A spokesman for Bill Cosby says that the disgraced comedian is “not sad” and “not remorseful” for his actions — despite being convicted in April for drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University basketball coach Andrea Constand. More than 50 women have alleged that the once-popular comedian raped or sexually assaulted them, often through the use of so called date-rape drugs. Cosby is currently imprisoned in Pennsylvania after being awarded a three-to-10-year prison sentence in April.
“Despite the circumstances, he said this is an amazing experience,” Cosby’s spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, told NBC 10 Philadelphia. “He’s not sad. He’s not remorseful because he did nothing wrong.” Asked about the dozens of women who have alleged abuse by the former sitcom star, Wyatt had a simple and oft-repeated explanation: “Women do lie.”
Cosby himself followed up, issuing a statement via Wyatt, in which he compared himself to “some of the Greatest Political Prisoners,” including Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.
“Here’s why I have ‘no’ remorse and will never have remorse,” he stated. “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,” he said. “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!”
Cosby, Wyatt added, doesn’t have any visitors in prison besides himself and his lawyers. Cosby’s wife, Camille Cosby, has visited him yet, Wyatt claimed, because “that’s the way he wants it,” adding that the couple regularly speak on the phone. In October, Cosby will have to face trial once more over his alleged sexual assault of a minor at a 1974 Playboy Mansion party.