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

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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.

Now according to Cosby's spokesman Andrew Wyatt, the comedian reportedly said his time in prison has been an "amazing experience".

Cosby, 81, was convicted last April on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

A jury found Cosby guilty of giving former Temple University staffer Andrea Constand a mystery medication and sexually assaulting at his suburban Pennsylvania mansion in 2004. Amy Worden, press secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, told KTLA-TV, a CW affiliate in Los Angeles, Cosby is in a single cell without a cellmate. Wyatt was speaking with WCAU in Philadelphia to give a glimpse into Cosby's living conditions and state of mind behind bars at SCI Phoenix, the prison outside Philadelphia. "I was given a deal; I settled out of court for $3.8 million dollars; I waived my 5th amendment rights; I was declared Not Guilty in 2005 by the Commonwealth - never charged", he said. "He's not sad, he's not remorseful because he did nothing wrong". And what America has said is that women don't lie. He is forgoing bread and desert, and "hasn't drank any coffee since he's been in there", Wyatt explained.

'Mr. Cosby said Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela helped him prepare for this chapter of his life, ' added Wyatt.

The case came after dozens of women came forward with accusations that Cosby had drugged and assaulted them in similar incidents over his lengthy career atop the comedy world. "He does not want her to visit him". The prison, 30 miles outside of Philadelphia, is about a 30- to 45-minute drive from Montgomery County, where Cosby has a home.

As to the MLK comparison, man, we just don't have words.

Instead, Cosby prefers to speak to his wife by phone, three times a day for three minutes each, Wyatt confirmed.

His wife Camille has not visited him so far.

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