One of television’s greatest entertainers-turned-bad man has made waves on the internet, and they’re catching millions off guard.
Bill Cosby is serving three 10-year sentences after he was found guilty of aggravated indecent assault. While the 81-year-old has pled not-guilty since day one, he’s tried to keep his claim on innocence even behind bars.
Recently, he made a statement where he straight up compared himself to some of the most respectable non-violent protestors in history: Nelson Mandela and Gandhi. See his statement below:
“Here’s why I have ‘no’ remorse and will never have remorse. I was given a deal; I settled out of court for $3.8 million; I waived my 5th amendment rights; I was declared ‘not guilty’ in 2005 by the Commonwealth - never charged.”
He continued, “However, a low-life district attorney and a corrupt judge needed me guilty now. Not for justice, but for their political aspirations. They say, ‘Mr. Cosby, you must attend these classes.’ Why? One word: Entrapment!”
“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. So I now have 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 finished off his statement by saying, “I stand upright as a political prisoner and I smile. The truth is strong!”
This came as quite a shock to many for a number of reasons. Some were taken aback that he never once made mention to the crimes of which he had been convicted, but chose to talk about his work to ‘humanize all races.’ Then, going to call himself a political prisoner was enough to take the cake in many people’s eyes.
The line that stuck out to most, though was this: “I have ‘no’ remorse and will never have remorse.”
What do you think about this? Do you think he genuinely believes this stuff he is saying or do you believe it’s simply a publicity stunt?