«My political beliefs, my actions of trying to humanise all races, genders and religions landed me in this place surrounded by barb-wire fencing, a room made of steel and iron,» Cosby later added in a statement about his prison experience so far.
«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. The truth is strong.»
Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in a Pennsylvania state prison following his April 2018 conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004.
«Right now I’m his only visitor outside of his attorneys, and that’s the way he wants it,» Wyatt said, noting that Cosby’s wife Camille hasn’t seen him in prison because «he doesn’t want her to visit him».
But Wyatt said that prison has accomplished something his wife has tried to do for 55 years — get Cosby to stop drinking coffee. The spokesman also noted that the former Jello pitchman has lost weight after giving up bread and dessert.
When asked how Cosby was surviving behind bars, Wyatt explained that Cosby was a mentally strong man.
«When I visit him, it’s nothing sad about it,» Wyatt said. «He’s not sad. He’s not remorseful because he did nothing wrong.»
In his statement, Cosby explained «why I have no remorse and will never have remorse».
He reiterated his argument, which he has made for more than three years and through two trials, that he was not charged in 2005 in connection with Constand’s allegations and he later settled her civil suit against him for nearly $4 million.
He believes he was later prosecuted by a corrupt district attorney and judge, «not for justice, but for their political aspirations,» and launched a campaign to get a state judicial ethics board to investigate the judge who presided over his trials.
Cosby is also appealing both his sentence and conviction.
USA Today, with staff writers