Bill Cosby made some bizarre claims in his first public message from behind bars. The disgraced Cosby Show star said he is a political prisoner and a victim of entrapment. Cosby’s PR rep Andrew Wyatt emailed his client’s message on Wednesday morning to Philadelphia’s NBC10 anchor Erin Coleman.
On Monday and Tuesday, the news program aired an exclusive two-part interview series with Wyatt providing the first detailed insights at Cosby’s life in prison. Wyatt said that the message was transcribed from a conversation the octogenarian, who was found guilty last year of sexual assault, had with his wife Camille on Tuesday night after hearing about the telecast.
Bill Cosby rep says the star looks “amazing” in interview
In Coleman’s interviews with Wyatt, the spokesman said that Cosby told him that he is having an “amazing experience” in prison. Wyatt also said that Cosby is smiling and “looks really amazing.” Wyatt says that he’s not sad because “he did nothing wrong.” Wyatt, who visits the comedian every other week, is the only person to visit him in prison besides his attorneys. He was also by his side during trial. Cosby is housed at the new maximum security SCI Phoenix facility in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania as prisoner NN7687.
Mrs. Cosby has not visited him and Wyatt says that Cosby does not want her to visit him in prison. Wyatt explained that they talk on the phone for the maximum time allowed—three times a day for three minutes per call. According to Wyatt, the couple have dealt with the star’s infidelity in the privacy of their marriage.
Camille Cosby claims husband is in high spirits in prison
In reference to the dozens of women who accused Cosby of sexual assault, Wyatt remarked, “Women do lie.” Per Wyatt, his wife believes that he is more creative than ever right now and is developing show ideas. Apparently, she also appreciates discussions about Cosby during Black History Month and refers to him as a civil rights icon.
Cosby’s legal team is appealing his sexual assault conviction. He is currently serving a 3-10 year prison sentence.
Read the complete statement from Cosby below:
“I heard about Ms. Coleman’s [NBC10] 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!”