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Oscars Gary from Chicago: attempted rapist jailed since 94

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Stacy Diaz | 01 March, 2017, 00:47

I nearly come to tears.

After spending about 20 years in prison, Coe was re-sentenced under the Three Strikes Reform Act to just six years.

In the wake of Coe's appearance on the Oscars, Coe's public defender, attorney Karen Nash, posted on her Facebook page that Coe received a life sentence for "stealing perfume".

The couple, who were plucked off Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday by the folks setting up Kimmel's stunt, were chatting up Chicago media on Monday, and the Chicago Bulls tweeted, "Gary from Chicago!". He kissed the hands of several celebrities sitting in the front row and Denzel Washington even pretended to marry him and Vines with Kimmel standing right there.

During his time in prison, Coe became religious and fell in love with his fiancée, Vickie Vines, according to reports.

"If you watched the Oscars, you know the rest", she said.

While Gary's crimes weren't immediately made known, public records obtained by the Daily Mail claim that "Gary Cole" was serving time for, among other things, an "attempted rape by force or fear".

Nash called him a "very special human being", and Coe's daughter, Jacqui Williams, said, "He's a really sweet, genuine, loving-type of dad", according to the paper.

Coe spoke with ABC7 about his experience at the Oscars. When he revealed he is engaged, actor Denzel Washington "married" the couple near the stage. "He said he's proud of me", he continued.

In an exclusive interview with the television network, the ex-con revealed he met his fiancee while behind bars and plans to marry her towards the middle of the year. But now, black'ish star Anthony Anderson is offering to officiate their wedding. "So to hear your children say that they're proud of me means the world to me", Coe said.

The 2017 Oscars will, perhaps, live in infamy because of dear, tottering old Warren Beatty getting the wrong envelope, thereby eclipsing Moonlight's win with a bunch of Steve Harvey-esque snark and passing the buck. I'm actually ordained to marry people in the state of California. The tour group had been told they were stopping to see an exhibit of Oscar dresses and gowns.