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Bill Cosby unfazed!

Bill Cosby unfazed!

From his prison cell, the once fabled entertainer, Bill Cosby, said he would never have remorse for his crimes and called himself a political prisoner. "My political beliefs, my actions of trying to humanise all races, genders and religions landed me in this place surrounded by barbed wire fencing, a room made of steel and iron," the comedian said in a statement released through his press spokesman, Andrew Wyatt. Cosby, 81, also noted that his cell at SCI Phoenix, the prison outside Philadelphia where he is serving his sentence, "resembles the quarters of some of the Greatest Political Prisoners - Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Randal Robinson, and Dr Benjamin Chavis." Cosby's statement was made public after Wyatt spoke in a TV interview and revealed new details about the comedian's time behind bars. Cosby, once known as "America's Dad," was sentenced in September for three to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. He's being held at SCI Phoenix, a maximum security prison outside Philadelphia and was recently moved to the prison's general population. He spent a few months in a single cell in a unit adjacent to the infirmary.

Wyatt and Cosby's attorneys have been visiting the comedian in prison. They have seen Cosby smiling and taking the time to develop new projects. "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," Wyatt said. The efforts of Cosby, who has been trying so hard to regain sympathy and support as an erstwhile household name, agreed with Wyatt's comments and argued that he was convicted even after authorities decided not to press charges against him in 2005 and when he reached a multimillion-dollar settlement for a civil lawsuit filed by Constand, one of the dozens of women who have publicly accused the comedian of sexual assault. He believes it was the political aspirations of a district attorney and a judge that landed him in prison. Cosby's lengthy path to conviction began in 2004 when Constand accused him of sexual assault. A decade later, dozens of women came forward with accusations that Cosby had drugged and assaulted them in similar incidents over his career as a powerful media figure. He was arrested in 2015 after a new team of prosecutors took up Constand's case, which was the only case that occurred within the statute of limitations. Even legends fall when they shock as Cosby did. It is both shameful and shocking. Once he was trust personified and now the world knows better. Sad that he was exposed the way he was. But he remains unfazed.

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