Bill Cosby is maintaining his innocence. The former beloved comedian is currently serving 3 to 10 years at SCI-Phoenix, a maximum-security Pennsylvania prison outside Philadelphia after being convicted of indecent assault last September. He recently granted his first interview behind bars and it was clear he was not remorseful.
“I have eight years and nine months left,” Cosby told the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s BlackPressUSA.com. “When I come up for parole, they’re not going to hear me say that I have remorse. I was there. I don’t care what group of people come along and talk about this when they weren’t there. They don’t know.”
He then suggested he hadn't received a fair trial, after rumors that a juror had already declared him guilty before they had even deliberated.
“It’s all a set up," Cosby alleged. "That whole jury thing. They were imposters."
There goes his potential parole.
The 82-year-old also suggested his jailing was both racial and political, while likening himself to a few heroes.
“I know what they’ve done to my people," Cosby said. "But my people are going to view me and say, ‘That boy looks good. That boy is strong.’ I have too many heroes that I’ve sat with. Too many heroes whom I listened to like John Henrik Clarke, Kenneth Clark, and Dorothy Height. Those people are very strong, and they saw the rejection of their people. This is political. I can see the whole thing.”
Oh and as for networks, like Bounce TV, pulling "The Cosby Show" from the air, Cosby explained that that is a conspiracy against the black community.
Cosby's female accusers, of which there are dozens, say the comedian drugged and sexually assaulted them over the course of several years. In April 2018, Cosby was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, for drugging and sexually assaulting Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004. She and several other women celebrated the news. But it was bittersweet.
A very profound and heartfelt thank you to the Commonwealth of PA, Montgomery County, for their service and sacrifices.— Andrea Constand (@ConstandAndrea) April 27, 2018