During his first trial, Bill Cosby was offered a deal to serve his sentence under house arrest, so long as he register as a sex offender and completes probation. However, his reaction to that offer was one of denial to the crimes, proclaiming his innocence, stating:
“Why take a deal? Not when they want me to say that I’m a sex offender. I didn’t do what they said I did.”
Bill Cosby Continues to Profess His Innocence After Guilty Conviction
Days after Bill Cosby was found guilty of drugging and raping a former colleague, he gave a statement to the New York Post’s Page Six on everything that has occurred. Cosby stated:
“This is what they wanted.”
The soon-to-be famous prisoner spoke to the newspaper throughout both trials.
Some find this to be a despicable statement from a man who has been accused of sexual assault by nearly 60 women. Andrea Constand and five other witnesses testified against the soon-to-be famous prisoner during his second trial.
He was found guilty by a jury of 12.
Famous Prisoners: Where Is Bill Cosby Now?
While Bill Cosby mentally prepares for a life of incarceration, he recalls the story of his visit with Nelson Mandela in his prison cell.
Speaking about that occasion, Cosby says:
“I sat in that cell where he lived, and I saw how he lived. What he had to eat to live and what he went through. So, if they send me to that place, then that’s what they will do.”
One of America’s most famous comedians, and soon to be one of it’s most famous prisoners, Cosby will face up to 30 years in prison. He plans to appeal the verdict which could delay his imprisonment for a number of months or even years.
Bill Cosby is currently at home under house arrest with a GPS ankle bracelet until his sentencing in June.