Bill Cosby compared himself to Nelson Mandela while discussing prison

Fourth day of Bill Cosby's retrial for sexual assault charges

Last week, Bill Cosby was found guilty on three charges involving the drugging and sexual assault of Andrea Constand. Each of the three charges carries up to ten years in prison. No one really believes that Cosby will be sentenced to 30 years, but then again, few people probably believed that a jury would Cosby guilty of anything too, so miracles do happen. Cosby is 80 years old, legally blind and a rapist: what would the just prison sentence be? For Cosby to die in prison? Well… yeah. Hopefully. And as it turns out, Cosby is preparing himself for just that.

His attorneys might still be squawking about innocence and appeals, but Bill Cosby is mentally preparing himself for prison.

“This is what they wanted,” the comedian once revered as “America’s Dad” told Page Six after a Pennsylvania jury found him guilty Thursday of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand. When he arrived at his suburban Philadelphia home after court, he was greeted at the door by another “victim” — his wife and most loyal supporter, Camille. She gave him a hug and a kiss, said a source who was present.

Throughout the trial, the 80-year-old Cosby repeatedly talked to Page Six about “that place.” He meant a prison cell, which might become his home for the rest of his life beginning this summer, when a judge could sentence him to a maximum of 30 years.

“When they send me to that place, I want you to be there to tell my story because it seems no one is listening, no one wants the real story,” Cosby said. During his first trial a year ago, he also spoke to Page Six, with the agreement that nothing could be shared publicly during the legal proceeding. But at the recently concluded retrial, his public demeanor turned bitter and coarse. He could be heard using hard language: “Damn you! F–k this! Bulls–t.”

He often ground his teeth, bit his lip and clenched his fist, as the parade of female accusers told their stories of being drugged and sexually assaulted. After the verdict was read Thursday and Judge Steven O’Neill chastised District Attorney Kevin Steele for his continued objection to allowing Cosby to remain free on bail, Cosby erupted.

“He doesn’t have a plane, you a- -hole. I’m sick of this,” Cosby screamed at Steele. The prosecutor had said Cosby had a private plane and could escape custody.

“When there was talk of a plea bargain, I said no,” Cosby told Page Six last year. “I just refused to plead guilty to something that just didn’t happen. It didn’t happen, and Andrea knows that, and I think [prosecutors] know that.”

The deal offered in 2017 would have required Cosby to serve under house arrest, register as a sex offender and be on probation for an undisclosed period.

“Why take a deal?” he said. “Not when they want me to say that I’m a sex offender. I didn’t do what they said I did. But, you know, I think back to the time when Camille and I went to visit Nelson Mandela in South Africa. He was a free man, but I remember when we met him at Robben Island where he had been in a prison for all of those years. 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, and I will have to go there.”

[From Page Six]

Can you imagine? Can you imagine that a rapist who has drugged, raped and sexually assaulted more than 60 women would have the f–king audacity to sit there and compare his struggle to Nelson Mandela?!?! Throw him in prison for that too. But it’s good that Cosby is mentally preparing for prison. Because he’s going to die in there and I have no problem with that.

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  1. NotSoSocialButterfly says:



    • Vic says:

      Yep, that about covers it.

      (the BALLS on this guy)

      • Raina says:

        Speaking of balls and machismo, I would ADORE if Cosby and Trump wound up in the same prison, watching re-runs of their old shows, making shanks before it was time to cuddle with their cellmates.
        Trump would declare how his shank is the greatest shank ever until Cosby kicked him in the throat while holding a jello pudding pop.
        Hey hey hey
        Oh, and Ivanka would visit Trump and Cosby would try to offer her a drink and Trump would shout, “SHE’S mine.”
        I can’t help where my brain goes, sorry.

    • bunny ears says:

      I forgot which morning show it was (GMA?), but his lawyer compared him to Emmett Till. I lost my temper and almost threw my breakfast at the screen.

      • The Other Katherine says:

        Wow. I’m glad I didn’t hear that interview. That’s one of the most offensive comparisons I can imagine. Jesus.

    • Imqrious2 says:

      You know what they say: sociopaths lie, and believe their own lies.

      In his deposition, which one of the jurors referenced, BC admitting to drugging women with qualludes and having sex with them. Then denied denied denied until his denials became his “truth”.

      I hope he rots in jail for the rest of his life. Hopefully it will be a long time that he suffers, the way he made those women suffer all this time.

      • Raina says:

        Sociopath, maybe psychopath, too. People technically could have died. Those drugs he slipped affect everyone differently.
        Pretty certain somewhere out there, Nelson Mandela is not nodding.
        When I think of Cosby, I compare him to that weird tasting bagel you wanted to try but ended up regretting it and left with an aftertaste that never quite leaves for a long time.
        You think he’s interesting, possibly, progressive, even, then almost immediately turns sour.
        He should thank his Dr. Huxtable persona for all the women he ended up abusing. That doctor he played on t.v wrote more prescriptions for getting women near him than the other doctor who gave him the drugs.
        Enjoy jail, Cliff, may you spend as much time in there as Mandela did. That’s the only comparison I would like to see.
        Hope his wife reflects on that, too.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Just comparing himself to Mandela should get him life without parole.

  2. Carol Hill says:

    AS IF!!!

  3. Tulip Garden says:

    He got by with it so long that he is enraged and shocked at being held accountable.

    • Lady D says:

      Hopefully he spends every day in prison raging about it.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yup…It was “OK” for him to do those things because he got away with it.

      he still doesn’t think he did anything wrong. sick b*stard.

      • Ankhel says:

        I believe he honestly thinks he did nothing wrong. A ‘good girl’ wouldn’t tempt him, wouldn’t be alone with him. Never mind that he drugged and assaulted them, in his mind they had sex outside of marriage, and that makes them undeserving sluts. He’s probably digusted with them for not being quiet and ashamed. I’m sure he feels persecuted too, because why are anyone taking those ‘bad girls’ seriously?

    • MerrymerrymonthofMay says:

      Cosby is a narcissist and apparently delusional now too.

  4. kate says:

    No. Just no.

  5. terra says:

    Of course he did. Nothing is ever a narcissist’s fault.

  6. Beth says:

    Time for Cosby to shut up and go to prison.

  7. RBC says:

    I am curious about his money. It is most likely someone is going to sue him, I just wonder if he put his money and property under his wife’s name to protect it from lawsuits? He was crafty enough to get away with assaulting women all these years. I can certainly see him looking to protect his fortune

  8. Deanne says:

    The level of narcissism is staggering. How dare he compare himself to a great man like Nelson Mandela? The fact this serial rapist views himself as the victim in this situation, makes me feel ill.

    • Zandile says:

      Black South Africans do not consider him so great. He forgave oppressors of African people, when it wasn’t his place to do so and a lot of them who committed atrocious crimes against Africans walked off without any punishment.
      Not saying him and Cosby are the same though

      • Clare says:

        Do they not? My experiences in SA are limited, but I have never heard Mandela referred to with anything but positive sentiments by South African coworkers of all races. This is the first I’ve ever heard of Black South African’s not considering him great – would like to know more?

      • Lilian says:

        Zandile is on her own with her thoughts. Nelson Mandela did what he had to do to save us all. You airing out Julius bull on a story about Bill Cosby is not on!!

  9. Vic says:

    I do love the “he’s old and frail” argument his team keeps pushing in their quest to keep Cosby out of prison. They don’t get it at all: the fact that he’s 80 years old and in declining health is exactly why he DOES deserve to go to prison.

    Cosby’s victims never got the sympathy and compassion he seems to think he’s entitled to now. He’s lived a long life doing whatever the hell he wanted to whomever he wanted, and you can’t just “age out” of responsibility for that.

    • Beth says:

      You do the crime,you do the time,and I also don’t care that he’s old and blind. These crimes started decades ago when he was a lot younger and had great sight, and it’s time he is punished.

    • PrincessMe says:

      Do you guys think he’ll go to prison at all or for any significant time? For some reason, I don’t think he will. I hope I’m proven wrong, but I have a feeling that he won’t. Ugh!

      • Beth says:

        I hope he goes to prison for the rest of his life, but I get the feeling he won’t go at all. Old, blind,”America’s Dad,” unfortunately won’t be treated the way he deserves

      • PrincessMe says:

        This is what made me concerned “The judge ultimately declined the prosecution’s request [when they requested he be sent to jail immediately], citing Cosby’s age and poor health.” If he’s in poor health now, he’ll be in poor health in a few months. It felt like a gut-punch reading that.

      • Vic says:

        He’ll never see the inside of a prison cell.

    • brutalethyl says:

      The only reason he’s going to prison when he’s old and blind is because he managed to avoid prosecution when he was young and sighted. If he had gotten what he deserved then, he could have been America’s Dad in San Quentin. It would have been so cute to see him with Rudy sitting on his lap on visiting day. Vomit.

    • HK9 says:

      If he’s got enough energy to call the prosecutor an asshole to dispute that fact he didn’t own a plane in regards to him being a flight risk, he’s got enough energy to spend the rest of his life in jail.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Yes. My thoughts exactly.

      The Golden State Killer is elderly as well. Do we let him off the hook for killing 12 and raping 50? No.

      Cosby’s list of victims is long and so should be his prison sentence.

  10. Theodora says:


    I wonder with whom Harvey Weinstein will compare himself at his first trial. Simon Wiesenthal? Elie Wiesel?

  11. Lala says:

    My reaction when I read this…


  12. HK9 says:

    This just solidifies that fact that he belongs in prison for the rest of his life. He’s not sorry and will never admit what he is. He’s a dumpster fire of delusion and criminality.

  13. Red says:

    I can’t believe they even offered him that plea bargain.

  14. minx says:

    Sure, Bill. 🙄🙄🙄

  15. Eleonor says:

    Of course he does.

  16. Giddy says:

    He doesn’t deserve to even speak Nelson Mandela’s name. To compare himself to NM is tantamount to another crime. And what about Camille, who went upstairs and left girls alone with her rapist husband?

  17. MerrymerrymonthofMay says:

    I can’t even with this anymore. Slap in the face to Nelson Mandela.

    • Ankhel says:

      This POS can’t touch Nelson Mandela. His words don’t matter now. All that matters is that he winds up in jail.

  18. starkiller says:

    I have to wonder if this fool is becoming senile or developing dementia. If I’m reading the quotes in the article correctly, he refers to himself in the third person (the quote about the plane, specifically).

    He refused a plea deal because in his mind, it’s true that nothing happened, he didn’t, and still doesn’t, believe he did anything wrong.

  19. Christina S. says:

    He’s a monster plain and simple. The best part is his legacy is now being known as a serial rapist. We won’t really remember the Cosby show or pudding pops without also remembering him as a rapist. 100 years from now our great grandchildren when they hear or talk about him they’ll remember just the rapist bit. The rest won’t matter. He could save the world and feed the hungry, but he’ll always be branded as a rapist. He earned his scarlet letter.

    • Dotgirl says:

      This is actually so, so true. My son (age 14) saw a picture of Bill Cosby on a magazine in the market, and asked, “He’s that rapist guy, right?”

      That’s literally ALL he knows Bill Cosby for, and that is exactly the kind of legacy he is leaving.

    • Christin says:

      Look at his gray-blue alphabet tie. Maybe a non-verbal reminder how he was a childhood staple?

  20. brutalethyl says:

    He can compare himself to OJ. OJ skated in his criminal trial, but then got slammed in civil court and got himself put in prison for his next crime wave. America’s Dad here /s was fined in civil court, then had a mistrial and now is finally held accountable.

    Yep, definitely OJ. NOT Nelson Mandela.

  21. Lady D says:

    Two members of Cosby’s team were on a talk show Friday morning discussing the fact that Cosby had been in effect lynched by the court trial. I couldn’t believe my ears. I’m going to try and find the article where they were talking about it.

    • Christin says:

      Sounds like he made a huge error by not taking the plea deal, and now it’s someone else’s fault.

      Downfall of a narcissist is just so dramatic, isn’t it? They’re the biggest victims ever.

    • Vic says:

      Just when you think they can’t outdo that vile closing statement – “it sounds as though she’s slept with every man on the planet” – they go and prove you wrong.

      Special place in hell for that one.

  22. jferber says:

    brutalethyl (love your name), I agree with your comparison. Narcissists? Yup. Criminals? Yup.
    Delusional? Yup? Maintain (and probably feel) innocence? Yup. Enabled to high holy hell by complicit people who are equally despicable? Yup. Remember, in BOTH cases, Society was on THEIR side rather than the victims’. That said, I doubt Cosby will do ONE DAY of jail time. Not one day. And O.J.’s nine years in a probably luxury prison where he was pampered is no just punishment for his heinous butchering of two human beings. Anyway, he’s out now and gleefully committing new crimes and getting away with them. Just sheesh.

  23. Lady D says:

    I checked, & I can’t link, but if you google ‘Bill Cosby trial public lynching’ you’ll get lots of options.

  24. Valerie says:

    This walking trashcan WOULD say something like that.

  25. Missmarirose says:

    Did you see Marsha Warfield ‘s Facebook post about this?
    It’s so Weinstein like. So many people knew about Cosby that women were routinely warned about accepting drinks from him.

  26. Millie says:

    “When they send me to that place, I want you to be there to tell my story because it seems no one is listening, no one wants the real story,” Cosby said.

    Actually, they were listening and they wanted the real story. That was the whole point of the trial. You, Cosby, chose to remain silent and not testify. Or maybe your lawyers told you to keep your trap shut because they knew you would only incriminate yourself further. Either way, bye.

  27. Reece says:

    Th words I have for him would have my comment deleted.
    That’s all.

  28. stinky says:

    He’s guilty, and he knows we know he knows.
    I think THATS why he’s actually talking about seeing the inside of his own prison cell.
    His 80 year old is really IS getting tired of all this…