Bill Cosby’s press spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, said that his time in prison is an “amazing experience,” despite difficult circumstances.
“Yeah, he used the term amazing experience,” Wyatt said.
Wyatt’s recent interview with WCAU in Philadelphia sheds light and provided fresh details of Cosby’s time behind bars at SCI Phoenix, the prison outside Philadelphia. In September, Cosby was sentenced to three to ten years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004.
In the height of the #MeToo movement, dozens of women came forward with accusations that Cosby had drugged and assaulted them in similar incidents over his lengthy career as the famous comedian.
William Henry Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, and author who was active for over five decades before being convicted of a number of sex offenses in 2018. Cosby began his career as a stand-up comic at San Francisco during the 1960s.
NO VISITS FROM WIFE
According to Amy Worden, press secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, two weeks ago, the comedian was moved to the prison’s general population and is now in a single cell without a cellmate. He was previously being held in a single cell in a unit adjacent to the infirmary.
Camille, Bill Cosby’s wife, has not yet visited him in prison, per Cosby’s wishes, according to Wyatt.
“Right now I’m his only visitor outside of his attorneys, and that’s the way he wants it,” Wyatt said. “She has not visited him. He does not want her to visit him.”
Instead, Cosby prefers to speak to his wife by phone — three times a day for three minutes each, Wyatt confirmed. The prison, 30 miles outside of Philadelphia, is about a 30- to 45-minute drive from Montgomery County, where Cosby has a home.
‘HE’ S MENTALLY STRONG’
According to an interview with Wyatt by NBC10, the comedian has lost weight while being behind bars. He wakes up at 3:30 in the morning to exercise in his cell, and also has avoided eating bread or dessert in prison, Wyatt said.
“And he hasn’t drunk any coffee since he’s been in there. Now the funny part about it (is) Mrs. Cosby’s been trying to stop him from drinking coffee for 55 years, and it took this to stop him from drinking coffee,” Wyatt said.
“He’s mentally strong. He’s just a strong man,” Wyatt added.
Wyatt added that Cosby is mostly living independently and separated from other inmates except for a couple of helpers to guide him around because he has visual problems. /apr