He may be behind bars, but that doesn’t mean that Bill Cosby has any regrets about what he’s done. In fact, in a recent statement to NBC Philadelphia, the comedian explicitly stated that he has “no remorse” — and, more so, “will never have remorse.” The declarations came after his spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt, did an interview with the network, and apparently, the comedian felt the need to further clarify where he stood on the matter. Though he was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman named Andrea Constand, he seems to believe he’s done nothing wrong and that his conviction and sentence are more political than based on anything else.
“Here’s why I, [Mr. Cosby] have ‘no’ remorse and will never have remorse,” the former star of The Cosby Show told the TV station on Wednesday, February 13. “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.”
Instead of taking responsibility, he believes that he’s the victim in this situation. “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 continued. “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!”
He may be alone in those beliefs, however. According to a Radar Online report, his wife has refused to visit him in prison and it’s “only a matter of time” before divorce papers are drawn up. Though he was recently moved from special housing into the general population unit, it sounds like he’ll be spending a lonely Valentine’s Day behind bars.