Bill Cosby, who was sent to prison a little over four months ago for sexual assault, had some surprisingly positive comments about his time there, according to his spokesman.
Andrew Wyatt said in an interview published Tuesday that “despite the circumstances,” Cosby, 81, has told him: “This is an amazing experience.”
The WCAU reporter asked if Cosby really used the term “amazing experience.” Wyatt doubled down: “Yeah. He used the term ‘amazing experience.'”
Last week, it was reported that the disgraced comic was moved to the general prison population after spending his first four months in special housing as he acclimated. He now has a single cell in a two-story unit at the newly built SCI-Phoenix prison outside Philadelphia.
At the time, it also was revealed that Cosby’s wife, Camille, and their daughters haven’t visited him.
“He doesn’t want to have them in that environment,” Wyatt told The Associated Press. “Why put them in that position, to make it turn into some form of a circus?”
A jury last year convicted Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004. On Sept. 25, Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill sentenced Cosby to three to 10 years in state prison. He is appealing the conviction.
Cosby, a Philadelphia native, rose to fame in the 1960s as the first black actor to star in a prime-time television drama with the hit show, “I Spy.” He became known as “America’s Dad” for his portrayal of family man Cliff Huxtable on the top-rated “Cosby Show” from 1984 to 1992.
Dozens of women accused him of sexual assault or misconduct over a 50-year span, including five who testified at his retrial last year. Cosby and his lawyers and agents repeatedly called the encounters consensual.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.