Bill Cosby has no remorse, considers himself ‘political prisoner’ like Dr. King

Some detractors may be wondering what they are sprinkling on Bill Cosby‘s prison meals. Not only did the legendary comedian characterize his cramped quarters behind bars as an “amazing experience,” but he also said he is absent of remorse and calls himself a “political prisoner,” like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The toppled TV titan, who is serving three to 10 years for drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, is sharing his thoughts about his time at SCI Phoenix, a maximum-security prison in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, a 20-mile drive northwest of Philadelphia.

Cosby, 81, is now with the general population but has his own room and has prisoners who serve as his helpers, due to his age and being legally blind.

“Despite the circumstances, this is an amazing experience,” he said through his spokesperson, Andrew V. Wyatt, according to NBC 10 Philadelphia.

Wyatt also said Cosby was unapologetic. “When I visit him, it’s nothing sad about it,” he said. “He’s not sad. He’s not remorseful because he did nothing wrong.”

Cosby issued a statement Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, confirming that he indeed is not remorseful. In it, he paints himself as a “political prisoner” among the likes of King, Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

“Here’s why I have ‘no’ remorse and will never have remorse,” said Cosby, who maintains that his 2004 encounter with Constand — with whom he settled a civil lawsuit — was consensual. “I was given a deal; I settled out of court for $3.8 million; I waived my 5th amendment rights; I was declared Not Guilty in 2005 by the Commonwealth — never charged. However, a low-life District Attorney and a corrupt Judge needed me Guilty now. Not for justice, but for their political aspirations. They say, Mr. Cosby, you must attend these classes. Why? One word. Entrapment! (sic)”

The statement continued, “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. So, I now have a temporary residence that resembles the quarters of some of the Greatest Political Prisoners — Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Randal Robinson, and Dr. Benjamin Chavis. I stand upright as a Political Prisoner and I Smile. The Truth is Strong! (sic)”

If Cosby needs any extras in prison, he definitely has plenty of cash on his “books” (or commissary account). Wyatt said that Cosby’s devoted fans from around the world have sent him money to spend in jail.

The spokesperson added that Cosby is “mentally strong.” It helps that he had long prepared himself for imprisonment because he felt the district attorney and judge were politically motivated to destroy him.

 

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Statement From Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby Re: Erin Coleman’s (NBC 10) Special On His Life Being Incarcerated I heard about Ms. Coleman’s (NBC 10) interview from the residents here. Here’s why I, [Mr. Cosby] have “no” remorse and will never have remorse. I was given a deal; I settled out of court for $3.8 million dollars; I waived my 5th amendment rights; I was declared Not Guilty in 2005 by the Commonwealth – never charged. However, a low-life District Attorney and a corrupt Judge needed me Guilty now. Not for justice, but for their political aspirations. They say, Mr. Cosby, you must attend these classes. Why? One word. Entrapment! 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. So, I now have a temporary residence that resembles the quarters of some of the Greatest Political Prisoners – Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Randal Robinson, and Dr. Benjamin Chavis. I stand upright as a Political Prisoner and I Smile. The Truth is Strong!” – Bill Cosby #AndrewVWyatt #FreeBillCosby #BillCosbyPoliticalPrisoner #BillCosbyCivilRightsIcon #FarFromFinished #ExclusiveInterviewNBC10 #NBC10Philadelphia #ErinColeman Video credit: NBC10 & @cartermagazine

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Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks





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