Bill Cosby does not seem to have a good grasp of why he’s behind bars having recently likened himself to a “political prisoner” among the likes of Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and even Martin Luther King Jr.
After his spokesperson Andrew Wyatt said that Cosby called his time in prison thus far an “amazing experience,” the 81-year-old comedian is sharing even more puzzling details about his perspective in prison.
“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 reportedly said in a prison letter obtained by Page Six.
“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,” he continued. “I stand upright as a Political Prisoner and I Smile.”
The disgraced comedian is currently serving three to ten years in a Philadelphia maximum security prison after being convicted last year for drugging and sexually assaulting his friend Andrea Constand in 2004.
In his statement, Cosby also noted that he has no remorse “and will never have remorse” for his actions. He goes on to blame Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele as well as Judge Steven O’Neill for finding him guilty for the sake of political gains rather than a service of justice.
The former “Cosby Show” star was recently moved into the prison’s general population. Cosby, who is legally blind, now has a single cell in a two-story unit at the newly built prison in Montgomery County. Other inmates are assigned to help him throughout the day, given his age and disability, state prison spokeswoman Amy Worden said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.