Bill Cosby thinks prison is an 'amazing experience,' compares himself to MLK
Bill Cosby's legal team is readying a long-shot bid to get his sexual assault conviction overturned. They're also fighting civil lawsuits filed by some accusers that threaten to drain his vast fortune. (Sept. 27)
Bill Cosby's spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, is shedding light on the comedian's day-to-day life in prison and according to him, it's not so bad behind bars.
"Despite the circumstances, he said, ‘This is an amazing experience,'" Wyatt said in an interview with Philadelphia's NBC10.
On Wednesday, in a statement emailed to USA TODAY, Wyatt said Cosby, 81, had a slightly different message, in which he declared he has "no remorse" and never will, and compared himself to the likes of Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and other "political prisoners."
"My political beliefs, my actions of trying to humanize all races, genders and religions landed me in this place surrounded by barb-wire fencing, a room made of steel and iron," the statement from Cosby said. "So, I now have a temporary residence that resembles the quarters of some of the Greatest Political Prisoners... I stand upright as a Political Prisoner and I Smile. The Truth is Strong!”
Wyatt said. "He’s not sad. He’s not remorseful because he did nothing wrong."
In his statement, Cosby explained "why I have no remorse and will never have remorse." He reiterated his argument, which he has made for more than three years and through two trials, that he was not charged in 2005 in connection with Constand's allegations and he later settled her civil suit against him for nearly $4 million.
He believes he was later prosecuted by a corrupt district attorney and judge, "not for justice, but for their political aspirations," and launched a campaign to get a state judicial ethics board to investigate the judge who presided over his trials.
Cosby also is appealing both his sentence and conviction.
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