NEW YORK — After more than a year in prison, Bill Cosby remains as defiant as ever.
The disgraced comedian told BlackPressUSA.com he has no intention of expressing remorse to gain early release on his sentence for sex assault.
“I have eight years and nine months left,” Cosby reportedly said in the 15-minute jailhouse phone chat, suggesting he expects to serve the entirety of his three to 10 year sentence handed down last year.
“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 told the outlet.
The comedian, 82, is doing time in a Pennsylvania penitentiary for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004.
The comedian claims the encounter was consensual and is appealing his conviction.
“It’s all a setup. That whole jury thing,” Cosby told BlackPressUSA.
“I know what they’ve done to my people. But my people are going to view me and say, ‘That boy looks good. That boy is strong,’” he said.
“This is political. I can see the whole thing,” he said.
Cosby marked his one-year prison anniversary in September with a positive attitude, his spokesman Andrew Wyatt previously told the Daily News.
“He’s down to 187 pounds. He went in at 220. He’s in the best shape. He’s sharp. His memory is sharp,” Wyatt said.
Lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents several Cosby accusers, said Cosby is right where he belongs.
“Bill Cosby’s incarceration in prison is due to the brave women who had the courage to seek justice long before there was a #MeToo,” she previously told The News.