American stand up comedian who was convicted for sex offences in 2018, Bill Cosby has released a statement through his family and friends.
The actor issued the statement on his Instagram account claiming that he is a political prisoner.
The statement released was a reaction to Erin Coleman’s NBC 10) Special On His Life Being Incarcerated, and he stated that he feels no sort of remorse and never will because he feels he is being haunted politically.
“I heard about Ms Coleman’s (NBC 10) interview from the residents here. Here’s why I, [Mr. Cosby] have “no” remorse and will never have remorse,” said the Instagram statement, adding, “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. They say, Mr Cosby, you must attend these classes. Why? One word. Entrapment! 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 bragged about prison; “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!”
Recall that Naija News reported that the comedian was sentenced to three to ten years in state prison for sexually assaulting former Temple University women’s basketball administrator Andrea Constand.
See the statement below: