Bill Cosby is speaking out.
The 81-year-old actor and comedian, who is currently serving a sentence of three to ten years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004, spoke out for the first time since entering prison on Wednesday (February 13).
“My political beliefs, my actions of trying to humanize all races, genders and religions landed me in this place surrounded by barb wire fencing, a room made of steel and iron,” he said in a statement via press spokesman, Andrew Wyatt.
He also said that his jail “resembles the quarters of some of the Greatest Political Prisoners — Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Randal Robinson, and Dr. Benjamin Chavis.”
“When I visit him it’s nothing sad about it. He’s not sad, he’s not remorseful because he did nothing wrong. The sheer volume of people coming forward making an accusation doesn’t mean that it’s true. And what America has said is that women don’t lie. Women do lie,” added his spokesman.
Bill believes it was the political aspirations of a district attorney and a judge that landed him in prison, according to the statement.