Spokesperson For Bill Cosby Says The Estranged Star Is Having An “Amazing Experience” In Jail
Last April, actor and philanthropist Bill Cosby was convicted on three counts of sexual assault. His sentencing, which took place last September, condemned the estranged star to spend the next three to 10 years of his life in a state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, Washington Post reported.
Constand wrote a five page letter to the courts, that ultimately influenced the sentencing decision. “Bill Cosby took my beautiful, healthy young spirit and crushed it. He robbed me of my health and vitality, my open nature and my trust in myself and others,” she wrote in the statement.
“I have given great weight to the victim impact testimony in this case, and it was powerful,” Judge O’Neil, who presided over the case, said before sentencing.
“No one is above the law, and no one should be treated differently or disproportionally,” O’Neil said of the convict’s actions at the time.
Since the prison doors closed on Cosby, the public hasn’t heard much about the “Cosby Show” creator’s time behind bars–until now.
Andrew Wyatt, Cosby’s spokesman, told Philly’s WCAU-TV that the 81-year-old was doing well while serving his time.
“Despite the circumstances, he said, ‘This is an amazing experience,’” Wyatt told the press. .
“Mr. Cosby had prepared himself… He’s mentally strong. He’s just a strong man.”
Wyatt added that Cosby lost weight, and is no longer eating bread or drinking coffee.
“What’s funny about that — Mrs. Cosby has been trying to stop him from drinking coffee for 55 years and he said it took this to stop him from drinking coffee,” Wyatt described.
“When I visit him, it’s nothing sad about it,” Wyatt said. “He’s not sad. He’s not remorseful because he did nothing wrong.”
Wyatt has long been a defender of Cosby, saying at the time of his conviction that the entire trial was racist and sexist.
“They persecuted Jesus and look what happened. (I’m) not saying Mr. Cosby’s Jesus, but we know what this country has done to black men for centuries,” Wyatt said.