Bill Cosby is once again speaking out from behind bars, and comparing himself to three of the most respected non-violent political protesters in history.
In his statement, Cosby compares his time in prison to the sentences of Nelson Mandela and Gandhi while at the same time saying he has no remorse for any of his actions.
‘Here’s why I, 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,’ said Cosby in his first comments from prison, which were relayed through his spokesperson Andrew Wyatt.
‘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!’
This comes one day after Cosby’s spokesman Andrew Wyatt told NBC 10 that Cosby was having an ‘amazing experience’ in prison, where he exercises daily at 3:30am, has cut bread and coffee from his diet and rises his food with water to lower his sodium intake.
Cosby goes on to explain why he believes these public officials were so eager to put him behind bars.
‘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,’ explained Cosby.
‘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.’
He then closed out by declaring: ‘I stand upright as a Political Prisoner and I Smile. The Truth is Strong!’
Cosby is currently serving a three-to-10-year sentence at the State Correctional Institute Phoenix in Collegeville after a jury found him guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for a 2004 incident in which Andrea Constand alleged that she was drugged and sexually molested by Cosby at his Pennsylvania home.
The 81-year-old actor has never denied Constand’s allegations, but argues that he was promised immunity from charges when he agreed to a settlement in the case and agreed to give a deposition.
In that deposition, Cosby confessed to obtaining Quaaludes to give to women.
‘When you got the Quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these Quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?’ one of the attorneys asked Cosby.
‘Yes,’ said the actor.
He was then asked: ‘Did you ever give any of those young women the Quaaludes without their knowledge?’
That is when his lawyer objected and ordered Cosby not to answer.
This statement from Cosby sounds remarkably similar to an interview Wyatt did with NNPA Newswire and radio host Frankie Darcell of WDAS that was published by The Washington Informer.
Much of that interview was devoted to what Wyatt and Cosby’s publicist Ebonee Benson see as an unjust arrest and conviction that would have never occurred were Cosby not black.
‘He has been able to speak with other inmates about their situation and impart advice,’ said Wyatt.
‘Mr. Cosby loves hearing other stories of the inmates whom he calls residents. It’s that psychology part of him that takes them into his laboratory. He tells them, “You don’t have to swear or curse, this is what you do.” He’s doing what he always have on the lecture circuit.’
Wyatt did not explain how Cosby did that however, since he was removed from the general population at that time.
‘Mr. Cosby said Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela helped him prepare for this chapter of his life,’ added Wyatt.
‘He said they told him that if he was going to continue to fight for civil rights, something like this was bound to happen and he’s been prepared for it and he knows he’s in prison not for rape, but for infidelity. He knows he’s innocent and he’s kept his head up.’
What also revealed that Cosby had grown a beard and gave more information about his living conditions.
‘He said the bed lies on thick steel or concrete and he’s allowed to make phone calls, but he’s still being assessed right now so he’s not in general population,’ revealed Wyatt.
‘He follows the rules and respects the guards. They’ve given him a cane and, because he’s blind, they have a trustee to help him.’
SOURCE: Daily Mail, by Chris Spargo