Camille Cosby Breaks Silence About Her Husband’s Trial
After a week of no comment on her husband being found guilty of sexual assault, Camille Cosby has released a long statement defending Bill and calling for his prosecutor to be criminally investigated. Camille called the trial “mob justice, not real justice.” She went on to imply that Andrea Constand, one of the women accusing Bill of rape, was a liar.
“This is a homogenous group of exploitive and corrupt people, whose primary purpose is to advance themselves professionally and economically at the expense of Mr. Cosby’s life. If they can do this to Mr. Cosby, they can do so to anyone,” said Camille in her statement.
She also portrayed husband Bill as a media martyr. “Are the media now the people’s judges and juries?”
Camille went so far as to compare her husband’s trial to the infamous lynching of Emmett Till, a black teenager who was murdered when a white woman claimed he made a pass at her.
Bill Cosby is currently awaiting sentencing for his three counts of sexual assault. Public opinion of Cosby is as low as it’s been since the rape allegations first surfaced and it is unlikely that Camille’s appeals will significantly polish her husband’s tarnished image.
Upwards of sixty women have now claimed that he drugged and raped them over the course of his career. The eighty year old comedian, formerly one of the most trusted and broadly popular people in show business, may be living out the sum of his remaining years in prison.