In April 2018, after a long legal battle involving two different trials, Bill Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. The former comedian is currently serving a prison sentence of three to 10 years—yet continues to insist that he is innocent. In a recent statement, Cosby said that he has “no remorse and will never have remorse” for his actions.
Philadelphia-based NBC 10 recently interviewed Cosby’s publicist, Andrew Wyatt, about the comedian’s time at a maximum-security prison in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. In the two-part interview, Wyatt said that he is Cosby’s only visitor, apart from his attorneys, noting that the comedian speaks to his wife by phone.
On February 13th, Cosby himself confirmed Wyatt’s account in a statement shared via Instagram.
He continued by arguing that the real cause of his imprisonment was his “political beliefs,” comparing himself to several prominent civil rights activists—including Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela.
According to USA Today, 60 women have brought sexual assault allegations against the comedian. But even as the number of Cosby’s accusers continued to grow, the actor maintained his innocence. In December, after his prison term began, The New York Times reported that Cosby’s legal team had begun the appeal process to overturn Cosby’s conviction, citing “errors” committed by Judge Steven O’Neill during the trial. In the recent NBC 10 interview, Wyatt implied Cosby is maintaining a positive attitude, noting that he has lost weight and is continuing to brainstorm ideas for television shows even while in prison.
We’ll be monitoring developments in Cosby’s appeal process. There is no evidence that he has been wrongfully convicted, and we continue to stand with his many accusers.