According to a report from BET.com, Bill Cosby right now is waiting on a court to accept his appeal following his sentence of at least three years for aggravated indecent sexual assault on Andrea Constand in 2004. While The Cosby Show alum waits for the verdict, his spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt, has spoken about how ex-legend has been doing thus far.
In a recent interview, Wyatt dished on Cosby’s wellbeing at the State Correctional Institute in Collegeville, Pennslyvania. Interestingly, Wyatt claimed that Bill has a slightly delusional way of looking at himself currently, notably, that Mr. Cosby thinks of himself as a civil rights hero.
According to BET.com, when Wyatt sat down with reporters from The Washington Informer, the disgraced comedic legend compared himself to civil rights icons like Nelson Mandela, Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, as well as Malcolm X.
Mr. Cosby has said to Andrew Wyatt that the aforementioned legends helped Bill prepare for the situation he finds himself in today while waiting for the results of his application for an appeal. “He knows he’s innocent and he’s kept his head up,” Wyatt explained.
According to Wyatt, Cosby thinks he’s in prison for infidelity on his wife, rather than rape. Moreover, he has convinced himself that because of his “continued fight for civil rights,” something like this was bound to happen; the ex-legendary actor apparently thinks of himself as a martyr.
This all comes after it was revealed that Bill has allegedly been portraying himself as his iconic character, Dr. Cliff Huxtable. Reportedly, he has befriended the staff as well as fellow inmates to the point that they “burst into applause” when they see him.
Currently, Cosby is not actually a part of the general population, and spends the majority of each day alone in his room or hanging out outside in the yard. Thus far, Bill is the only person to go to prison for rape following the #MeToo movement.
However, as prior reports have noted, Bill was outed as a rapist sexual predator first back in 2014, a whopping three years before the #MeToo movement began. It takes time for things to go to trial.