Bill Cosby is currently behind bars waiting to find out if the court will accept his appeal following his sentence of at least three years for sexual assault.
While he waits, his spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt, revealed details about the comedian’s time, thus far, at the State Correctional Institute Phoenix in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, in a recent interview. In the process, he shared that the formerly beloved TV icon compared himself to three prominent leaders of change in quite an interesting way.
While speaking with the Washington Informer, Wyatt shared that Cosby likens himself to Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Nelson Mandela as they “helped him prepare for this chapter of his life.”
“He said they told him that if he was going to continue to fight for civil rights, something like this was bound to happen and he’s been prepared for it and he knows he’s in prison not for rape, but for infidelity,” he explained. “He knows he’s innocent and he’s kept his head up.”
This bizarre outlook only lends to a wider report Wyatt shared with TMZ where he revealed that Cosby has become quite the favorite among his fellow prison inmates and even the guards. He shared that his boss has befriended the prison staff and is enjoying his limited time with the other inmates who burst into applause when they see the actor entering the visitor’s room.
Cosby is not yet a part of the general population at the facility and, according to Wyatt’s account, spends most of his day alone in his room or in the yard.