Autumn Jackson says she's sorry for Cosby extortion plot
December 11, 1997
Web posted at: 3:14 p.m. EST (2014 GMT)
NEW YORK (CNN) -- The woman who faces sentencing Friday for
trying to extort $40 million from comedian Bill Cosby has
apologized in a letter sent to the judge, court documents
Jackson's apology is in a packet of information sent from her lawyer to federal Judge Barbara Jones, arguing for leniency in his client's sentence.
The letter written by attorney Robert Baum says Jackson now
realizes her actions caused Cosby "great pain and
embarrassment," and that she now "realizes, painfully, that
she will never have any relationship with the famous man she
has always believed to be her father."
Jackson was convicted in July of plotting to extort the money
from Cosby by telling the tabloids she was his out-of-wedlock
daughter. Cosby admitted having an affair with Jackson's
mother, but said he does not believe Jackson is his daughter.
After the trial, Cosby agreed to submit to a paternity test, but Jackson and her mother refused to cooperate.