Bill Cosby Doesn’t Feel Remorse for Crimes Because He’s a “Political Prisoner”

He said his living quarters compare to that of Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela.

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Stand-up comedian, actor, Bill Cosby leaving the Montgomery County Courthouse after Bill Cosby Change Of Venue Hearing on February 27, 2017 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. (Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)

In his first public statement since starting his 3- to 10-year sentence, convicted sexual assaulter Bill Cosby said he will never have remorse for his crimes because he is a political prisoner.

“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 81-year-old said, in a statement released through his press spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, according to CNN.

Cosby also compared his living quarters at SCI Phoenix, the prison outside Philadelphia where he currently resides, to that of “some of the Greatest Political Prisoners — Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Randal Robinson, and Dr. Benjamin Chavis.”

Cosby was sentenced in September for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004.

“When I visit him it’s nothing sad about it,” Wyatt said. “He’s not sad, he’s not remorseful because he did nothing wrong. The sheer volume of people coming forward making an accusation doesn’t mean that it’s true. And what America has said is that women don’t lie. Women do lie.”

Cosby was recently moved into the maximum security prison’s general population ward after spending a few months in a single cell in a unit adjacent to the infirmary.

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