How is Bill Cosby doing in prison?
Well… he’s telling people he’s basically Ghandi.
Bill Cosby does not seem to have a good grasp of why he’s behind bars having recently likened himself to a “political prisoner” among the likes of Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and even Martin Luther King Jr.
After his spokesperson Andrew Wyatt said that Cosby called his time in prison thus far an “amazing experience,” the 81-year-old comedian is sharing even more puzzling details about his perspective in prison.
OOOOKAY THEN. So… not good? OR…? I don’t really know WHAT to make of this.
According to Fox News:
“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,” Cosby reportedly said in a prison letter obtained by Page Six.
“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,” he continued. “I stand upright as a Political Prisoner and I Smile.”
Ok… is it weird that I feel bad for him? I think he’s suffering from dementia or something. There’s something sad about suffering from dementia in prison. I don’t know. I feel so icky about this. Clearly, if he’s guilty of what he’s been FOUND GUILTY OF he deserves all of this and more. But still! I dunno. I hate the thought of it. I HATE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS.
The disgraced comedian is currently serving three to ten years in a Philadelphia maximum security prison after being convicted last year for drugging and sexually assaulting his friend Andrea Constand in 2004.
In his statement, Cosby also noted that he has no remorse “and will never have remorse” for his actions. He goes on to blame Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele as well as Judge Steven O’Neill for finding him guilty for the sake of political gains rather than a service of justice.
I find this all so incredibly unsettling.
Maybe I just haven’t been able to mentally reconcile the Bill Cosby I grew up with as a rapist. It’s just… A LOT to take in.