Comic legend Bill Cosby conducted a scorched-earth policy in his first interview since being imprisoned at SCI Phoenix, a maximum-security Pennsylvania penitentiary near Philadelphia.
Cosby, 82, told the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s BlackPressUSA.com that he has no “remorse” and was “set up” by “imposters” in order to secure a guilty verdict. He is currently serving a three- to 10-year sentence after his conviction on charges of aggravated indecent assault on Andrea Constand in September 2018.
Normally, showing contrition is a requirement for early release and parole from prison, but Cosby remains defiant that he is not guilty.
“I have eight years and nine months left,” Cosby told BlackPressUSA. “When I come up for parole, they’re not going to hear me say that I have remorse. I was there. I don’t care what group of people come along and talk about this when they weren’t there. They don’t know.
“It’s all a setup. That whole jury thing. They were imposters,” Cosby stated.
“Look at the woman who blew the whistle,” he said. “The Cosby Show” star was referencing the instance when a potential juror heard a seated juror declare before the trial, “He’s guilty. We can all go home now.”
During his long interview with the publication, Cosby said that he draws strength from his civil rights heroes to deal with what he deems injustices committed against himself and his people.
“I know what they’ve done to my people. But my people are going to view me and say, ‘That boy looks good. That boy is strong,'” Cosby continued. “I have too many heroes that I’ve sat with, too many heroes whom I listened to like John Henrik Clarke, Kenneth Clark, and Dorothy Height. Those people are very strong, and they saw the rejection of their people. This is political. I can see the whole thing.”
He added: “I am a privileged man in prison.”