Cosby calls himself a 'political prisoner' like Gandhi or MLK Jr

Cosby calls himself a 'political prisoner' like Gandhi or MLK Jr

A spokesman for Bill Cosby has said the convicted sex offender is having an "amazing experience" in jail.

"Despite the circumstances, this is an fantastic experience" for the millionaire entertainer, Cosby publicist and crisis manager Andrew V. Wyatt told NBC 10 Philadelphia in a two-part interview that aired this week.

Cosby in a statement calls himself a political prisoner in keeping with Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi.

Wyatt's interview with WCAU in Philadelphia provides new details of Cosby's time behind bars at SCI Phoenix, the prison outside Philadelphia.

And Wyatt had some updates on what that experience is like for the 81-year-old, who is four months into a 3- to 10-year sentence for sexual assault.

Cosby is now being held at the SCI-Phoenix prison in Philadelphia, where he was recently moved to general population from a specialized unit. The sexual predator was known as "America's Dad" after starring as the family head in hit US TV series The Cosby Show.

"And he hasn't drank any coffee since he's been in there".

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Cosby is also appealing both his sentence and conviction.

He believes he was later prosecuted by a corrupt district attorney and judge, "not for justice, but for their political aspirations", and launched a campaign to get a state judicial ethics board to investigate the judge who presided over his trials. The fate of Bill Cosby lies in the hands of a U.S. jury as they deliberate on whether or not the disgraced entertainer sexually assaulted a former university employee more than 13 years ago.

Instead, Mr. and Mrs. Cosby prefer to speak to by phone - three times a day for three minutes each, the report states. "When I visit him, it's nothing sad about it", he said.

"When I visit him it's nothing sad about it", Wyatt said.

"He's mentally strong. He's just a strong man", Wyatt added.

As reported, his wife of more than 50 years, Camille, hasn't visited him and doesn't plan to. Like all other general population inmates, Cosby must be accounted for in his cell seven times a day.

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