In 2018, the world witnessed the rise and fall of actor and comedian Bill Cosby who was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and assaulting a women named Andrea Constand – in April of 2018, he was sent to prison where he is currently serving a 3 to 10 year sentence in at SCI-Phoenix, a maximum-security Pennsylvania penitentiary close to Philadelphia.
Whilst behind bars, the 82-year old broke his silence to speak his truth in an exclusive interview with Black Press USA where he maintains his innocence while sitting in the prison cell he refer's to his "penthouse."
“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. I was there. I don’t care what group of people come along and talk about this when they weren’t there. They don’t know.”
He believe's he was mistreated and that his trials were unfair.
“It’s all a set up. That whole jury thing. They were imposters. Look at the woman who blew the whistle,” he says, regarding the comments overheard by a another juror who he feels the set the tone when she proclaimed, “he’s guilty, we can all go home now.”
Then she went in and came out smiling, it’s something attorneys will tell you is called a payoff. I know what they’ve done to my people. But my people are going to view me and say, ‘that boy looks good. That boy is strong.’ I have too many heroes that I’ve sat with. Too many heroes whom I listened to like John Henrik Clarke, Kenneth Clark, and Dorothy Height. Those people are very strong, and they saw the rejection of their people. This is political. I can see the whole thing.”
In a phone interview with CNN, Cosby's spokesman Andrew Wyatt said the actor "feels that he is a privileged man in that prison. Because they cannot break him or his mind."
Cosby later shares his concerns for Black America.
“They are under siege. This thing with the drugs and the different pockets of the neighborhoods where it’s going on. When you look at what drugs are doing… things that make these people drive around and shoot into crowds. The insanity of what is the cause to the brain by all the drugs these people are dealing with. It’s exactly what I warned them about in 2004. They’ve thrown education out the window. They’ve thrown respect for the family out the window, and they’re blaming each other for what’s going on. There is post-traumatic stress syndrome, and there are also bad manners.”
Cosby continue's sharing his vivid thoughts and concerns on his current imprisonment, the justice system and how he's finding peace. Cosby also believe's Black America is "under se
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