It’s been a little over a year since Bill Cosby was sent to prison after being convicted on charges of aggravated indecent assault, and the man has not switched up his story.
In addition to maintaining his innocence, Cosby says he does not plan on showing any remorse, even if he could be put towards his early release. He revealed this to Black Press USA in his first interview since being locked up.
Cosby, who is 82 now, was sentenced to serve 3 to 10 years in Pennsylvania’s prison system. Unless he gets a break from the state’s appellate courts, Cosby said he fully anticipates serving his entire sentence, saying he’s not guilty and will never admit to something he didn’t do.
“I have eight years and nine months left,” Cosby said. “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.”
Cosby also said his trials were unfair and that the whole thing was a sham.
“It’s all a set up. That whole jury thing. They were imposters,” Cosby said. “Look at the woman who blew the whistle,” he said, alluding to the potential juror who overheard a seated juror proclaim before the trial that, “he’s guilty, we can all go home now.”
“Then she went in and came out smiling, it’s something attorneys will tell you is called a payoff,” Cosby said. “I know what they’ve done to my people. 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.”
We previously reported that Cosby has made use of his time in prison by giving inspiring lectures to his fellow inmates, so even if he does serve out his full sentence, he’s doing something in there to help others.
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