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Bill Cosby Calls Himself a ‘Political Prisoner,’ Compares Himself to Ghandi, MLK

Convicted sex offender Bill Cosby claims he’s a “political prisoner,” likening himself to Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, or Martin Luther King Jr. in a new letter sent from prison. Cosby writes that he's locked up for his humanitarian contributions to society. “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,” the disgraced comic said in the statement released Wednesday by his spokesman Andrew Wyatt. Cosby, 81, is serving three to ten years in prison for drugging and attacking a woman in 2004. More than 60 women have accused Cosby of preying on them in a similar manner.

“I now have a temporary residence that resembles the quarters of some of the Greatest Political Prisoners–Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Randal Robinson, and Dr. Benjamin Chavis,” the letter by Cosby states. “I stand upright as a Political Prisoner and I Smile.” He went on: “I, have ‘no’ remorse and will never have remorse.”