Remorseless Bill Cosby calls his jurors who convicted him ‘imposters’ and says he was ‘set up’ in defiant jailhouse interview where he jokingly calls his prison cell a ‘penthouse’
- Cosby gave the interview to Black Press USA alleging he had been set-up
- He suggested jurors had been paid to convict him of sexual assault
- The 82-year-old said he would never show remorse for his actions
- He sentenced to up to 10 years behind bars in September last year
- Dozens of women came forward alleging that he had drugged and assaulted them
Bill Cosby said he was the victim of a set-up in a jailhouse interview released on Monday. He is pictured in September before going to prison
Bill Cosby called the jurors who convicted him ‘imposters’ and said he was in prison as the result of a ‘set-up’ in a defiant jailhouse interview released on Monday.
The 82-year-old comedian was sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison last September for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. She was only one of dozens of women who said he had preyed on her but hers was the only allegation which was criminally prosecuted.
In a telephone interview with Black Press USA, Cosby said the jury was full of ‘imposters’ and that the entire case against him was ‘political’.
He suggested jurors had been paid to convict him, and said he would never show remorse for what he was accused of.
‘I have eight years and nine months left. When I come up for parole, they’re not going to hear me say that I have remorse.
‘It’s all a set up. That whole jury thing. They were imposters,’ Cosby said.
He claimed that before the trial began, a potential juror overheard a seated juror saying ‘he’s guilty, we can all go home now’, and that it proved he had been set-up – a previously unreported accusation.
‘Look at the woman who blew the whistle…Then she went in and came out smiling, it’s something attorneys will tell you is called a payoff,’ Cosby stated.
Cosby added that he was a ‘privileged man in prison’ and jokingly referred to his cell as a ‘penthouse’.
Dozens of women accused Cosby of assault but it was Andrea Constand’s accusation that he drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2004 which convicted him
In prison, the disgraced comedian says he has found purpose by speaking to other inmates in a reform program.
‘I’m not a psychiatrist, and I’m not a psychologist. I’m an educator, and what I look forward to is talking to this group of 400 or so men,’ he said.
Other inmates were interviewed and heaped praise on him.
‘Mr. Cosby comes into the room with his fist in the air and all of these men rise up and applaud him. He gives us so much wisdom…’ one said.
Cosby has always denied the allegations against him. His wife, Camille, is also standing by him.