Disgraced comedian has released his first public statement from behind bars, describing himself as an unrepentant political prisoner.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Cosby was recently moved into a cell in general population at Pennsylvania’s SCI Phoenix prison, where he is serving a 3- to 10-year sentence for a 2004 sexual assault.
Spokesman Andrew Wyatt shed some light on the 81-year-old’s life now, according to Scope News.
Wyatt said Cosby “used the term ‘amazing experience'” to describe prison and said he remained “mentally strong” in the face of his sentence.
The inmate himself provided an even more telling statement to USA Today this week.
“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,” Cosby said. “So, I now have a temporary residence that resembles the quarters of some of the Greatest Political Prisoners… I stand upright as a Political Prisoner and I Smile.”
Cosby’s statement concluded with his declaration that “The Truth is Strong!”
Wyatt has indicated that he’s the only non-attorney visitor Cosby has wanted to see in person, confirming that Camille Cosby hasn’t gone to see him behind bars and that “he doesn’t want her to visit him.”
The two converse regularly via short phone calls, he explained.
“Right now I’m his only visitor outside of his attorneys, and that’s the way he wants it,” the spokesman said.
He noted that Cosby has used the experience to improve his health by giving up coffee and cutting out carbs, the latter of which has resulted in some weight loss.
There is “nothing sad” about their visits, Wyatt said.
“He’s not sad,” the spokesman said. “He’s not remorseful because he did nothing wrong.”