The Cos has been denied

Actor Bill Cosby won't be paroled this year after refusing to participate in sex offender programs during his nearly three years in state prison in Pennsylvania.

The 83-year-old Cosby has long said he would resist the treatment programs andrefuse to acknowledge wrongdoingeven if it means serving the full 10-year sentence. This is the first year he was eligible for parole under thethree- to 10-year sentencehanded down after his 2018 conviction.

Cosby spokesperson Andrew Wyatt called the decision "appalling" and said Cosby "vehemently proclaims his innocence.