Cosby compares himself to MLK Jr., Gandhi
Bill Cosby is escorted out of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018 in Eagleville, Pa., following his sentencing to three-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault. (AP / Jacqueline Larma)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:16PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:10AM EST
PHILADELPHIA - Bill Cosby says he "will never have remorse" for the sexual encounter that sent him to prison because he considers his conviction the work of "a low-life district attorney and a corrupt judge."
Cosby's stance could leave him to serve the high end of a three- to 10-year prison term since sex offenders often must show remorse to win parole.
Spokesman Andrew Wyatt says Cosby is prepared to stay in prison rather than apologize for a 2004 encounter he considers consensual.
Cosby in a statement calls himself a political prisoner in keeping with Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. Spokesman Andrew Wyatt says the legally blind, 81-year-old actor dictated the statement for NBC-TV to his wife Camille during a phone call Tuesday night from a suburban Philadelphia prison.