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Bill Cosby Says He’s a ‘Political Prisoner,’ Compares Himself to Ghandi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 13, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Bill Cosby has some interesting notions about his imprisonment, calling himself a “political prisoner” along the lines of Ghandi or Nelson Mandela. According to the New York Post, Cosby’s lawyer Andrew Wyatt released a statement from Cosby which said his “political beliefs” put him 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,” the statement reads. “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 statement continues, “I, [Mr. Cosby] have ‘no’ remorse and will never have remorse. A low-life District Attorney and a corrupt Judge needed me Guilty now. Not for justice, but for their political aspirations.”

Cosby is serving a three to ten year sentence after being convicted for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. He is serving the sentence at SCI Phoenix, a maximum-security prison in Pennsylvania.

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