After Bill Cosby's latest mug shot makes the rounds, a new photo is posted 'to reassure his family and supporters that he is doing ok during this pandemic'

Bill Cosby mug shot taken on Sept. 4, 2020.
Bill Cosby mug shot taken on Sept. 4, 2020. Photo credit Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Bill Cosby nearly broke the internet Tuesday with a pair of head-turning photos.

Several hours after his latest mug shot was circulated in the media -- it attracted attention, in particular, because of his smile and the mask hanging around his neck -- a photo was posted to the disgraced comic's Twitter account to reassure his supporters that he is faring well.

"This photo was taken by his publicist, Andrew Wyatt, during his first virtual video conference call with Mr. Cosby last week," read the tweeted. "We are posting this to reassure his family and supporters that he is doing ok during this pandemic."

The tweet includes a blurry photo of Cosby -- pulling his mask away -- using what appears to be a prison telephone.

Cosby, 83, was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison in Sept. 2018 for sexual assault involving a former Temple University employee, Andrea Constand, who accused him of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2004.

Cosby says the encounter was consensual. The appeal of his conviction will be heard by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Dec. 1.

In this handout image provided by the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, Bill Cosby poses for a mugshot on September 25, 2018 in Eagleville, Pennsylvania. Cosby was sentenced to three-to 10-years for sexual assault.
In this handout image provided by the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, Bill Cosby poses for a mugshot on September 25, 2018 in Eagleville, Pennsylvania. Cosby was sentenced to three-to 10-years for sexual assault. Photo credit Montgomery County Correctional Facility via Getty Images
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