Bill Cosby is talking out in his first interview since being sentenced to three to 10 years in jail after being convicted of aggravated incident assault … and he says he has ZERO regret for his crimes, and he doesn’t plan on creating any anytime quickly, even when he’s up for parole in a few years.
“I have 8 years and 9 months left,” Cosby informed Black Press USA in his very first interview behind bars.
“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.”
Cosby additionally claimed his trial was a “setup” and a “pay off.”
“Look at the woman who blew the whistle,” he stated. “Then she went in and came out smiling, it’s something attorneys will tell you is called a payoff.”
Cosby added: “I do know what they’ve completed to my individuals. But my individuals are going to view me and say, ‘That boy looks good. That boy is strong.’
“I’ve too many heroes that I’ve sat with. Too many heroes whom I listened to love John Henrik Clarke, Kenneth Clark, and Dorothy Height. Those individuals are very robust, and so they noticed the rejection of their individuals. This is political. I can see the entire thing.”
Cosby went on to say that he’s a “privileged man” in jail and referred to his cell as a “penthouse.”
Black Press USA stated the troubled comic additionally revisited his notorious 2004 “Pound Cake” speech and stated that he’s nonetheless involved for Black Americans.
“They are under siege,” the 82-year-old proclaimed. “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.”
He continued: “The madness of what’s the trigger to the mind by all of the medicine these individuals are coping with. It’s precisely what I warned them about in 2004. They’ve thrown training out the window.
“They’ve thrown respect for the household out the window, and so they’re blaming one another for what’s happening. There is post-traumatic stress syndrome, and there are additionally dangerous manners.”
Cosby additionally stated that he spends a lot of his free time mentoring fellow inmates as a part of Mann Up—a jail reform program designed to encourage and empower African American males to place their households first and attempt for self-respect and dignity.
“I don’t belong to the Mann Up Association, but it’s a privilege to come in and speak,” Cosby acknowledged. “I never wanted them to lord me up (be put on a pedestal). This is a great privilege.”