosby’s home as a security measure.
“Mr. Cosby, along with his bride [Mrs. Cosby], family and friends enjoyed beautiful jazz music to honor Mr. Cosby’s 81st Birthday, however, at least 4 Montgomery County Patrol Cars are always parked outside Mr. Cosby’s Philadelphia home for security purposes.”
Cosby is facing up to 30 years in prison after being found guilty in April of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, as CrimeOnline previously reported. He is currently on house arrest awaiting sentencing that is set to take place during a two-day hearing from September 24-25.
[Feature image: Bill Cosby/Victoria Will for Invision via AP]